You’ve made it to your local convenience store or shopping center and you parked towards the back on the left side where there weren’t too many cars. A few hours go by and you’re done with your shopping, but you’ve forgotten where you parked because there are more cars in the lot now. Well, Google, or should I say Google Maps is here to help you remember where exactly you’ve parked your vehicle.
In the application, the feature is called “Parking Location” and it creates a card that’ll show you the exact location where you parked by allowing you to take pictures of the surroundings and take notes and placing a blue dot at that exact spot. When you’re getting ready to leave the store just open up the card in the notification area and be on your way. Once you arrive at your vehicle, just clear the card and set another one once you get to another location. Currently, this feature is only available on Android and no word as to when it will come to iOS. This is a big improvement from the current location card that shows up where you’ve last parked and can sometimes take a bit of time to update.
It’s a new little feature to add on to Google Maps, but how many people will actually use this? I’ll probably try it out because I tend to forget where I’ve parked while being in a store for about 30 minutes. What are your thoughts about Google Maps being able to locate your vehicle in a parking lot? Will you try it out? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: zdnet