Tesla Model S owners in China are facing lack of support for navigation services but a fix is in the works.

Tesla Model S owners in China are facing lack of support for navigation services but a fix is in the works.

For a car that costs the equivalent of 121,000 USD, you'd expect support for navigation services but this isn't the case for the China-spec Tesla Model S which lacks this important feature. Apparently, Google Maps are not supported in the Model S but Tesla Motors is working on an alternative map database with Chinese text and voice recognition which will be introduced later this year, as specified in an official response from Tesla.

Owners have already been informed a fix is being developed but it should be mentioned Tesla can't yet provide the map update over the air because "remote over-the-air software updates are not yet supported in Chinese Model S" so the only way to push the update is through Tesla's backend system.

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China-spec Tesla Model S lacks navigation support because Google Maps not supported