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2 Different Set of Maps??

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by R²B, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. R²B

    R²B All Star

    Aug 24, 2014
    Waddell, AZ
    Has anyone else noticed what appears to be two different sets of maps tiles? The main 17" display seems to be pretty up-to-date, showing the latest freeway that was built within the last two years by my house. But the in dash navigation that displays whenever you're actively navigating uses an outdated set of map tiles that does not have any new freeway on it. What's worse is that the navigation directions themselves are calculated based on the outdated tiles. So every morning I drive to work on the new freeway that's shown perfectly on the main display but I appear out in the desert on the in-dash display.

    I'm assuming that the maps application on the main display just pulls the latest tiles directly from Google while the "actual" navigation assets (ie the outdated tiles) come from Tesla themselves and get updated annually or something...
  2. pgiralt

    pgiralt Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2013
    Cary, NC
    That is correct. The navigation system uses on-board map data from Navigon while the 17" display uses Google Maps data. As far as I know, there has only ever been one update for the on-board maps which was after the 6.0 release late last year. Even then, the maps updated at that time were not completely up to date. I'm going to guess it's going to be similar to what you might get from a store-bought Nav. Maybe we'll see another update later this year?
  3. electricBear

    electricBear Member

    Apr 26, 2015
    I have a soft spot for Navigon maps having had a portable unit long before they were acquired by Garmin. Loved the lane view and was glad to see that Tesla had integrated it for the onboard. It was an interesting decision on their part, use Google Maps for the input and 17" screen but use an onboard system for the dash display that would function if out of cellular range. I'm so used to nav maps being out of date in the north east with highway redesigns that it rarely registers. I refer to the completely out of date maps in my wife's 2004 Mercedes as dead reckoning navigation.
  4. rickgt

    rickgt Enthusiast owner/member

    Dec 13, 2014
    How does someone go about getting on a list for an update to the map data??? Other cars sell you a disc, but Tesla will certainly do over the air.... big question is how to get them.
  5. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

    Nov 3, 2009
    Smithfield, VA
    I see you have the tech package. You're already on the list. It will come automatically like a regular software update.

    [By the way, I lived in Monterey for a year. Man I miss living in Heaven!]
  6. dkonigs

    dkonigs Member

    Apr 11, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    I just wish the navigation maps were higher resolution. They look all pixelated/blurry, compared to the razor-sharp content all over the rest of the digital instrument cluster.
  7. zdre

    zdre 40kWh Model S, Model 3LR

    Jan 18, 2010
    St. Louis
    Outdated nav maps are so frustrating! They show that I am driving off road half of time on my commute. This highway has been open for over 6 months!

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