When Google engineer Maria Garcia Puyol learned emergency services didn’t have access to location information as accurate as what is available to taxi or food delivery companies, she became determined to fix it. “Our hope,” she says, “is that nobody else has to die because they can’t be found in time.” Read how a small team at Google partnered with the European Emergency Number Association to tackle this problem → g.co/emergencylocation
Lenny Trujillo used Google Search to piece together the story of his family's settlement in California. After uncovering this ancestry story, he decided to memorialize his great-great-great grandfather Lorenzo with a sculpture. It sits at what was his unmarked gravesite, as Lenny believes Lorenzo is “of too much importance to not have any recognition.” For #HispanicHeritageMonth, join us in exploring Lenny’s heritage journey, captured by photographer @ari.mejorado, in our story.
Last fall, rescue pilot Christian Steiner was dispatched to help rescue a paraglider who had crashed in the Alps. Without more accurate location technology, Christian might never have been able to find him. Google has partnered with the European Emergency Number Association to introduce Android Emergency Location Service (ELS), which makes it easier for rescuers to pinpoint where people in distress are located. Check out today’s story for more about Christian’s rescue, and read more at g.co/emergencylocation.