Posted by Anirudh Bhardwaj | Last Updated: 05-May-17
Has it ever occurred to you that sometimes you tend to forget where you parked your car? Shopping malls and commercial buildings are often flooded with crowds and consequently their parking lots are flooded with vehicles. While it doesn’t sound like a big issue, this can be quite problematic in metropolitan cities. Thankfully, Google has now come up with an excellent solution. Google has recently revamped its Maps application and with this update, you will now be able to find your car’s parking location anywhere on your finger tips.
However, Google is not the first one to come up with this kind of feature. Apple Maps has already launched this feature along with the iOS 10 update. And now with the new update to its Maps application, Google has played its move. This spreads a tide of joy among millions of Android and iOS users who use this app on regular basis. This new feature will work on both android and iOS platforms and will help you find your car with ease. Let’s see how it works!
How To Find Your Car Via Google Maps
First of all, make sure that you are using the latest update of Google Maps. If not, update your app immediately and then proceed with the following steps:
Launch the Google Maps application.
Tap on the blue icon that indicates your existing location.
Just as you tap on the blue dot, a menu appears at the bottom on your screen.
Tap on Save your parking.
That’s it! Now when you come back, you can easily locate your car by launching the Maps application.
Another great benefit of using this car locating feature is that even if know where your car is parked, you can still share your parking location with someone else so they will find where to find your car.
Besides marking your parking location, you can also add extra notes in the parking card that appears when you tap on the blue dot.
Now the question worth asking is how does Google Maps help you remember your parking location? As revealed by Google, the parking location is determined by using the expert combination of GPS, cell tower signalling and various WiFi locations. On contrary to this, the parking feature in iOS generates a pin when you disconnect your iPhone from your car’s bluetooth system which can be used to track your car when you return.