Transcript for New cell phone technology will hopefully speed 911 response times
Back now with the new technology that no 11 operators are hoping will speed response time. Pinpoint your location and may be saving your life here's ABC's Morris Dell Kabul. Acquire my. Trapped in a sinking car 31 year old Chanel Anderson dials 911 but the operator is unable to find her food all the great. Moments later Anderson drowned. She caught from a cell phone like 76%. Of all 911 callers dispatchers rely on cell towers to ping new. And that's not always accurate. Don't call me kill off of in the location may be anywhere from one half to two miles away. Officials hope within four years 80% of 911 calls can be pinpointed within fifty feet. But one city isn't waiting. And I want to monitor batters to the emergency police and Keller Texas are using an app that pinpoint your location with GPS. Just like Google Maps or Hooper. To show how it works we asked three people to call 911 using the siren apt from outside the local football stadium this is a test call. Back at dispatched those calls popping up right where they're standing. Police saying that means faster response times time to me the difference between life and death. Apps like these will only work if the community has adopted the technology. Also say they prozac privacy concerns advocates argue they are saving lives Tom. Mara thank you.
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