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More versatile and intuitive; Porsche introduces new infotainment system

PORSCHE is enhancing its infotainment system with the latest, sixth generation PCM communication management platform set to be available in the 911, Taycan, Cayenne and Panamera models, including native integration of Spotify for the first time.

It features a revised interface design, additional optimisation of the voice control function, wireless Android Auto, and improvements for planning charging stops for electric vehicles. New, coloured icons make the functions easier to recognise too.

In addition to a clearer display, the PCM update improves the integrated voice assistant, making it easier to access several functions, including news, the operating manual and in-car music streaming.

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Porsche drivers have direct access to their favourite Spotify songs and podcasts too, and Premium customers can link their account to the vehicle using their Porsche ID. You don’t even need a smartphone to access it either.

Through this new integration, drivers will have instant access to more than 70 million songs and 3.2 million podcasts right at their fingertips, and all required data is included in Porsche Connect.

The app also displays the Like function, all saved playlists and the new Go To Radio option, which looks for a piece of music similar to the one currently playing.

For those with an EV, Porsche has improved the calculation of charging sessions in the Charging Planner. The optimised algorithm prioritises to a greater extent, charging stations which offer a higher energy output and plans charging stops more efficiently.

Additionally, the Charging Planner now also takes into account the time required to start and end the charging process when calculating the total driving time. Together, these measures make for a much improved charging experience.

For a better overview, a dynamic zoom function for charging stations during the trip has also been introduced. The system shows all available charging options in the immediate vicinity, including whether or not they are currently in use.

In the wider view, the display is limited to fast-charging stations. A new filter makes it possible to sort charging points by output. The PCM 6.0 navigation system also includes a revised route monitor, allowing you to display or hide relevant events.

The new functions are standard on every newly configured Porsche 911, Taycan, Cayenne and Panamera ordered from this week onwards. The exact scope depends on the equipment and powertrain type of the vehicle.

 

Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.

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