EENA's work on AML
Overview of EENA's work on Advanced Mobile Location
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IN LESS THAN 2 MINUTES
Accurate caller location in case of an emergency is one of the most significant pieces of information an emergency call-taker can use. Caller location can be detrimental for the safety of citizens in many ways, the decision on which emergency resource is dispatched, the quickest route to get to the incident, and so on.
AML IN A NUTSHELL
An AML-enabled smartphone recognises when an emergency call is made and, if not already activated, activates the phone’s GNSS to collect the caller’s location information. The handset then sends an automatic SMS to the emergency services with the caller’s location, before turning the GNSS off again. The service can also use Wi-Fi, depending on which is better at a given moment. Please note that AML is not an app.
AML IN ALL ANDROID PHONES
Meet Emergency Location Service (ELS) in Android: In one of the biggest news of the industry in the last years, Google announced in July 2016 that all Android phones in the world, from Gingerbread OS version onwards, include AML. Read more.
What does the future hold for ELS? Here's a preview (from 33:30 onwards):
WHERE DOES IT WORK?
This map shows the countries where ELS is activated and operational.
Is that all? No, ELS is also working in New Zealand.
WHAT ABOUT APPLE?
As of Spring 2018, iPhones will also support AML. Read about the announcement here.
What can AML do for people?
Check out the AML #FeelGood stories from around the World here.
Advanced Mobile Location
in the UK
|Despite the existence of legislation to mandate accuracy and reliability targets, no Member State in Europe has set any. In the absence of this, the UK Stage 1 PSAP operator, BT, along with its partners EE (Mobile Network Operator) and HTC (handset manufacturer) in the UK, set out a project to resolve this by designing and implementing its own solution: Advanced Mobile Location (AML).||Read the document|
|Advanced Mobile Location: Specifications & Requirements||With several European countries testing or about to start testing AML, this much-awaited document lays down the specifications and requirements for its implementation.||Read the document|
Advanced Mobile Location:
Additional requirements & guidance
|The document includes requirements as they emerged from the live deployments in the UK and several other countries, as well as the tests ran during the HELP112 project.||Read the document|
Emergency Communications (EMTEL);
Advanced Mobile Location
for emergency calls
|Read the "Emergency Communications (EMTEL); Advanced Mobile Location for emergency calls" technical report of ETSI.||Read the document|
EENA WORKSHOP ON AML
On 20 June, 100 attendees from around Europe joined us in Google's office in Brussels for EENA's 'Workshop on Advanced Mobile Location (AML)', to discuss and learn about the technology of AML and the improvement of emergency caller location in Europe.
View the after-event material here.
AML & ELS FAQ
Still questions? You can check the FAQ document on Advanced Mobile Location and Emergency Location Service in Android and find out the answers to most questions we have received.
Would you like more information about EENA's work on AML? Feel free to contact Benoit Vivier, EENA Advocacy Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.