iPhone, RapidSOS can now share your location with 911
Ordering an Uber is no problem… with smartphone location technology. After a night out, even if you don’t know where (or who) you are, your smartphone probably does. Now that smartphones have figured out how to get your drunken ass home, Apple has decided to focus on other similarly important uses for the same technology.
I know what you are thinking… what gives? If our smartphones know exactly where we are, why can’t emergency services (i.e. police) find us the same way an Uber can? It isn’t exactly Apple’s fault. The real problem stems from an outdated 911 system built for landlines. However, RapidSOS specializes in sharing your information with 911 dispatch systems. The start-up will provide information to 911 dispatch including your location and possibly medical records.
Be sure to update… because we all want you to live. The update will be included in iOS 12 and will be turned on by default (but you can opt-out). Try not to ignore the update for several weeks (or months) because this one is actually useful.