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How often do the maps get updated?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by smak, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. smak

    smak Member

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    I'm curious how often we might see map updates, either new roads, road name changes, or business changes, say a Burger King closes and ends up being a Starbucks.

    Do things like that happen in bulk every so often, or are their changes every update?

    Do they say that they made map updates on the release notes? I don't think I've seen one yet in the 5 months I've owned the 3.
     
  2. Garrett0606

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    Tesla uses googles maps. I think google might update their maps ever year or two.
     
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    #3 spesler, Sep 5, 2018
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    edit: deleted misleading comment
     
  4. MikeATL

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    Keep in mind while the background overlay is Google, the real logic behind where the roads are and how to navigate them is from other sources that Tesla buys and puts together.
     
  5. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    pretty sure the car uses various map sets to produce the finished images.
    The backgrounds are google, but the road maps are not and are built into the car.
    You can see this when you have no signal but can still zoom in and out while only seeing roads without any extra detail.
    These are the maps that are updated OTA, the rest is delivered realtime with caching.
     
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  6. TT97

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    According to the manual "As updated maps become available, they are automatically sent to Model 3 over Wi-Fi. To ensure you receive them, periodically connect Model 3 to a Wi-Fi network. The touchscreen displays a message informing you when new maps are installed."

    It doesn't sound like it is part of a regular OTA as they are only updated through Wi-Fi. I am assuming no one has ever seen the message informing new maps installed.
     
  7. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Well-Known Member

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    Not that often. My guess is once a year, like other car OEM map updates.
     

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