You want to avoid erroneous charging and distance data with connection drops when travelling by car and covering lengthy distances. How accurate is Tesla's navigation then? There are environmental elements, such as traffic, weather, terrain type, and wind, which do affect its accuracy. However, surveys show that the majority of Tesla owners are satisfied with the built-in planner.
The in-car navigation system for Teslas is simple to use. The Navigation system in your Tesla will find the optimum route and charging stations if you simply input your destination on the screen. It gives you a solid idea of when and where you should stop and recharge, particularly when you start driving. Once you begin travelling, the planner can more precisely determine and take into account your speed, heat, and energy usage.
Nothing quite compares to the worry of being far from a charging station and seeing your Tesla's battery drop below a safe level, especially if you trusted the trip planner not to misdirect you. You can tap the lightning bolt icon and depress the red Supercharger pin if you prefer to use Supercharger stations. This will show the number of vacant slots. On your road trip, you can identify Destination Charging outlets near hotels or restaurants using the Tesla travel planner as well.
Common Issues with the Tesla Trip Planner
The Tesla trip planner's biggest flaw is that it bases its forecasts on ideal driving circumstances, which is frequently not the case. The Tesla trip planner doesn't do a good job of adapting to these situations because the topography isn't always optimal, the weather might be unpredictable, and there may be unexpected traffic.
- The journey planner can give erroneous recommendations for how often and when to stop for charging because wind and cold weather both deplete a Tesla's battery.
Checking your anticipated arrival time frequently rather than depending on the recommended stop times provided by the travel planner is one method to solve this issue. Keep an eye on your charge and your anticipated arrival time and alter your driving pace and stop places accordingly.
- The Tesla route planner's recommendation of just Tesla charging outlets is another drawback. From a commercial standpoint, this makes sense, but it's not the best option for travelers who could find themselves a little too far from a Tesla charging station.
Using a different trip planner in addition to the Tesla one that suggests routes that take into account all charging stations is the best approach to solve this issue. After that, you can evaluate both options and come to a decision. But it has its downsides.
Downsides to using alternatives
Other programs might not be as simple to use. For example, when using Google Maps, you'll be dependent on a number of external elements in addition to the fact that the app is far less compatible with your car when using Tesla's navigation system. After an update, customers have had trouble using Google Maps on their Android smartphones. They have consequently been unable to share any of the app's destinations with their Tesla.
While Google Maps is made to suit a far more diverse range of needs, Tesla's navigation system is created specifically with EV owners in mind. For instance, Tesla offers a feature that its rival does not—vehicle charging information—in its navigation system. Tesla's navigation system is still considerably superior to Google's when it comes to enabling EV users to discover nearby stations as quickly as possible, even though Tesla doesn't always provide the most accurate charging point options.
Regularly updating two distinct pieces of software will be a hassle, and you'll also need to make sure the two devices are connected well. And last but not least, there is no perfect bug-free app out there, so if you going to opt for a different nav guide system, remember the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
The market for app navigation is fiercely competitive. Each business and rival has unique strengths and disadvantages. There are numerous factors that can affect how reliable and accurate navigation software is. Fortunately, Tesla can take that experience and use it to improve its own navigation.