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Trip/Route Planning Software/Apps - Thoughts?

Discussion in 'North America' started by nikolanj, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. nikolanj

    nikolanj Member

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    New to the Tesla world and was wondering people's thoughts, recommendations, etc. on the different trip/route planning options out there. So far, I'm aware of ABetterRoutePlanner.com on the web, the EVTO app on my iPhone, and the Nav/Maps that come standard on my S. I also see a bunch of other apps available in the App Store. I'm sure there are others.

    I realize each developer has worked hard to come up with a quality product but I'm wondering more from end-user experience, have you found any particular product to be easier to use, more accurate, etc. Do you have a preference? Any and all feedback and thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Member

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    I find Waze is my goto app when the Tesla maps isn't enough. Why is traffic backed up? Check Waze. I don't know of an app that makes deciphering the remaining mileage when driving easier than just the on-screen map. Seems like it gets better with time as it learns the car and you. And you get better at knowing what's going on.

    -Randy
     
  3. boaterva

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    For planning when not in the car and when I don’t want to use a PC, I love EVTO as it lets me figure out stops at Superchargers and how much charge I’ll have at the end of a trip. It also has a nifty feature where you can allow for x miles of ‘local travel’ at stops. It’s a bit complex but has a lot of online help. Definitely recommended. I know you had it on your list but it’s an app that takes a little work to get the most out of.

    Besides that, all I use from the Tesla POV is the Tesla nav for actually routing to a Supercharger.

    For real nav, I still use google maps the most.
     
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