911 Goes To Next Level In Area

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.

(Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


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