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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Porsche Updates Infotainment System With Wireless Android Auto, Built-In Spotify App


Porsche is updating its infotainment system. The latest, sixth-generation Porsche Communication Management or PCM found in the 911, Taycan, Cayenne, and Panamera models now has added new functions.

These include native integration of Spotify for the first time, a revised interface design, additional optimization of Voice Pilot voice assistant, wireless Android Auto connection, and improvements for planning charging stops for electric vehicles.

The new, colored icons make the functions of the revised PCM 6.0 user interface easier to recognize. Porsche made this improvement at the suggestion of its customers.

In addition to a clearer display, the PCM update improves the scope of the Voice Pilot. The integrated voice assistant is further improved and makes it easier to access several functions. These include news, the operating manual, and in-car music streaming.

Porsche drivers now have direct access to their favorite Spotify songs and podcasts in the revised PCM 6.0. Spotify Premium customers can link their account to the vehicle using their Porsche ID and use Spotify as an additional media source. The vehicle accesses the streaming service provider directly without having to use a smartphone. Through this new integration, drivers will have instant access to more than 70 million songs and 3.2 million podcasts right at their fingertips—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.

With electric vehicles like the Taycan, Porsche has further improved its Charging Planner. The optimized algorithm prioritizes to a greater extent charging stations which offer a higher energy output and plans charging stops more efficiently. These improvements are also based on customer feedback. Additionally, the Charging Planner now also takes into account the time required to start and end the charging process at the charging station when calculating the total driving time. Together, these measures make for a much-improved charging experience.

The new functions are standard as of now on every newly configured Porsche 911, Taycan, Cayenne, and Panamera. The exact scope depends on the equipment and powertrain type of the vehicle.

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