→ Remote access to vehicle data
→ Control of vehicle functions by smartphone
→ Recording and analysis of driving on race tracks
→ A total of 300 programmed international race circuits
Porsche Connect extends the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system and also includes apps for mobile devices alongside intelligent services. The central platform for this is the Porsche Connect App. The app allows the user to check vehicle data and also remotely operate certain vehicle functions by smartphone or Apple Watch.
The race track is the territory of the Porsche Track Precision App: This app permits detailed display, recording and analysis of laps driven on a race circuit.
Doors can be unlocked or locked remotely, for example. Those who drive an electric sports car such as the Taycan, or a Cayenne or Panamera with hybrid drive, can use the Climate function. The car's interior can then be adjusted to the desired temperature by means of a timer. At the planned departure times, the intelligent climate function sends a push notification as a reminder about the scheduled precooling/preheating of the vehicle. Convenience features such as the seat, windscreen or steering wheel heating can also be controlled by means of the app and PCM.
What are the tyre pressures? Are the doors locked? How long did the last journey take, and what was the average speed? The Car Control and Trip Control functions answer such detailed questions about the vehicle status.
The Car Finder function can be used to locate the vehicle using the Porsche Connect App. The positions of both car and mobile device are shown on a map. This also permits navigation from the current location to the vehicle – if it is not immediately possible to find the place where the car is parked in an unknown town, for example.
In 2020, Porsche significantly extended the functions of its virtual coach for the race track: in its latest evolutionary stage, the free Porsche Track Precision App can now be displayed directly on the car's screen using Apple CarPlay® and operated using the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. Alternatively, a measurement can be started by means of a lap trigger, which is available as an option via Porsche Tequipment.
A total of 300 programmed international circuits are available to Porsche drivers in the current version 3.2. The predefined portfolio can be extended with individual recordings as desired. The training app is available for all current-generation Porsche 911 and 718 models in combination with the Sport Chrono package and installed LTE communication module. Expansion to further product lines is planned.
The Porsche Track Precision App records, analyses and displays individual driving data on a race circuit. The goal is to enable drivers to develop their personal driving style. For this purpose, detailed real-time data on longitudinal and lateral acceleration, braking force and engine revs, as well as speed on the track, is recorded and evaluated while the car is being driven. The Porsche Track Precision App is connected to various control units in the car via the PCM. The data from the vehicle’s sensors is recorded by the app and analysed in comparison with a reference lap or the driver’s personal best.