Apple has today announced a new feature coming to iOS 12 this fall. The new feature will automatically share your location with the first responders as soon as you call 911 from your iPhone. The feature is only for the US users and will come with iOS 12 update this fall (September).
Apple says your location will be shared securely with the only purpose of helping officials to help you better. Apple says it will make the process faster as well as more accurate information can be transferred. Apple using a technology it launched in 2015 called HELO (Hybrid Emergency Location).
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“Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance.
Apple will be using RapidSOS company’s Internet Protocol based data pipeline to quickly and securely share your location with the 911 centers. This is a great step by Apple as long as the users data is safe. It would really help 911 officials to respond better and faster in times of emergency.
While the feature is for US only, we hope if not Apple other companies tie up with emergency offices in each country to provide this kind of service. Apple assures that users data cannot be used for any non-emergency purpose and our data is safe. Stay tuned to Sid Tech for latest tech news, deals, reviews and more.
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