What new feature does Google Maps now offer to car owners?
Remembers where you parked
Google sure is helpful, isn’t it? If it’s not telling you who starred in that obscure 1980s movie you just thought of, it’s helping you figure out what to order at fancy restaurants where every item on the menu is in a language you don’t speak.
Google (GOOG) officially rolled out the new feature on Tuesday, which it beta-tested for Android users last month.Tap the blue dot showing your location to see an option to save your parking place on the map. A label will pop up indicating where you parked your car.
Now, Google helps you remember where you parked your car! Yes, thanks to the Google Maps app on your smartphone, you now have one less thing to worry about on your next night out in the big city! Source: CNN
By tapping on that label, you can open up a “parking card” to add additional details about the parking spot — such as the level of the parking garage or the amount of time left before the meter expires. Users can save an image of the spot and send their parking location to friends.
The parking location is determined through a combination of GPS, cell towers and known WiFi locations, a Google spokesperson told CNNTech.