If you happen to be in a situation where you need to park your car in a jammed packed parking lot and you also have a habit of forgetfulness :) then iPhone's "Car Finder" application can help you out. The application uses Augmented Reality to track your car, How it works? Basically it uses your iPhone's camera and overlays data of where your car is on to the stream of video displayed on the screen, GPS of your iPhone helps in finding the location of your car and digital compass on your iPhone point out the direction where your car is parked on video/camera stream.
As per Wikipedia,
Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with (or augmented by) virtual computer-generated imagery - creating a mixed reality. The augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements.
Using Car Finder app is fairly simple, whenever you feel the necessity to use this app, just open it and mark your car's location while parking your car, when it comes to find/locate your car, simply open the application and your iPhone camera will be activated and an arrow will point out your car's direction to you, the distance from your car would also be visible in meters.
Application is available for iPhone 3GS users running 3.1.x firmwares, application is available for download on iTunes store for $0.99 (Download link is given at the end). I think it's a really handy application and it's worth giving it a try, as I've seen many times that people mistakenly trying to unlock someone else cars in parking lots :)
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