This location tracking tech could save your life across the EU in 2020

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Advanced Mobile Location (AML) has been one of the biggest technological developments for emergency services around the globe. Once enabled, AML automatically activates the geo-locating capabilities of smartphones all over the world during emergency calls — sending locations to dispatchers that are 4,000 times more accurate than was previously possible.

There’s just one problem, only 12 European countries and three others use it — but that’s set to change.

The new European Electronics Communication Code will make it mandatory for all EU member states to use handset-derived location in addition to network-based information by December 2020 — ensuring AML deployment across the continent.

But how does AML work and why is it important for emergency services?

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