GPS emergency call standards

Lothar Behrens lothar.behrens at
Mon Apr 6 12:43:36 CEST 2009

Besides all the discussion. Is this here really yet patented?

If a patent would disable an emergeny functionality like automating  
the alert
in case of 'changing behaviour' (accels), or it makes the device a bit  
expensive, because it helps save live, I must say patents are the  
wrong way.

I think, such an important issue should not be patented, because it is  
a feature
all phones should become and not only these whose manufacturer are  
to pay the patent licenses.

Also, in my view, the amount of invention is not quite high to  
eligible for a patent.

What do you think?

Is there prior art?

An interactive location is established and is provided by many  
services, does an automation
of them by a change in accelorometer behavior not be always the  
conclusion to be the best?

Wouldn't that idea in someones head earlyer?


Am 19.03.2009 um 01:18 schrieb Rask Ingemann Lambertsen:

> On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 02:58:10PM +0100, Tilman Baumann wrote:
>> Harald Welte wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 12:06:20PM +0100, Tilman Baumann wrote:
>>>> PS: According to Wikipedia, 112 works on all GSM networks no  
>>>> matter if
>>>> the number is a emergency number in tie state.
>>> that depends on what the network operator does.
>> Yep, but there seems to be some international agreement on the
>> significance of 112.
>> I don't have any quote yet, but as far as I understood it is even
>> required to by the GSM standards. But that might be wrong.
>   A D112 AT command is mentioned in the 3GPP TS 07.07 specification  
> which you
> can get from here:
> Quoting section "8.3	Enter PIN +CPIN":
> 	NOTE:	Commands which interact with ME that are accepted when ME is
> 		pending SIM PIN, SIM PUK, or PH‑SIM are: +CGMI, +CGMM,
> 		+CGMR, +CGSN, D112; (emergency call), +CPAS, +CFUN, +CPIN,
> 		+CDIS (read and test command only), and +CIND (read and test
> 		command only).
>   I don't know where the D112 command is documented. I also haven't  
> looked
> through the commands to see if there is a loophole such that you can  
> dial
> 112 without making an emergency call.
>   Btw, a few days ago danish media had a news story about unintended
> emergency calls. It appears that the answering machine offered by many
> telcos is partly to blame. What happens is that you press and hold  
> "1" to
> speed dial your answering machine, press "1" to listen to a message  
> and
> press "2" to delete a message. Doing so leaves the number 112 on the
> display...
> -- 
> Rask Ingemann Lambertsen
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