Google Now for Android will remember where you parked your car

  1. Are you prone to forgetting your parking spot? Well, If you use Google Now, that might not happen again. The company yesterday updated its Android Search app to add a new card that will remember where you parked your car....

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,571   +480

    Is this a threat?
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,044   +37

    If this personal information is available online somehow. Yes.
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,044   +37

    There are plenty of other ways to remember where you parked. Take a picture of any nearby land marks, jot down a note of anything like the row number. Put something on top of your vehicle that could help you see it above the rest of the vehicles. (magnetic antennae with a tennis ball on top) Plenty of other relevant ways.
  5. Runt1me

    Runt1me Newcomer, in training

    There needs to be scrutinised open source alternatives for every single thing google and ms come up with from now on.
  6. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TechSpot Booster Posts: 191   +13

    I agree. I have never really lost my car. (Except when I was pregnant.) I usually have a photographic memory that lets me remember where I've parked visually. I keep a mental note of what entrance I came in, which direction did I walk into the entrance and about how far back I've parked. I feel this advancement is just a way to have people rely more on technology than their own mental power...If you disagree...then that's good for you ;)
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  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 939   +82

    I've done the old, "Panic Button" thing a time or two when I knew I was close but couldn't find my car. Just walk to the honking car, and problem solved. But maybe this will be somewhat useful when I drive with those friends who don't pay attention and I'm busy goofing off with my phone to notice where we parked.

    Google Location Services require that you give permissions to people who you wish to share your location with. When offering your location, you can either offer an exact location (to the most recent GPS coordinates of your phone) or in a general/city location with out the GPS coordinates. You control who see's what.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,802   +702

    I also tend to do that but the other day I got mixed up, I left my phone in the parking bay and put my car in my pocket. I guess old age is catching up with me.:p
    RenGood08 likes this.
  9. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 178   +25

    I would love to see if this works in a multi-level parking structure.
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,576   +76

    Just put up a large bright red sign sticky on your vehicle the reads I am HERE!
  11. On Windows Phone, Nokia's Here Drive does this already.
     
  12. I might be telling my age but I guess something had to evolve when car radio antennae evolved beyond being a metal stem that old people of the time put tennis balls on the tip of it so they could find their car. lol lol lol
  13. Just another way to track our every move from this insidious corporation which is hell bent on taking away our privacy in the name of 'technology.'

    If self drive cars are the next thing, why not just tell the car to come and find you? All tracked by satellite of course and logged onto some server hard drive for the NSA to drool over!
  14. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TechSpot Booster Posts: 191   +13

    Ahhh I lost my car once at walmart. I was pregnant and I go overwhelmed. I literally walked between the two doors for like an hour before I remembered where I parked. Had a pregnancy moment lol!!


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