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You used Waze on your smartphone and then you bought a Tesla

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by ponzu, Apr 26, 2018.


You were a hardcore Waze user before getting a Tesla. Now you

  1. Use Tesla's navigation wondering if it's as good as Waze at routing around traffic

    4 vote(s)
  2. Use both Tesla's navigation and Waze in parallel and root for Waze to give better directions

    16 vote(s)
  3. Continue using Waze until Tesla incorporates it or sufficiently improves its routing

    10 vote(s)
  4. Other (please explain)

    3 vote(s)
  1. ponzu

    ponzu Member

    Apr 19, 2018
    Southern California
    Do hardcore Waze users find life easier or harder with Tesla?
  2. Kbra

    Kbra Member

    Feb 4, 2015
    San Luis Obispo, California
    And i still use waze. But this is how i use it now.
    • Informative x 1
  3. David99

    David99 Active Member

    Jan 31, 2014
    Brea, Orange County
    I have been using Waze for 7 years driving 300k miles around crazy Los Angeles. It is by far the best navigation for many reasons and for the last 4 years I had my Tesla the navigation system was hopelessly behind and lacked in so many ways. I have run Waze and the car's navigation side by side ever size I got my Model S. It was very interesting to see how much better Waze is pretty much every time.

    But I had to say, the recent navigation update from Tesla has been a huge improvement. It is a decent alternative to WAZE now. Traffic info is much better and more up to date.

    I'm still running both and if in doubt go by Waze but both are very close now. Even if the navigation the car is just as good I will always keep waze running for it's alerts and being able to report police and hazards. I believe in crowd sourced systems to help everyone.
    • Informative x 3
    • Like x 1
  4. Tezlanian

    Tezlanian Member

    Apr 24, 2018
    North America
    I like Waze even more for pothole warnings, object on road warnings, etc. I don't see this being implemented any time soon so I will continue to use both.
    • Helpful x 1
  5. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

    Nov 10, 2014
    The Americas
    Waze on the smartphone is an imperative all the time every time; often it'll just be launched and not routing, since even when set to just alerts only, it annoyingly lessens the on-board audio every time it confirms routing (those muted beeps). Runs concurrently with Nav in the MCU, and sometimes I'll have Google Maps also running in the background on the smartphone to track the overall trip.

    I've given up expecting anything decent from Nav since they pretty much broke it and the interface with 8.1. I'm surprised it manages SCs to the extent it does.

    Maybe someday we'll get the now-moldy feature request for green/yellow/red pedestal health and alt-coloured/flashing SC icons when a given SC is suboptimal by half or worse. Rarely ever is a negatively-impacted SC even greyed out.

    Give the driver as much real-time information as possible to make manual course corrections. Ideally the SC routing would automagically improve and account for impacted SCs, but instead we don't get that and do get occasional *unannounced reroutes* in reverse or sometimes laterally while en route without so much as a courtesy reacharound or pop-up alert. And that's a problem.

    At this rate, some other manufacturer may well provide this before Tesla does, and when they do it will be a needlessly squandered competitive advantage.
  6. Barklikeadog

    Barklikeadog Active Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    waze >>> all others
    • Love x 1
  7. Nosken

    Nosken Member

    Jan 15, 2015
    Lincoln, CA
    My phone is mounted between my steering wheel and the center display with a mount. I use both Waze and Tesla’s Nav concurrently.

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