|23 July 2016|
Porsche is very much in the fast lane when it comes to integrating the latest tech within their products.
The car maker is striving to ‘simplify everyday life through mobile technology’ by enabling drivers to access up-to-the-minute information from inside the vehicle, via a cockpit of cutting edge tech, and to communicate remotely with their vehicles.
In the new Panamera, Porsche is introducing a new infotainment package together with the next generation of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). With the market launch of Porsche Connect in more than 40 countries, drivers are now able to use their time in the car more efficiently and also keep an eye on their Porsche at all times.
The impressive package of navigation and infotainment services include apps and functions which empower drivers by giving them access to vital information about their journey. The online navigation tools offer an online search for destinations complemented by real-time traffic details as well as Google Earth and Google Street View for optimum assistance throughout the journey. Another service is flight information which allows drivers to call up details of current flights such as arrival and departure times, delays, as well as gate and terminal numbers. Vacant bays in car parks at the destination or in the vehicle’s surroundings are also displayed – together with helpful extra information such as prices and opening times.
Moreover, Porsche Connect has a vast range of coordinated services. The basis for them is the Connect module in the car. It includes the services for the remote control of vehicle functions and querying of vehicle data by means of smartphone and Apple Watch. Also contained in the package are a smartphone storage compartment in the centre console and Apple CarPlay for using various iPhone apps via the PCM. The top-of-the-range package Connect Plus is based on this module. It additionally offers a navigation module, an LTE telephone module, a WiFi hotspot in the car as well as numerous Internet-based services. Connect Plus is supplied as a standard feature in the Porsche 911 and Panamera and is available as an option for all other models – in combination with the necessary navigation module, if need be.