Porsche reveals new generation of PCM
Sixth-generation infotainment system now supports Android Auto
Porsche has unveiled a new generation of Porsche Communication Management for its 911 sports cars. PCM 6.0 supports Android Auto for the first time in a 911, alongside further integration of Apple Music and Apple Podcasts, as well as wireless Apple Carplay.
In a major upgrade for Porsche’s on-board infotainment systems, PCM 6.0 calculates navigation faster, with resulting navigation instructions and information displayed more clearly. Porsche also says PCM 6.0 will ensure software updates in the future will be possible thanks to over-the-air technology, and has promised to deliver adaptive sound to the system in due course, meaning music dynamically adapts to one’s driving style.
The system’s Voice Pilot has also been substantially upgraded to become more user-friendly. For example, saying the sentence “I need petrol” results in the navigation system finding a route to the next filling station. The phrase “I am cold” automatically increases the interior temperature. Massage seats and ambient lighting can also be controlled in a similar way. Porsche says Voice Pilot is permanently online and continually learns new phrases, providing more and more support to the driver.
The new, more powerful PCM will come fitted from factory to 2022MY Porsche 911 models built at Zuffenhausen from August this year.