TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Sending addresses from phone to car

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by HappyHappy, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. HappyHappy

    HappyHappy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Messages:
    46
    Location:
    San Diego
    I tried to do a search, but apologies in advance if it's already been discussed.

    Is there an easy way to send an address from your phone (either contacts or yelp or google maps) straight to the car's navigation? This has been my biggest pet peeve in for the built in navigation in all my other cars. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    6,564
    Location:
    Ithaca, NY
    I may not be remembering this correctly, but I think the work-around people use is to schedule a calendar event with the address. The car can sync your calendar, so people then pull the address up that way. Again, I've never done this myself, so there is a chance I may have some of the details wrong.
     
    • Like x 1
  3. tdjvfr

    tdjvfr Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2016
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    NC
    Yes, scheduling a calendar event on your phone and adding the address works once the car syncs with the phone.
    I've done it a couple times.
     
    • Like x 1
  4. scsmx

    scsmx Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    I am also surprised by how well the voice recognition works with addresses.
     
    • Informative x 1
    • Like x 1
  5. GoCanes

    GoCanes Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    97
    Location:
    Miami, Florida
    If your phone is connected and you have addresses in your phone's contact, you can access contacts through the X's phone function & tap the address - the navigation software will take it from there!
     
    • Informative x 4
  6. mikegre

    mikegre Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    Florida, Vermont and New York.
    I agree. Using a voice command to input a navigation destination is just about flawless.
     
    • Like x 1
  7. HappyHappy

    HappyHappy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2017
    Messages:
    46
    Location:
    San Diego
    Thanks for all your comments. I still think a quick way to share an address from another app to the car would be best. There are times when I'm on the computer mapping out locations. Wouldn't it be great to just send it there? I used to be able to do that through the Google Maps webpage to my BMW. Or if you are at a cafe with friends, and they tell you we are going here next, send it directly to the car without having to wait to get back to the car. Yes, a minor inconvenience, but I assume it shouldn't be a difficult software improvement.
     
  8. pakman00

    pakman00 Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Messages:
    71
    Location:
    PA
    New Model X owner here. Just checking to see if there have been any other easier workarounds or updates since the last posts. Agree with HappyHappy, nice to be able to plan your trip from inside your house, coffee shop, etc. and have it uploaded to the car navigation. And the navigation system really needs to stop trying to drive you to the middle of the tarmac and instead of the terminals when you select an airport...
     
  9. scsmx

    scsmx Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    You can use EVTO-Tesla app to plan your trip. It can add the waypoints to your calendar which can then be used by the Navigation system. It also does a good job predicting range.
     
  10. Rossy

    Rossy Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2017
    Messages:
    142
    Location:
    Hillsboro,Oregon
    Had this on my '11 BMW 335is convertible really miss "email to car" on my Volvo. Will try the Calendar feature though when I get my X..(few more weeks hopefully.
     
  11. ShockOnT

    ShockOnT Quickish

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,324
    Location:
    Sydney
    Make sure the address is added into the Location field of calendar if using iPhone.
     
    • Like x 1

Share This Page