I found the same - https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/post-google-earth-software-errors.424864/
The good news is that the new software no longer gets 'confused' if the phone is physically plugged in before pressing the start button.
The other change I have noticed is that navigation...
Provided your car has received the software update then the replacement service for google earth requires an active licence.
For some reason the functionality that allowed one to check train, flight times, etc is not part of the 'renewal' package. I tried this once almost two years ago (Lands...
Back in December I had the software updated to accept the new 'here' satellite images rather than 'google earth' which was about to be discontinued for my model year. Happy days.
Since then I have been getting a couple of intermittent error messages;
1. Internal SIM card error on start up (no...
IIRC the 'status bar' under the word Google is no longer displayed with the new software (I read elsewhere it uses a cache more to save data use)
Is the overlay still working and if so does it show a horizon when you zoom out?
They started charging on 1 December.
Its about £140 for the connect license and a further £40 for the other bits.
The only two bits of the Audi connect I really use are the overlay and on line traffic so the value is a bit questionable.
That TSB has confused me, my understanding was that MY changes happened around July time so a November 2017 build would be MY18 however the TSB implies that MY18 didn't start until May 2018.
Have I got that wrong?
Thread from the A4 forum which has contributions from a couple of members with S5s.
I had expected the google overlays to end on the announced date rather than 'randomly' stopping on peoples' cars during December.
I had that exact same misunderstanding about map updates despite using the word 'overlay' several times.
As an aside I have no idea why map updates can't continue to be via myaudi rather than dealer installed when yoyr allocation is up.
I think they may be mistaken as;
a) The update is already been rolled out &
b) The TSB from the A3 thread shows limitations on which cars can and cannot be updated.
The TSB says that the overlay images now come from 'Here' maps rather than google so it is be possible that another update will...
Given that I have had the update for a car first registered in the same month as yours I would suggest speaking to Audi CS as post #28 and then have another 'chat' with your dealership if they confirm that it is suitable.
The car is - just - in warranty so there wasn't a charge but from my conversation with them I would expect to be charged for an hour of their time.
Will try and remember to take some pictures when I'm next out.
The new imaging looks broadly the same as the before. On other threads people have commented that some of the screen is lost as it now shows a 'horizon' but hopefully it is just something that ones gets used to.
Certainly better than having to revert to the 'base' maps.