On a recent trip to the Gulf Coast we were driving through a heavy rain. I got an unusual alert tone on my OnePlus One. It was Google Now with the following alert.
And it really was a severe thunderstorm because soon I got another similar alert.
As we approached the location the information got more complete.
This accident was reported by a Waze user.
By now I was fascinated with the Google Now cards that were being presented to me. As I scrolled down I saw this one.
All this was completely passive on my part. I was not using Google to navigate nor had I searched for gas stations.
On Mondays, I visit my mother and take her to my brother's house. Here are the Google Now cards I had on a recent Monday morning.
Later that day Google Now reminded me of my frequent dinner destination on Mondays.
Some may call this creepy. I call it pretty useful.