Hungary has introduced an emergency location-based service called AML (Advanced Mobile Location), which sends the geolocation of anyone who dials the local emergency phone number 112.
With the new service, dispatch centers can locate callers in just a few seconds, with extremely high precision. As opposed to the older, more inaccurate location-based service, it can identify the coordinates of a call with an accuracy of up to 5 meters.
Users do not need to install any apps- the phone automatically activates the function and transmits the location data directly to the nearest dispatch center.
Access to AML, however, requires Android OS 4.1 (Google Play Services 9.0) or newer, while in the case of iPhone devices at least iOS 13.4.
The AML service has already been successfully introduced in several countries around the world.
It only activates when somebody calls 112, and only displays the position data of the mobile device from which the emergency call was made.
The service is available in Hungary for free in the network of the three largest Hungarian mobile service providers: Magyar Telekom, Telenor, and Vodafone.
The Hungarian Police insisted that a lot of effort has been put into the secure transmission of data, so the centers can only use the location data transmitted by the AML service for emergency-call related activities.
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