German OEM Porsche has revealed that the My Porsche app will, for the very first time, be available within Apple CarPlay. As a result, Porsche claims it is the first vehicle manufacturer to enable easier access to vehicle functions within an app using CarPlay.
The My Porsche app enables customers with Apple CarPlay and an iPhone to digitally manage and control their vehicles. Features of the software include being able to view battery charge status, send destinations to the navigation system and adjust the air-conditioning via their smartphones. Furthermore, the app links existing accounts with third-party providers – such as Apple Music – to the associated apps in Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
The update will also enable customers to access additional functions from the vehicle’s dashboard using CarPlay. New functions include being able to adjust audio and climate control settings, and changing radio stations and the car’s ambient lighting. Furthermore, Apple’s voice assistant Siri can be used to change various settings.
The app will be updated regularly to ensure that Porsche customers benefit from new features in CarPlay as they are released. The functionality is currently available in the new Porsche Cayenne and will be rolled out to additional model lines in the future.
“We are excited to further improve the My Porsche app and use the capabilities of Apple CarPlay to deliver a truly enhanced customer experience,” said Mattias Ulbrich, CEO of Porsche Digital and CIO of Porsche. “Technology and digitization are crucial factors for the enduring fascination of our brand.”
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