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LittleChap
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Re: GPS map updates

Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:06 am

I noticed that it was (briefly) back in stock last week, so I ordered one. They give me a tracking number, but Fedex shows it as "label info received" as of yesterday, but no package yet in their system. Wonder if this version is really fixed. I'll let you know if/when I receive it and install it.

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Re: GPS map updates

Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:39 am

I'll be more interested to hear if there are actually any data updates on it of value... Based on the reports from some 2013 model owners who had 2011s previously, it seems doubtful... My experience with auto navs in the past (this is my fourth) has been that there is not much point in updating more frequently than every fours years or so due to the long periods between updates and the lag in the updating and release of their production database... You would think that they would have taken a pointer from folks like Garmin by now but this is clearly not the case... Tesla is the only one who has got it right so far.

LittleChap wrote:I noticed that it was (briefly) back in stock last week, so I ordered one. They give me a tracking number, but Fedex shows it as "label info received" as of yesterday, but no package yet in their system. Wonder if this version is really fixed. I'll let you know if/when I receive it and install it.

-Michael
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier. Model 3 reserved.

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Re: GPS map updates

Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:04 am

I got a call from Navteq (now Nokia) asking if I would be willing to try out a new SD card and report back. I had received two earlier and neither worked. They sent it overnight, I installed it, and it works fine. One interesting question they asked was whether the two I had received previously were shrink wrapped when they arrived, and I think they were. My guess is that they hadn't been customized at all with my nav system info.

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Re: GPS map updates

Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:17 pm

TomT wrote:I'll be more interested to hear if there are actually any data updates on it of value... Based on the reports from some 2013 model owners who had 2011s previously, it seems doubtful... My experience with auto navs in the past (this is my fourth) has been that there is not much point in updating more frequently than every fours years or so due to the long periods between updates and the lag in the updating and release of their production database... You would think that they would have taken a pointer from folks like Garmin by now but this is clearly not the case... Tesla is the only one who has got it right so far.

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Be even nicer if they'd do like Waze and allow NAvteq drivers to update the maps :-)
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Re: GPS map updates

Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:43 am

There is one destination I travel to where the nav used to tell me route guidance would end and now it knows about the street. I haven't noticed any other changes yet.

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Re: GPS map updates

Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:55 am

rslatkin wrote:There is one destination I travel to where the nav used to tell me route guidance would end and now it knows about the street. I haven't noticed any other changes yet.


Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully it's worth it, we have several road changes where I live that really need to be on the map. I'll have to see if it is in stock or not.

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Re: GPS map updates

Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:02 am

rslatkin wrote:There is one destination I travel to where the nav used to tell me route guidance would end and now it knows about the street. I haven't noticed any other changes yet.

Any idea what the data date is for the update?
Any idea when the street that didn't show up previously was added / modified?
They extended Volkswagen Drive to connect with Apison Pike about 1/2 mile from my house six months back, and I'd like the Navigation computer to show it, but don't want to buy an old update.
I finally took a chance on my 2009 Altima and bought the end of the year discounted 2011 disc for it, but didn't see much improvement. Appears difficult to get a date of when the updates were done.

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Re: GPS map updates

Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:30 am

Nissan officially claims updates are done every 12-18 months. But the map on my 2012 Leaf (when I bought it in June 2012) was already 18 - 24 months out of date (a major interstate extension is missing). I imagine the new map will already be 6 - 12 months out of date now that it has been delayed for 3-4 months.

Contrast this with Garmin giving 4 updates per year for life, as part of the purchase price. And Garmin will tell you the speed limit on pretty much all streets and roads, unlike the Leaf GPS which only does that for major highways. The one extra feature the Leaf has is to let me know the locations of potential charging stations (not that many in the Twin Cities area).

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Re: GPS map updates

Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:01 pm

gossett wrote:
Contrast this with Garmin giving 4 updates per year for life, as part of the purchase price. And Garmin will tell you the speed limit on pretty much all streets and roads, unlike the Leaf GPS which only does that for major highways. The one extra feature the Leaf has is to let me know the locations of potential charging stations (not that many in the Twin Cities area).


The LEAF GPS doesn't do traffic that I'm aware of, the traffic is a Sirius service right. and is integrated into the Nav system.
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Re: GPS map updates

Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:15 pm

The database seems to run about 5 years behind the actual street info.

JPWhite wrote:Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully it's worth it, we have several road changes where I live that really need to be on the map. I'll have to see if it is in stock or not.
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier. Model 3 reserved.

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