A California-based technology company, Apple is attempting to drag the US’s outmoded framework for taking care of 911 calls into the 21st century and if that satisfies Apple’s guarantee then the upcoming iPhone operating system will automatically convey faster and more solid data pinpointing the area of 911 calls.
The tech giant is settling the issue caused by the specialized gap between a framework worked for landlines 50 years prior and the present progressively advanced cell phones that make most crisis brings in the U.S. The analog system often struggles to interpret the exact area of calls originating from computerized gadgets, bringing about crisis responders once in a while being sent a mile or more from individuals arguing for help.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook said, “Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal.” Further, he added, “When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance.”
Sources stated that Apple’s 911 feature dependent on technology from a New York startup company, RapidSOS. Apple says that no one will see the data during the call, except 911 calling centers.
A former chairman for the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler trusts that Apple’s new tactic will set a new industry standard. Tom Wheeler said, “This is going to save a lot of lives.”