Location Services: Why Can’t 911 Find Me But My Rideshare Can?
Thursday, May 31 2018 • 2:00 pm ET
John Foley, General Manager, Safer Buildings Coalition
Roger Hixson, Technical Director, NENA
Reinhard Ekl, Vice President of Product & Public Safety, RapidSOS
With the advent of mobile-phone technology, 911 isn’t working like it should. At the push of a button, consumers can get a ride, a meal—even a dog sitter—delivered to our exact location. But responders can face severe challenges finding our location during an emergency, particularly in urban areas with high-rise buildings. Examine how partnerships with operators, emergency responders and municipalities are working to address this issue and how new technologies are changing the paradigm.