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Toyota needs to make this the default. The built in NAV is useless. It would be nice to just be able to hit the one button.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the built-in nav is not too bad. It obviously looks like crap, with its outdated graphics and low-res screen. But you can use the voice button on the steering wheel and say something like, "navigate to Oracle Park in San Francisco" and it connects to the cloud and finds it. While driving the navigation works reasonably well. Again, it's a little clunky but it gets the job done. I'm pretty sure after my trial expires in Feb 2023 that the cloud connected POI searching won't work anymore. That being said, Google Maps using AA is still superior.
 

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Try getting it to route around congestion. It will make the new route, then a few seconds later revert back to the original route that is congested. Google Maps is far superior. It's not just Toyota, all the built in NAV systems are garbage compared to Google or Apple. I don't know why they even bother except maybe they still have contracts withthe providers.
The nav on my Model Y is awesome and I have zero complaints. I didn't try to route around congestion. But I'm also on the trial period for the cloud connected nav, which I think does some sort of routing based on traffic data. After it expires, I'm not going to pay for the service as it's not enough value for what it costs. I did also notice it has "destination assist" which actually connects you to a live human who will enter the destination for you. I can see this being useful for elderly people who aren't good with tech. Again, useless for myself.
 
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