Speed up the map display so we don’t see the unpainted grey areas.
Since the mapping app is web-based, and due to the speed of the 3G, it takes longer for the map to load. Most of us are using our car in a specific area, and just like in Google maps, an option to save the map to the device (car) memory would make the user interface much faster and smoother. This may be an easy fix (software upgrade), and maps, just like in Google, would have an expiration date when the user would have to reload/refresh the maps to deal with any potential changes.
I live in a dense urban area and use the maps mainly to check traffic. On many occasions I find myself waiting for the maps to loads while zooming in or out or when starting to drive. This condition leads me to use my phone like I did when I was driving my trusty Toyota Tacoma. My phone is reacting so much faster than the car. And yes, I have 4G LTE and the maps are saved to my phone.
Moderator: Tesla already does some caching of maps, but it may require more memory than is available. It’s also not clear how to separate traffic information is from the maps – they may be bound together by Google.
With LTE and the much faster MCU2 with more memory, maps are almost always fully painted in real-time. Older cars can get a paid upgrade to MCU2, which includes LTE.
Is it implemented yet ?
Google has bought waze since then and memory in AP2 should be greater than before