Google yesterday announced a feature to help Google Maps users remember where they're leaving their car once they've arrived at their destination.

The feature is simple enough to activate once you've parked up, and like Apple Maps, if you have your iPhone connected to your car via USB audio or Bluetooth, Google Maps will automatically tag your vehicle's location on the map when you disconnect it.

Google Maps parking
If your iPhone isn't connected to your car, you'll have to do this manually: Open up the app, tap the blue location dot and then select "Set as parking location" to add it to the map.

Tapping on the parking icon that remains on the map also opens the parking card, which includes options to share the location with friends and view pictures of the parking area.

Google Maps can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Iconoclysm Avatar
92 months ago
Apple maps has had this functionality based on movement speed for what, 3 years now?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macs4nw Avatar
92 months ago
Shoulda had this years ago, when I spend a couple of hours to find my (then) new car in the wee hours, after parking it and mistakenly believing it was somewhere else. Not a great way to impress my (very patient) date on our first evening together.

Needless to say my self confidence took a bit of a beating that night, but things worked out.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dilbert99 Avatar
92 months ago
Apple maps has had this functionality based on movement speed for what, 3 years now?
Can any of them tell me where I parked in a covered shopping center car park? I'm assuming not if they are using GPS.

How long did it take apple to add avoiding tolls to Apple Maps?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Weaselboy Avatar
92 months ago
Does Apple Maps have a manual setting to indicate parked car?

If not, then Google Maps is better
Tell Siri, "I parked here."
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mw0103 Avatar
92 months ago
No one has seen the Seinfeld episode?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rodpascoe Avatar
92 months ago
Why target Americans? I'm in the UK and have often lost my car. Airport parking was my worst time. Took me ages to find it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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