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Do I have the new Tesla maps?

August 5, 2018

Tesla started rolling their own navigation. What it's not so clear is who's getting the new maps and who's not. For now, all we know is it's being rolled out in the United States and Mexico only. Tesla is telling people that they started rolling it out only in California but several people from other states have reported receiving it.

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2018.14 & New Maps: Traffic-Based Navigation

Tesla is rolling out their own traffic-based navigation. People who are receiving 2018.14 and have the new maps are now able to enroll in traffic-based navigation and share their anonymized data with other Teslas.

Read more: TMC Forums

But really, where are the new Tesla maps being rolled out first?

As you may already know, Tesla is currently rolling out its new navigation. What it’s not so clear is who’s getting the new maps and who’s not. In an effort to collect all places where fellow Tesla owners are getting the new maps, we’ve put together this map which shows cases reported to us.

Help us improve it, add yourself to the map.

New Tesla Maps

Read more: Tesletter.com

Elon Musk says that the new navigation starts rolling out this weekend

New nav starts rolling out this weekend. Should be considered a mature beta at first, so won’t be perfect, but will improve rapidly. With the old system, we were stuck with legacy 3rd party black box code and stale data. No way to improve.

Read more: Twitter.com

How does the new navigation work?

While the new maps are still being rolled out, some Tesla owners have kindly shared their observations about them so far (thanks bob_p!).

The main difference spotted is the way the navigation is calculated. In Nav 2.0 the calculation of the route is done online so having updated maps is not a big deal anymore.

Read more: TMC Forums

Navigation share for Tesla (free Android app)

Free Android app that lets you share navigation from your phone to your car from multiple sites. Didn’t V9 include this feature? Yes. Did this feature work on most apps other than Google Maps? Unfortunately not, so this is a great alternative!

See app in Google Play

New AP update 2018.21.9 - Off ramps & interchanges

Model X

The author of the video says: «Notice the speed limit on autopilot slows down automatically. Previously, when I had the autopilot on when I was using this off ramp, it would just drop from whatever speed I was going to 45MPH very abruptly and that was it. Now it is very gradual. I tried another time with a longer ramp and it slowed down more gradually and got down to around 25MPH.»»

Model 3

New Tesla Maps started rolling out last weekend

The new navigation just started rolling out in USA and Mexico. The new maps are downloaded via wifi and independently from the new firmware. The new navigation shows up on the IC, while the Google Maps in the MCU remain the same.

verygreen informs that «has a super flexible backend with a whole bunch of functionality that Tesla decided not to expose in UI (like preferred route types, multiple voices, multi-stop routes (exposed via supercharger stops) and so on).»

Once the new navigation gets activated these are the release notes:

TeslaWaze is back

And it’s better.

Read more: Reddit

TeslaWaze site will no longer be available starting June 2018

TeslaWaze is one of Tesla owner’s favorite apps for navigation, and while we think the tone of their message isn’t the best, we’re all pretty sad that they’re shutting down. Is it dreaming too much to think that maybe Google could do something to help here?

Read more: Reddit

Tesla’s navigation will ‘soon’ suggest destinations based on calendar integration

«Elon Musk says that a long-anticipated feature is coming soon: the integration of your calendar inside your car to give navigation the ability to suggest destinations based on calendar events.»

Read more: Electrek

V9 released to early testers

Here are the highlights from the release notes and pictures:

  • Model 3 gets calendar integration, energy graph, and web browser.
  • EAP includes «tesla navigate on autopilot» (restricted to the US for now). When active, a single blue line indicates the path ahead, keeping your car in the lane. Gray lines highlight lane changes for a more efficient driving route. Navigate on Autopilot will also automatically steer toward and take the correct highway interchanges and exits based on your destination.
  • Start navigation on your car by using the share button in your favorite apps on iOS. A.K.A. send addresses to the car!
  • Passengers can control the media and cycle through their media favorites.
  • Whenever there’s a software update available for your vehicle, you can conveniently start the update from your phone.
  • Atari games.
  • New application launcher that brings all the apps together in one place.
  • No trace of the dash cam feature (but keep reading) :)
  • Only in US, Canada, and Mexico: To improve Navigation’s ability to provide relevant instructions, select whether or not your vehicle is eligible for high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. When enabled, Navigation routes you though HOV lanes. When disabled, Navigation avoids routing you through HOV lanes.

We can’t wait for v9 to be released to the people which according to a recent tweet from Elon can be as soon as at the end of the week!

All the release notes with all the variations by version and territory can be found here.

Read more: Twitter