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Google Search App Adds Reminders For Where You Parked Your Car
Android Authority reports Google’s latest update to the Android version of the Google Search App has a new feature to remember where you parked your car and then give you directions on how to go back to that location.
Parking at large venues, malls, or big cities, can often get confusing at times. You often see those people walking around the parking lot, clicking the lock and unlock buttons on their keys, to trigger a sound or flash on their car so they can find out where they parked their car.
How it works is that when you park your car, Google will ask you if you want to save this location as a Google Now card. Then when it is time to find your car, you go into Google Search, tap on the card and it can navigate you there using Google Maps.
There are mixed reports of how well the accuracy works. I have to assume that in underground parking lots, with multiple levels, it doesn’t work that great. But over time, when iBeacons become more popular, that may change.
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