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HK TeslaS in China

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by Mikeballball, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Mikeballball

    Mikeballball Member

    Feb 19, 2017
    Hong Kong
    any of you guys drive up north with your tesla?
    How you guys dealing with Spotify/GPS?
  2. flyingbathtub

    flyingbathtub Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    Hong Kong
    GPS requires no data. Google Maps does though. Maybe a wifi dongle with a China SIM card would be the easiest solution?
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  3. trainor

    trainor Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Just tried taking mine over for the first time (Model X).. Not a great result...

    Maps turn off at the border with the message:
    Maps Disabled
    Google Maps and Search are not available in China

    So even still getting a HK signal maps don't work, I assume it's a limitation based on GPS location.

    Roaming doesn't work over the border, just no signal in China at all and doesn't pick up a local network.

    Running hotspot on a phone with HK sim enables Spotify, but still no maps.

    Not sure what options there are for maps other than wait to see if Google and China can make friends with each other again?
  4. Festerfeet

    Festerfeet Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Chengdu, Sichuan,China
    Tesla uses a different map data provider for mainland China. Not sure which one but the data is not very up to date. I have found myself driving 3 year old expressways which don't show on the map. As for driving in the countryside... bring a phone!
    We also don't have streaming radio and voice recognition only works if you speak accurate Puton Hua. No English, no Cantonese and none of the main dialects.
    We got tunein for all of nine channels last year but they are really low data rates so sound like they are playing in a cardboard box.
    So as seriously degraded system even for Models built for the mainland.
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