A few months ago, we reported that Google Now had been updated for Android where it could now remember where you parked your car. The feature is pretty basic as it more or less just saves the location of your parked car, but it looks like Apple could have something similar planned that appears to be slightly more hi-tech.
Apple has recently filed for a couple of patents titled “Automatic identification of vehicle location” and “Vehicle location in weak location signal scenarios” (via Cult of Mac), both of which seem to describe methods in which Siri, Apple’s voice assistant feature for iOS, could be used as a way to help drivers locate their cars in parking lots.
According to the patent, it mentions how the iPhone can establish a connection with your vehicle through CarPlay and then transmit its location and information over Bluetooth or WiFi. This provides users with an alternate means of locating their vehicle other than GPS, which would come in handy in places like underground carparks where reception might not be as strong.
The patent also mentions using Siri through a simple command of “Find my car” and it will provide drivers with directions and a map that leads you to your vehicle. In fact it sounds like it could potentially be used to help recover stolen vehicles the same way you might locate a lost iPhone. However we should note that these are merely patents and might not necessarily be turned into actual products/services, but one can hope, right?
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