We have all, at some point, spent several minutes looking for where we parked our cars in a huge parking lot. What if you could just use your smartphone to find the exact location of the car? Well, the latest beta version of Google Maps lets you do just that.
As per a report in Mashable, Android’s latest beta version of Google Maps has new features to remind you where you parked your car.
For starters, one has to install the beta version. For users signed into Google Maps, the first feature lets you set the parking location of your car by tapping of the location dot. You can then use the ‘save your parking’ feature option in the menu. Mashable says that the feature will not show up unless a user is signed in.
Not just that, a user can even add parking notes to remember the block or floor you have parked on, you can add pictures to remind you of the surroundings of where the car is parked. Additionally, you can set a timer to track how long the car has been parked for. This is especially helpful if your parking is a metered one.
For now, this car parking reminder feature on Google Maps is limited only to the Android beta version, says the report in Mashable. Whether it will become a public release eventually or become available to iOS users is not known yet.
In fact, Apple maps also has a similar feature that helps keep track of the parked car through a Bluetooth connection between the car and your iPhone. It also lets you edit the location and like Google Maps, lets you add a note or a picture.