Waypoints in Tesla's navigation system is a highly requested feature that Tesla owners have long been asking for. This function allows users to enter several destinations at once into the navigation system, all for one trip. In September 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to numerous requests and confirmed that waypoints would come to the company's vehicles. Now, Tesla software update 2021.40.5 brings the long-awaited feature.
In late 2020, hacker @greentheonly/Twitter discovered in the code that Tesla was going to add the ability to set multiple waypoints. He noted that, at that moment, it was still very crude, but more important than random references in the code. Since then, Tesla car owners have been anxiously awaiting this feature, and now the wait is over.
The company recently began rolling out a new software update, 2021.40.5, which finally added the long-awaited waypoints feature, as seen by Tesla Motor Club member Spyderman09 via @SawyerMerritt/Twitter. Tesla owners can now add a point using the ‘Add Stop’ menu item. According to the release notes, vehicle owners can add a stop to their navigation route by clicking on the "+" icon on the navigation search button.
In fact, adding waypoints is of great importance. This is especially useful when planning routes. Owners can immediately mark all the places they plan to visit, and the car will calculate the route in such a way that, without unnecessary encumbrances, deliver the owners to all destinations—also taking into account any charging station stops. This way, the owners can truly completely relax and enjoy the trip to the fullest.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.