Motorola Mobility Licenses NextNav Vertical Location Capabilities for Smartphones
Monday, March 29, 2021 | Comments

NextNav announced that its vertical location technology will be available for 9-1-1 emergency services through a new partnership with Motorola Mobility.

Drawing on NextNav’s carrier-grade network and innovative software, Motorola will offer devices capable of delivering vertical location (Z-axis) measurements for 9-1-1 emergency services. Using NextNav’s software, first responder applications on Motorola devices will provide precise altitude data with the floor level (± 3 meters) accuracy mandated by the FCC, precisely locating 9-1-1 callers and minimizing response times.

“We’re proud to offer NextNav’s vertical location solution for E9-1-1 through Motorola smartphones,” said Rudi Kalil, vice president (VP) and general manager, North America at Motorola Mobility. “The implementation of this critical capability in our devices will improve emergency response outcomes and provide our users with a truly invaluable experience.”

NextNav’s Pinnacle solution for vertical location is delivered through a software update to devices in the field and will be incorporated natively in new Motorola devices. NextNav’s vertical location service requires no alterations to device hardware.

“Vertical location is a game-changer for emergency response,” said NextNav CEO Ganesh Pattabiraman. “Studies show that 3D geolocation reduces search times by over 85%. Our partnership with Motorola means faster response times and increased situational awareness that will save lives. This is the first step toward an ecosystem of 3D geolocation that is long overdue.”

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