A pair of Apple patent applications discovered on Thursday describe a system that automatically determines when and where a user parks their car, and later directs them back to the vehicle without requiring a data connection or GPS signal. As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s applications for “Automatic identification of vehicle location” and “Vehicle location in weak location signal scenarios” suggest the company is looking to integrate high-level vehicle-related functionality into iOS. Specifically, the filings outline a convenience feature that can automatically decide when a user parks their car, then save that position for later retrieval and on-foot navigation. The first step in Apple’s invention is to intelligently determine when and where a user parks.

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