Currently reading: Porsche introduces updated infotainment for 2022 models
PCM 6.0 operating system brings new apps, revamped display and wireless Android support

Newly-configured Porsche 911, Taycan, Cayenne and Panamera models will now arrive with the firm's latest Porsche Communication Management (PCM) 6.0 infotainment system.

The upgrade includes stronger links to mobile devices, a revised user interface and wireless Android Auto functionality.

Natural voice control, and intelligent navigation that can better plan charging stops for electric vehicles is also part of the latest software.

Another key feature that will be introduced is the integration of Spotify, which connects to the service directly without having to use a smartphone. 

A basic version of PCM 6.0 was used for the first time in the Taycan, but now Porsche is rolling out the software to newly-configured Porsche 911, Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera models, starting in the next few weeks.

Is is unclear if these latest updates will be rolling out to existing owners, although Porsche has previously said that PCM 6.0-equipped cars would be able to recieve over-the-air updates.

 

The latest update follows a previous release last summer that saw the introduction of wired Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay and integration of Apple Music, as well as real-time traffic integration.

“PCM 6.0 is certainly a big step we’re taking again. The look and feel is new; it’s tidier, it’s more intuitive,” said Martin Bayer, Porsche’s software engineer for connected infotainment, at the time.  

“Personalisation is very important for us. We offer very individual settings for each individual Porsche customer; that means they have the option of configuring both the menu bar and the launcher themselves. They can drag and drop the controls they use most often into the launcher and customise it to a very high degree.”

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The new features are linked together through the Porsche Connect app, which allows drivers to check vehicle data and remotely operate certain vehicle functions, including navigation information and convenience features. 

Drivers can also display their phone calendar on their infotainment screen and remotely park the car using the app. 

The Porsche Connect app will integrate with a free race-circuit-training app called Porsche Track Precision, which drivers can use to record, analyse and display driving data from their own laps driven from 300 race circuits. 718 and 911 models will have access to the app, and Porsche plans to expand it to further cars. 

“All you need to use the Track Precision app is a Porsche, your phone and a race track. The motivation for the app was that we noticed customers were recording more and more," said Eduard Schulz, head of Porsche’s Connect Car apps. 

“It was clear to us, seeing as we had the vehicle data, that we could fuse it with video and have an attractive telemetry system on the smartphone.”

Customers can also link up GoPro cameras to the system.

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NoPasaran 24 January 2022

wow...infotainment...

I take 964 Turbo, thanks

Citytiger 24 January 2022

Wow, Porsche finally realising not everyone who wants one of their vehicles uses IPhones, will wonders never cease.  Welcome to the 21st Century.

Cobnapint 24 January 2022
And the Macan....?