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Teslawaze problems and questions

tldickerson

Member
Jul 2, 2014
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34
So. Calif.
I recently upgraded my June built 2016 P90D with a new MCU2. I had been using Teslawaze for over 3 years with no problems. Now with the new MCU2 the Teslawaze maps screen stops working (after about 10 minutes) and I get a white screen with a few icons. In order to get the map back I have to either try and refresh the screen or go to another app ( like camera or energy ) and then go back to the web again. This problem now happens every time I drive the car.

I'm wanted to see how many other members are having the same issue and if you have had this what if anything was done to fix it. I have had the car back to the service center a few times with no real fix. They cleared the memory at least once. They also had me do a factory reset once. I seam to have a good enough cell connection when this happens. I'm starting to think there maybe something wrong with the new MCU2. Like I said earlier, this never happened with the original MCU1.
 

tldickerson

Member
Jul 2, 2014
60
34
So. Calif.
Bump, 156 views and zero replies. This makes me believe that I just maybe the only person with this problem. I'll report this to Tesla in hopes that they agree that my MCU2 just could be bad.
 

beatle

Active Member
Aug 31, 2019
1,268
724
Springfield, VA
I am surprised it worked with MCU1. I couldn't load any page with my MCU1 browser, much less something like TeslaWaze.

FWIW, I use my phone for Waze alerts. I don't use the app to navigate, but I do launch it and have the alerts come through the speaker. (The BT connection is silent when streaming music through the MCU.) Sure, I can't see the alerts on the big screen, but it's the audible notices that I pay attention to.
 

tldickerson

Member
Jul 2, 2014
60
34
So. Calif.
@beatle, let me get this right. You have the Waze maps displayed on your center screen and it never stops working? I don't use it either for navigation, I just like to have the maps displayed over the Tesla maps.
 

beatle

Active Member
Aug 31, 2019
1,268
724
Springfield, VA
I've actually never used TeslaWaze for more than a few minutes to try it out. I like the idea of using Waze as the navigation and for audible alerts of police and crashes, but I didn't like the fact that music could not be displayed at the same time, and there is no voice integration. I didn't check long enough to see if there were audio alerts with TeslaWaze.

If I run an errand today I'll give it a try and see if it screws up.
 

tldickerson

Member
Jul 2, 2014
60
34
So. Calif.
I can listen to streaming music while having Waze on. Never tried the alerts myself. I was more interested in knowing where the police were at and the traffic. If waze would just keep working is my issue.
 

beatle

Active Member
Aug 31, 2019
1,268
724
Springfield, VA
I tried it out yesterday on a 17 minute drive and it had no weird artifacts.

What I meant WRT music was that I can't browse songs or like songs with TeslaWaze visible. I also have to sacrifice one of the IC display "panels" to the currently playing music if I want info on the song.

Ideally we could use Waze like everyone with Android Auto does - integrated into the MCU itself. I think the next best thing is to use the Tesla navigation and then to use Waze on your phone. You can leave it running with the screen off so it doesn't kill your phone's battery. Just have it announce alerts through the phone speaker unless you are also listening to bluetooth on your phone. This seems to be the best compromise.
 

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