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Notre Dame Supercharging Navigation Issues

Discussion in 'North America' started by unreliantrobin, Feb 8, 2016.

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  1. unreliantrobin

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    Hello All,

    I was wondering if anyone on here has ever used the Notre Dame, IN supercharger. I found that the GPS kept trying to navigate me on a bike path, as the road was incorrect in the area and the GPS could not process it correctly. I did find that the Google Maps version showed the correct road however. It took a while to get to the supercharger as the nav kept complaining. I believe this might be more of GPS related post and would be happy to place this elsewhere, but wanted to see if others had experienced a similar issue.

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  2. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    I think that you are talking about the Mishawaka, IN Supercharger.

    In general, when close to a Supercharger, the Nav does not understand Shopping Center parking lots, etc. When that happens, zoom the screen way in, and turn on Satellite mode; I like doing this with travel direction up. Then it's pretty easy to orient yourself and find the charging pedestals.

    Enjoy your Tesla in Antarctica...
     
  3. Joel

    Joel Active Member

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    If the road in question was by Notre Dame (on the way to Mishawake as Cottonwood pointed out), then yes. I had the same problem; I was either on or next to Notre Dame's campus. I have not used the Mishawaka Super Charger in about 18 months, and I had the same problem. I can't remember the road (it's been awhile).

     
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  5. jpontius

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    I'm at work at Notre Dame right now. You're probably talking about Douglas Rd, which is directly in front of the exit off the Toll Rd (I-80/90). The supercharger here is at University Park Mall, which is in Mishawaka. It's a few miles drive from the toll rd exit. Douglas Rd has recently been moved and re-done with roundabouts. Here is a map of the route you want to take.
    supercharger.png
     
  6. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    I believe that many of these problems come from the split-personality of the Tesla Nav function.

    The main Nav screen map and "Sat" views are driven by Google Maps data from the cellular data source, but the turn-by-turn instructions and 3-D renderings on the dash (behind the steering wheel) display come from the on-board (made by Garmin?) GPS with its internal database. This is most apparent in areas without cell coverage.

    The on-board-GPS, internal database is updated (downloaded) much less often than the on-line Google Maps database. I tough, questionable situations, I always rely on Google Maps on my phone, or at least use Google Maps on the phone as a backup.
     

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