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Sat Nav width restrictions

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by steve44, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. steve44

    steve44 New Member

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    Hi all,

    Just ordered an MX with an expected delivery in December. (can't wait)...

    However, we live near a road that has a 6'6" legal width restriction. Given the MX is 6'9" I don't want to fall foul of the law (or the locals...).

    Not an issue locally as I know to take the alternative route home but when we're further afield I was hoping the Sat Nav would know about these width restrictions and navigate around them but from what I've seen it doesn't have this level detail.

    We're in the UK and I know there was a big announcement last year by the DfT that they were producing maps with this detail in for sale to the Sat Nav manufacturers.

    Does anybody have any insight on Tesla's view on this.
     
  2. Freedom101

    Freedom101 Member

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    No idea what their stance is. In north America I don't think this is a concern (roads and vehicles are bigger in general) and Tesla may not even be aware that it's an issue. I certainly wasn't until I read your post. I would write Tesla or task your salesperson to enquire up the chain. I imagine it affects such a small group that it likely isn't a top priority but who knows.
     
  3. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

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    Not sure if this helps, but you can fold the mirrors in on-the-fly to narrow your footprint. Might come in under 6'6".
     
  4. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Believe it's 6' 10" with them folded (82 inches).

    Which raises a point. Is there a speed limit for folded mirrors? My BMW won't let me fold them above some speed (25 mph?).
     
  5. dprisoner

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    I know they unfold automatically as I take off down the street, but I somehow don't think anyone driving with a width clearance of inches is going to be going fast enough to trigger it.
     
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  6. steve44

    steve44 New Member

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    Unfortunately, @boaterva is right it's 6'10" with mirrors folded and the problem I'm looking at is that because it's a legal width restriction some of them have ANPR cameras that automatically sending out tickets based on the size registered with the DVLA (UK version of DMV) so it's not just a case of being careful and driving slowly.

    I was hoping the MX Sat Nav would be able to navigate around these restrictions as it's possible to purchase specialist units that have this data built in.

    No joy from the salesperson.
     
  7. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

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    I have seen SatNav restrictions before (no tolls, no ferries, no highways, etc.) but I've never seen an option for "no narrow roads" before. I'm not sure if that data exists yet.

    You should definitely follow-up with Tesla. While it would take them a long time to collect data and implement a solution, it's something they maybe should be addressing.
     

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