At present, no reliable, formal, and national naming and addressing convention exists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Instead, Saudis frequently rely on points-of-interest and landmarks—such as major streets and nearby shopping centers—to describe specific locations. When individuals call the authorities to report an accident or other emergency, this lack of a formal method of describing locations causes confusion in emergency situations, leading to considerable delays in emergency response. We propose to develop an E-999 application for smart phones that will enable Saudi citizens to contact any emergency authority, including their insurance provider while providing better location fix using the GPS capabilities of the phone.
also it is considered a powerful tool for utilizing the thousands of smart phones in the hands of responsible citizens to be a monitoring tool for authorities to combat crime.