What is AML?
AML stands for Advanced Mobile Location. As per European Emergency Number Association (EENA), it is a technology that is activated when an emergency call is made from a mobile phone. AML enables handset-derived caller location information (GNSS, Wi-Fi etc.) to be provided to the emergency services without prior action from the caller in distress. As per EENA’s AML Report card 2019 (PDF, 200KB), 15 countries currently making use of AML.
How does it work?
Advanced mobile location is a feature built into the carriers' networks and can accurately pinpoint the location of the person who made the emergency call. For example: when an emergency call is made from an advanced GPS-enabled smartphone, it automatically activates the phone's location service and sends information about it to the emergency center.
AML in the UAE
AML was introduced in the UAE in line with its vision to provide a safe society by enhancing a sense of safety in all members of the society and taking the country to an advanced level in emergency preparedness.
AML was deployed in the UAE in 2017. It is operational in the whole country on Android operating systems. It is being tested on iOS.
AML is connected to police services presently. 999 and 998 are the emergency numbers that are activated on Android. On iOS, only 999 is activated.
AML messages are transmitted to the end-point via an SMS to a short number, internally. Two messages from Android and 1 message from iOS are sent during the duration of the call. The police receive AML positions directly in their Geographical Information System between 5 and 12 seconds. The transmission of the AML message is free to the caller.
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Updated on 24 May 2022