Previously we gave you a list of official Porsche apps for iOS and Android devices along with our recommendations for each app. There’s one app we left off the list, and it’s exclusively for Porsche owners.
Porsche Car Connect works in conjunction with Connect Plus, an advanced version of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. Currently, Connect Plus is only available in new 911 models, so if you’re using these apps, you’re at the top of the leaderboard of automotive connectivity.
We want to give you a brief rundown of how these services improve the experience of owning a Porsche.
Porsche Connect Plus
To be clear, this upgrade to PCM is standard in new 911 models. A top-of-the-line sports car should have a top-of-the-line infotainment system. Strengthen your connection to your Porsche with the following features:
Wireless Internet Access: In the present day, you don’t have to be chained to your desk at work or your office at home. Turn your Porsche into a wireless hotspot using either your smartphone or an extra SIM card.
Real-time traffic information: This upgrade to PCM’s navigation module adds color-coded traffic data to your route in real time. No more sitting in unexpected traffic jams-now you can find the fastest route to any destination.
Google Earth® & Google Streetview®: View landscapes, buildings, and 360-degree photos of your surroundings and destination thanks to new integration from Google.
Apple CarPlay®: If you prefer the interface of your iPhone® but want a way to make use of it while driving, you’ll be pleased with the capabilities of Apple CarPlay. Access Siri, your phone and contacts, your music, and other supported apps through the touchscreen in your Porsche or by using voice commands.
Connect Plus also infuses PCM with the power of Aha Radio, a free app for your smartphone that gives you access to millions of songs and real-time weather info.
Porsche Car Connect
Going a step beyond the Porsche Connect app, Car Connect gives you unprecedented control of your vehicle while you’re away. It’s available for Android and iOS devices, including a brand new app for Apple Watch.
Porsche Car Connect is divided into three distinct services:
Remote Services: This app gives you control of your car from a distance. You can access journey statistics from anywhere, including distance driven, average speed, and fuel consumption. If the weather looks like it’s going to take a turn for the worse, you can use the app to check the status of your Porsche and see if you left the roof open. You can also remotely lock your car, fold in your side mirrors, or set climate controls.
Safety Services: If some misfortune befalls you on the road and you are involved in a collision, your Porsche’s onboard telematics will send out an emergency alert that includes your car’s status and location. Authorized rescue services will be notified if necessary. You can also connect with Porsche Assistance if you require roadside service via Car Connect. The details saved by your car’s digital system will also come in handy when it comes to making an insurance or personal injury claim, just visit severeaccidents.com to see how they could make the most of these important statistics to build a strong case.
Security Services: You and your Porsche are made for each other. Without you, it’s just not the same. That’s why Car Connect includes a Vehicle Tracking System. In the event of theft, a notification will be sent to your phone, and information about your vehicle’s location will be sent to a 24/7 Secure Operating Center who will work with authorities to get your Porsche back.
When combined, Porsche Car Connect and Connect Plus are the ultimate augmentation for your car. Together, they put your Porsche on the grid to give you a better experience on the road.
If you have questions about these features, please get in touch with us at Porsche Auto Gallery Woodland Hills. Our sales associates can tell you exactly which cars in our inventory support these functions, and we can even pair your phone for a demonstration. We’re looking forward to your next visit.