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Google Now could soon help you find where you parked

Posted: , by Michael H.


Google Now could soon help you find where you parked
We've seen a lot of features recently that are in the code for Google Now, but haven't yet made it out to users. There have been options to automatically add events to your calendar based on what you mention in other Google products, and reminders for paying your bills. Now, there is code that could be pointing to a feature that would help you find your car.

There are only a couple lines of code, but the strings are named "car_location", and they read "Where you parked". It can usually be tough to assume intent with code snippets, but those seem pretty easy to read. Google Now is already using your location to serve up reminders, travel information, and more; so, it's not too big of a leap to assume that Google would want to help remind you where you parked. 

As usual with rumors like this, we can't verify exactly that this will be coming, but it makes sense. Also, we can't say exactly when the feature might hit, but assuming the code hounds at Android Police have found all there is right now, it may be a bit off, because it seems like it needs a bit more work. 

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posted on 09 Apr 2014, 18:30 5

3. Planterz (Posts: 1779; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Your meme is bad and you should feel bad.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 18:35

4. Sauce (unregistered)

People (for the most part) already have something that does this.

It's called a BRAIN.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 19:47 1

11. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1156; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

Wrong meme, bro

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 22:05 6

14. Stuntman (Posts: 830; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

I want Google Now to help me find a place to park. I don't have an issue finding where I parked.

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 22:56

15. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3686; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)

Lol Ancient aliens guy. Dude where's my car ROFL. Dont know why whenever i see this guy's face and his expressions while he's talking, I cant help myself from laughing.

posted on 10 Apr 2014, 19:41

20. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1312; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

An app for finding a car....how quaint. There used to be this technology called GPS that I used to use that allowed me to hit a button and create was used to be called a "waypoint". This was beneficial in finding favorite fishing holes and such. Whenever I wanted to return to that same, exact spot all I would do is hit another button and my Garmin handheld would take straight there. This was back in1996. The older LORAN C standard was even more accurate until NOAA shut it down in favor of GPS.

Guys, there's very few new ideas coming out. A lot of vastly improved rehashes like infrared, biometric sensors, etc. but nothing new. My 2005 Palm T/X PDA does things that no iPad, Surface or Android tablet can do today. My guess is they're all waiting to get their hands on Palm's patent portfolio.

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