The older I get, the more often I forget where I parked the car. I don’t think it’s because I have dementia or anything, it just seems as parking lots get bigger and busier, it’s easier to completely forget where you parked. This is especially true when I’m going anywhere with kids in tow – with everything else to worry about, remembering parking spots gets moved down a little on the priority list. I don’t think I’m alone in this regard.
Thanks to a recent update to Google Now, the service will now remember where you parked the car. You don’t really have to do anything special for this feature to work as all you have to do (in theory) is stop your vehicle for an extended period of time. Once Google Now determines the car has been stopped long enough, it will remember the location where it stopped allowing you to easily find it using one of the “cards”. (I should add that you can also manually have it remember your parking spot if you don’t trust it to do it automatically).
As awesome as this feature sounds (and probably is), there are quite a few bugs that need worked out, the biggest of which may be it remembering your “parking spot” when you get off a city bus or out of a friend’s car. Those cards would certainly be annoying after a short while.
As of right now, this feature is only available for Android users.
How often do you use Google Now? Have you tried out this parking feature yet? If so, please let us know in the comments how it worked out for you!
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