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Use of nav hides traffic indicator

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by ppl, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. ppl

    ppl Member

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    I rarely use nav but did on recent trip I found that the nav route indicator obscures the yellow/red of traffic indication. Needed to turn off nav to see that. Obviously not a huge concern but it would be useful not to have to do so
     
  2. Bonlaw

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    I too found this to be problematic, with the blue line covering the traffic flow indicator. Just finished driving a brand new loaner where the traffic display was to the side of the blue driving route. I asked at the repair station about it and was given some story about it being "firmware" not a software fix. In the OC-LA area easily seeing the upcoming traffic can be crucial.
     
  3. MikeC

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    This has been a problem since the beginning. What software version was this loaner?
     
  4. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    In 4.5 if you change the font, you can finally see the traffic under the route.
     
  5. capt601

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    I think it almost makes it worse. The blue Nav line is 2x as well.
     
  6. Bonlaw

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    The loaner was 4.5 (1.33.54). My MS is a July 2013 delivery and now has 4.5 (1.33.59). I think we need a better answer other that "firmware".
     
  7. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Such as.....?
     
  8. Owner

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    Software? :tongue:

     
  9. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    LOL. Yeah, my point was, what do you want the software to do? I'm having a hard time seeing how the map could show both traffic and route without overlapping them.
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I thought the latest versions had the route as a faint orange color that no longer hid the traffic as much. Maybe I'm remembering this incorrectly.
     
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    Glad you got my nerdy joke!

    How about more colors.... traffic is green, yellow and red. Route is blue.

    Traffic with route could be two ways:

    A color mix:
    Teal, orange, pink or some other "blend"...
    Or a pipe:
    Blue on the outside with standard traffic colors inside.
     
  12. Bonlaw

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    The loaner's nav showed a blue line for the route. Parallel and abutting the blue line, not under it, was the traffic flow indicator - Yellow, red, and red and black. Very easy to see upcoming traffic on route.
     
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    Bring all colors of traffic to 'front' except green :) or send the blue route color to 'back' for only green. This way you see the route everywhere where there is green and traffic for everywhere else.
     
  14. capt601

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    Think it depends on zoom level with how well you can see the traffic. The Nav line definetly gets in the way and we have the latest forward.
     
  15. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    ... better yet, adapt route after traffic conditions?
     
  16. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Looks like this has been fixed/improved in FW v5.0
     
  17. bhuwan

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    I hate this issue too - too often I turn nav off to see the traffic cond
     

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