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Model 3 maps vs Google Maps

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TM3_2018, Aug 23, 2018.

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  1. TM3_2018

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    is Tesla maps better or atleast as good as Google maps ?
     
  2. KFORE

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    Tesla uses Google maps as their provider, so yes, it's at least as good as Google maps. :)
     
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    Oh..I didn’t know that, Thanks !!
     
  4. chillaban

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    They use Google Maps for the display, but they actually have a different routing system for coming up with turn-by-turn instructions. If you trust our respected jailbreakers, it is based off MapBox's service.

    Bottom line is: The directions it generates are competitive with Google Maps or Waze, even in challenging environments. Both my SO and I have switched from using our smartphones to trusting Tesla maps for our respective commutes in the Bay Area. It's that good. I never would've imagined saying that.

    It's not perfect but neither is Google/Waze. But it is definitely on that level, and that makes it the most sensible in-car navigation system I've used to date.
     
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    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    One feature that Google Maps has that the Tesla navigation doesn’t have is the ability to show you multiple routes to your destination. If you plan a route to a destination in Google Maps it will often show you 1 or 2 alternate routes as well as the difference in travel times between those routes. I’m not sure if we’ll ever get this capability with the Tesla nav but it would be a welcome addition.

    The Tesla nav is also missing waypoint functionality, but I’ve read that this may be coming in some future update.
     
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