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Map Magnification

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by marchyman, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. marchyman

    marchyman Member

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    The 5.9 manual says Note: To change the size of the font used todisplay the map’s labels, touch Controls >Settings > Apps > Maps & Navigation > MapMagnification.

    I don't see that option in the 6.0 software that my car came with. Am I blind or did it go away?
     
  2. NOLA_Mike

    NOLA_Mike Active Member

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    It went away in v6.0 (See the Release Notes from v6.0)
     
  3. Firewired

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    I saw this mentioned in one of the P85D delivery walkthrough videos posted. The DS said that they now have it set to the larger font as that was what everyone was using.
     
  4. marchyman

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    Thanks. I missed it in the release notes. Alas, the large font is still too small for my wife. I guess better bi-focals for driving are in her future.
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The font used now is smaller than the large font was in previous releases. It really needs to be about 2x or 4x the current size.
     
  6. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    The font could be a little bigger, but the bigger issue I have with v6 maps is the traffic line...it's way too thin. If you use the plus/minus buttons for zooming, the "standard" zoom levels make it really small. Pinching to zoom in a little betond that helps, but traffic colors are far harder to see in v6 vs. v5.x. A step back in the UI if you ask me.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The traffic line in 5.9 was just about perfect. You could see it by just glancing. Now you have to study it.
     
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    I found that playing with zoom (expand/pinch) w two fingers gets me just what I want. Zoom to just below the point where map scales to the next level and you can get larger text and road detail that excludes minor roads but shows traffic on major streets. FWIW I also like north-up panned so I see my whole route to get the big picture view of traffic.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It does, but it doesn't stay. It goes back to tiny immediately.
     
  10. wayner

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    I am about to get my Tesla in a week. How does the GPS functionality compare to Waze? Does the Tesla have real time smart reroute like Waze?
     
  11. Blurry_Eyed

    Blurry_Eyed MS Sig #267, MX Sig # 761

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    Yes, the real time smart reroute is similar to Waze, but like Waze, how effective it's estimations are depend on how many other Model S cars are in the area to provide real time traffic updates. There is a setting on the car where you can adjust the time of traffic improvement before the car will suggest an alternative route.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it just uses the Google traffic data.
     
  13. wayner

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    Doesn't the google traffic data now come from Wazers? You would think they would use the best source available since they now own Waze. On Hwy 401 in Toronto Waze shows the actual speed in km/h as opposed to a red-yellow-green coding.
     

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