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2013 Tesla Model S: Navigation Outage

April 8, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

It started slow. The Tesla's web-based navigation seemed to miss a couple of sections as it updated. Then more gray squares kept appearing as I made my way home. On the drive into Edmunds HQ in the morning, the whole navigation map was one big gray square.

Sigh.

When I parked the Model S to charge, I remembered the reset procedure I tried when Bluetooth went south. I didn't have time to drive it around after that, so I asked the next driver (Schmidt) to give me a report.

According to him, the map was indeed populating, but it was missing a few squares here and there. Then when I got home, the news was going on about some crazy cyber war that was slowing down networks around the U.S.

That might have been the cause, but I'll know for sure when I get another update.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 1,977 miles

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