EENA's work on AML

Overview of EENA's work on Advanced Mobile Location

 

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IN LESS THAN 2 MINUTES

 

THE PROBLEM

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.

 

How can AML save lives?
Read the inspiring story of this 8-year old boy from Lithuania and find out.

AML IN ALL ANDROID PHONES

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 can AML do for Europeans?
Check out the AML #FeelGood stories from around Europe
here.

 

 

HELP 112 - IMPROVING CALLER LOCATION IN EMERGENCIES

HELP 112 is an EU-funded pilot project on the design, implementation and execution of the transfer of GNSS data during an E112 call to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

The aim of the HELP 112 project is to improve the caller location information transferred to the PSAPs. To do so, the partners involved in the project look at available technologies and future opportunities, test and assess them and define requirements and recommendations to implement technologies enhancing caller location information at the European level in a cost effective manner. Read more.

 

MATERIAL

Document Description Link
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
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.

 

CONTACT

Would you like more information about EENA's work on AML? Feel free to contact Gary Machado, EENA Executive Director, at gm@eena.org.

Contact:

Gary MACHADO
Executive Director

E: gm@eena.org

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