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Sat. Nav. Suggestions

Discussion in 'Model 3: User Interface' started by alanbyvale, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. alanbyvale

    alanbyvale Member

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    So far the only sat nav I have found that allows me to exactly plan a route is My Maps and then download to Google Maps. I know that some software uses waypoints but they all still route their own way. The reason is I like to explore certain roads/villages/towns and so plan at home on my desktop before setting out.
    Now I have managed to get my login sorted for Google on the Model 3 I thought I'd got it sorted. I downloaded a route but there is no guidance option on the web browser version of Google Maps so I am still stuck with using my phone. Has anyone any other suggestions for web based sat nav that I might have missed.
    Many thanks.
     
  2. JasonR67

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    thanks for that but ABRP does not allow road selection, only waypoints which don’t work for what I want.
     
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    Following. Google Maps is the only one I've seen that lets you drag your route around where you want, but I'd love to see if there are any others.
     
  5. ewoodrick

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    The Tesla does not support waypoints. You can download a route, but it only routes to one of the points.
     
  6. house9

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    I think Ride with GPS | Bike Route Planner and Cycling Navigation would work well for your use case, it is optimized for planning cycling routes but should work fine for driving as well. They have great apps for iOS and Android. I usually use it for recording my rides, but if I am going somewhere new I will map out my route and then download to my phone so it can give me directions during the ride - works great even while offline; it needs GPS connectivity but not cellular.

    Compare Plans | Ride With GPS Help

    'turn by turn' navigation and offline maps requires a paid plan
     
  7. alanbyvale

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    Thanks but I can use Google with my phone. I was hoping for a browser version that would work on the Tesla browser. Giving it some more thought I wonder if any would work because there may be no GPS connection to the browser.
     
  8. chasharris

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    The M3 satnav has one major flaw and two significant weaknesses.

    1. When approaching a slip road, the satnav says "stay on [named road]" when it actually means "leave [named road]"!
    2. On a roundabout, it doesn't warn when approaching the correct exit (my Prius did that).
    3. It would be useful if we could set a succession of destinations when planning a route (my Prius did that too).
     
  9. Knightshade

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    So did my Garmin from 2004

    it's frankly embarrassing my Tesla can't
     

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