Google Assistant Brings Back The Functionality Of Handy Parking Location

The industry-leading virtual assistant of Google can be of great help not only when you’re behind the wheel, but also to remind you where you’ve actually parked your car at the end of a day walking around town. In fact, there are a number of ways in which Google Assistant can lend a hand to locate your parked vehicle, and particularly this is the feature that has caught our attention.


That’s because this step was apparently a thing back in the Google Nowadays of 2014, going away for some reason a number of years ago only to recently return in a more modernized manner. You don’t have to do anything in actual to get your digital assistant to estimate where you have probably stopped driving and started walking.

As it is based on your location history, your Android device will allow you to know where you (may have) parked your car, and although the feature is not likely to wow you with its accuracy, but the fact it can loosely determine the whereabouts of your car without much effort on the user’s part is pretty cool… and a bit scary. Of course, if you often forget where you’ve parked your vehicle or need accurate precision from this Google Assistant feature, you can manually save your location and for that, you need to say “Ok Google” and one of several magic phrases before the time to leave your car behind.

That’s particularly useful if you want to keep a record of your parking spot precisely in a crowded lot, but as for the other case, the automatic feature is likely to prove fairly convenient as well. If you forget both where you parked and to manually command the voice assistant to save the location of your vehicle, in either case, this could prove a life-saver right away.

As always, not everyone seems to have gained access to the newly added functionality straight off the bat, so for now, it might be a clever decision to continue using the manual parking location reminder.

(Via: Android Police)

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