When you call 911 from a landline phone, that number is tied to a physical address. It's easy for emergency responders to get to the right place. However, cell phones can be anywhere, and the carrier-based location reports sent to call centers are not always good enough. Google is working on a system that would provide faster, more accurate locations to 911 operators, and its first test reportedly went well.
In December and January, Android users in Texas, Tennessee, and Florida who called 911 had their locations routed to 911 dispatchers via the Google system.Read More
Google aims to make 911 call locations more accurate was written by the awesome team at Android Police.