Springfield's 911 system is announcing itself to be the first public-safety answering point in Massachusetts to accept wireless location information from Uber users.
The city made that announcement Monday thanks to an agreement with the ride-share service, emergency communications tech company RapidSOS and software firm Rave Mobile Safety.
Starting on Thursday, the latter two companies are partnering with Springfield to allow the city to receive precise information from 911 callers by giving 911 communicators the ability to toggle between number-location info and the coordinates of the phone.
The Uber partnership will be in addition to that enhancement.
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