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FutureBoy

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I was thinking, it would be nice if my CT would track all the driving I'd done off-road and show me both the tracks that I had not yet experienced but also the tracks I'd taken. I'd like to have a community of people with recommended trails to drive plus notes on what to do/see on the trail. From what I've seen there are already some communities out there with some of this. But if my CT tracked where I had been and then showed me some alternate routes/sites to visit in the area on a second trip it would be cool. For the completist type personalities out there, one could try to traverse all the trails in a certain area.

Probably for better coverage, something like a Garmin would work better. But it would be really nice if the functionality was all integrated into the CT so that it was easy to tell the CT where to direct me to go. I'd like to spend more time looking out the window rather than looking at my devices and maps.

Plus if I could catalog/download my travel histories it would be nice to integrate the data into an online diary/scrapbook kind of page.
 

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There are already bicycle and hikers' software that does this. So I'd expect it already exists.

-Crissa
 

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Todd, the Cyber truck Truck Guy has a YouTube channel (by that name) and one of his videos was on the off road trails community. You should search for his stuff. He is on here too. He has some good stuff and can guide you on trail maps and such. He is also planning a CT trail ride.
 

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First: I have noticed that modern GPS systems have stopped dropping breadcrumbs. This can be very useful (they helped me find the Budapest airport in the dark well before the days of electronic maps - I didn't know where the hell I was but I did know where I had been and that the airport wasn't there). It would be very useful if breadcrumbs were restored. Perhaps the user could turn them on and off. Currently streets/roadways are a big part of navigation displays. The systems never know exactly where you are but rather try to estimate that from observation of sattelite pseudo range combined with the fact that you are probably on a road. When going off road this will no longer be the case. The OEMs will have to re-think how they do their nav displays.

Second: Current Tesla's, and thus presumably the CT, can be queried by third party apps and several pieces of information, such as location, speed, temperature... obtained. There are a couple of apps that do this with TeslaFi perhaps being the best known. This app displays maps of where you have driven over the whole time you have been registered with TeslaFi (and paid their fee). The maps are a bit crude as they only poll the car once per minute. To do so more often obviously increases the company's computation, storage and communications costs but they too will have to recognize that with the CT there is going to be more offroad data coming in that there used to be. Perhaps they, or another 3rd party, will develop a system that scratches OP's itch.
 

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