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June 20, 2016

Unless you parked your car in your driveway, it's disturbingly easy to forget where it is at the end of the day—especially when you're in an unfamiliar place.

And if you’ve left a rental car in a parking garage in a foreign city—well, clearly it’s gone forever. (What color was it, anyway?)

An upcoming feature in Apple Maps, however, could solve the problem completely. When a user takes a trip that ends anywhere other than home, Apple Maps will be able to automatically drop a parked car locator, according to TechCrunch.

The car will be represented by a parked car icon on the map. At that point, users can edit the location of the pin, get directions to the vehicle, or determine how far away they've wandered.

During the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple also announced that both the Maps app and Siri would be opened to third-party developers. As early as this fall, you may be able to order an Uber or Lyft, or book a restaurant reservation directly in Apple Maps. You could even ask Siri to handle all of that for you.

Another Apple Maps update will allow the app to intelligently provide directions to the location you're most likely en route to by recognizing appointments in your calendar. For example, if you have dinner reservations on Wednesday, Apple Maps will suggest the best route from your hotel.

Now to remember where you put your keys ...

Melanie Lieberman is the Assistant Digital Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @melanietaryn.

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