Porsche seems to be favoring Apple over Android. CarPlay is integrated into Porsche’s new infotainment packages based on Porsche Communication Management (PCM) in the Porsche Panamera. However, drivers without smartphones can still have a full suite of concierge features in the car itself including Wi-Fi, navigation, real-time traffic, parking and support. Android smartphone owners can’t use Android Auto but have access to services through Android apps.
The company claims that Porsche Connect allows drivers to use their time in the car more efficiently and also keep an eye on their Porsche at all times which should make driving less stressful and more fun.
The PCM 12.3-inch touchscreen in the new Panamera offers multi-touch operation. The touchscreen reacts as soon as the user’s hand is near, switching from the active overview mode to operating mode. The home screen is customizable.
The Porsche Connect Portal and the Porsche Connect Store provides concierge services. Porsche Connect Support offers call support centers in Europe, the USA and Asia.
Porsche Connected Car Services
- Remote control of vehicle functions and finding vehicle data through a smartphone and Apple Watch.
- Sartphone storage compartment in the center console and Apple CarPlay for using various iPhone apps via the PCM.
- Connect Plus offers a navigation module, an LTE telephone module, a Wi-Fi hotspots ane 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 .
The Car Connect package offers remote features through smartphones or Apple Watch such as door lock/unlock, mileage, locations and remote climate control
Navigation and Infotainment services for efficiency include real-time traffic, destination search, flight status information, parking availability/pricing.
Android & iPhone Apps
Porsche Connect continues to include Apple CarPlay and a smartphone storage compartment for optimized mobile phone reception.
The smartphone storage compartment provides a connection to the Porsche. When connected, the smartphone’s antenna signal is intercepted and transmitted to the car’s outside antenna. This reduces battery consumption of he smartphone and optimizes reception quality.
The Connect Portal allows owners to get information and configure online services.
Porsche Communication Management
Porshce still offers an integrated CD/DVD player and USB interfaces for connecting an iPhone or USB memory stick. Media can be played via one of the two SD ports .
Wireless phones can be connected through Bluetooth for hands-free operation.