In China, Tesla Model S Is Missing One Basic Feature

Posted: Jul 26 2014, 2:42pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

In China, Tesla Model S is missing one basic feature
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Company Says Google Is To Blame For Lack Of Nav System

Back when the Tesla Model S was launched in the US, there were some doubts and questions raised regarding the navigation system built into it and there are still a bunch of strong reviews against it. However, the US citizens complaining must realize and be thankful that they are at least entitled to a navigation system on the car because the luxury electric vehicle has made its way to China and the market there has been worried about the fact that the vehicles are shipping without any navigaton systems.

According to the report by China EV blogger Alysha Webb, Tesla has explained this ambiguity regarding the car’s navigation system and it stated that "Google maps are not supported." But we do have the satisfaction of knowing that the company has busied itself with working on an alternative navigation system which would have some other map system.

This would work in areas where the Google doesn’t work properly. An official response from Tesla was found in the report by Webb which said “Currently there isn't a navigation system in Chinese Model S as Google maps are not supported in the country. However, teams are currently working on a solution with Chinese text and voice recognition. We plan to introduce navigation to Chinese cars later this year (as already communicated to our customers). Once it's available, maps will be pushed to customers' vehicles through software updates.”

source: chinaev#mce_temp_url#

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