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Dude, where's my car? Google Now gets parking reminders

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Dude, where's my car? Google Now gets parking reminders

Lost your car and have no idea where you parked? Google has rolled out a fresh Google Now update that adds parking reminders so users will never forget where they left their ride.

In a new blog post, the search company detailed that automatic parking reminder cards will start appearing for users who assign driving as their main form of transportation in Google Now.

The automatic parking detection marks a location as soon as users leave a moving vehicle. Additionally the Google Now will plant a marker after leaving a friend's car and whenever users step off a bus.

Previously, the Google owned Waze has allowed users to mark their parking spaces manually but this new update adds some automatic integration. This isn't the first time Google has integrated Waze features into Google now, in March the Mountain View company also added traffic updates from Waze.

A bevy of improvements

Along with automatic parking reminders, the search company has tweaked Google Now to let users access phone settings using their voice. Users can simply command the phone to turn on Wi-Fi or change the volume settings.

Users will still have to touch their screens to switch on Airplane <ode, but the addition of voice control jumps directly into the settings without extra steps of draging down the notifications page and selecting the option.

Speaking of Airplane Mode, the new update makes it so all your Google Now cards get wiped on the tarmac. Instead. users will now get a notification informing them the last time their Google Now cards were updated leaving whatever news stories and weather updates the device last pulled.

In a few last, smaller tweaks Google Now's reminder list has been separated into more distinguishable upcoming and past blocks. Google has also made it easier to access your Nicknames by digging into your "Account & Privacy" settings.

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