Apple Patents A Way For Your iPhone To Remember Where You Parked Your Car


Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that could indicate some additional functionality it’s building for its automotive-focused mobile features – the tech described offers a way for your iPhone to automatically record where you park your car, and then provide directions back to the vehicle, even if you have only intermittent GPS signal or any cell reception.

The app includes provisions for automatically determining when you park your car either by direct data connection between the phone and your vehicle, over Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE as one possibility, or by simply using internal sensors like the accelerometer to figure out when a phone is in motion fast enough to be in a vehicle, and when they’ve come to a full stop.

The location data would be tracked either via GPS signal when available, or, when that’s not available, the iPhone would use its own onboard sensors to…

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