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Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by The Shark Mobile, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. The Shark Mobile

    The Shark Mobile New Member

    Apr 1, 2015
    United States
    does anyone else find the navigation lacking?
    maybe i'm not using it correctly, but how can i have local places like parking garage, or restaurants, appear on the map in the vicinity of where i'm driving or my destination (ie a parking garage in manhattan or a mcdonalds off a highway).
    also, i don't think that it gives the most accurate navigation. i've used the waze app as a comparison and they give different directions most of the time (Waze being better)
    why can't Tesla provide Waze instead of google maps? google owns waze anyway...
  2. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Portland, OR, USA
    There are many, many threads with people disecting all the ways in which the navigation software isn't all we can dream of.
    And especially when you compare to Waze (in many ways the leader of the pack right now), there's a ton of stuff that's just lacking.
  3. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Member

    Apr 11, 2015
    Sewall's Point, FL
    Navigation has room for a lot of improvement. Why aren’t favorites listed either alphabetically or by miles away from current location?

    Why don’t they allow waypoints?

    Why, if battery isn’t sufficient for trip, does it only allow for routing via supercharger? Why not allow for options?

    Why doesn’t it allow you to categorize your favorites?
  4. DJung

    DJung Member

    Feb 28, 2013
    One complaint I have is that the estimated time of arrival is a very hit or miss type deal. When I use Google Maps, I usually get there on time or before the estimate. I don't drive slowly by any stretch of the imagination, but I can never arrive at the stated estimated time either on the highway or driving through surface streets. The nav just continually adds minutes until I get to the destination. Drove to a wedding recently about 55 minutes away, ended up taking about 1:10 - 1:20 min. Even on shorter 20 min trips on the freeway without traffic, it's still usually about 5 min behind. Minor annoyance, but still odd nonetheless.
  5. Edgewood Dome

    Edgewood Dome Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Edgewood, WA
    Last weekend I made a trip from home in the Seattle Metro area to Vancouver BC. While in Vancouver, the NAV was behaving very bad. Several times it would change the route just as I was about to make a turn, twice when I was trapped in a turn only lane. When I went to return home I selected the Burlington SC from the Places->SuperCharger menu and it kept trying to route me to the Squamish SC north of Vancouver, way out of my way and I had plenty of charge to make Burlington with a 50 mile reserve. I finally selected my Home as the destination and it then automatically selected the Burlington SC. I was not using the Trip Planning, just plain NAV routing.

    A few days earlier in Seattle it kept routing me into West Seattle when I had a clear route to a downtown location.

    Since 6.2 it has become almost non usable.

    Anyone else having problems?
  6. wraithnot

    wraithnot Model 3 VIN #2942 Model S VIN #5785

    Dec 16, 2012
    SF Bay Area
    I encountered all sorts of issues with the nav after the 6.2 upgrade. For example, we were recently in Urbandale Iowa (charged overnight at the Urbandale Hy-Vee) and I told the nav to go to the Albert Lea MN supercharger which is almost due north of Urbandale. But the nav system kept insisting on routing through Worthington MN and then backtracking east to Albert Lea. I eventually convinced the nav system to take the direct route to downtown Albert Lea MN and then changed the destination to the supercharger once we got within about 50 miles of it. I had to use this sort of trick of telling the nav system to go somewhere other than the final destination to have it take the desired route and then changing to the real destination along the way multiple times. But it was still better than not having a built-in nav system. They could fix this by simply presenting multiple potential routes and allowing the user to select the desired route like you can in google maps.
  7. PhilBa

    PhilBa Active Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    Yes, this is a huge step backwards. Maybe the Tesla engineers should get out of CA and test it where there isn't an SC every 5 feet.

    Had these problems this weekend driving from Wenatchee, WA to Seattle. I've made the trip numerous times before (prior to 6.2) and with a normal 85% charge, I can make it home with 40+ rated miles left. Nav decided that I just had to go to Ellensburg (the opposite direction). What's worse, there seemed to be no way to stop it from doing that. I'd completely exit nav mode and upon reentering, it would still point me to Ellensburg. Now, I don't really need help 'cause I could do the drive in my sleep but I often use nav to figure out the best way to get back to the main road or freeway. Now, I don't even trust it to get me started in the right direction.

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