Porsche built its reputation on classic engineering and pure driving performance. As other manufacturers constantly change and reinvent themselves, Porsche’s philosophy and traditions have stood the test of time. That explains why Porsche has such an impressive following of enthusiasts and how the brand has been able to expand its lineup considerably without upsetting purists or hurting its image.
Of course, every automaker needs to evolve to a degree. Porsche vehicles have followed the trend when it comes to technical innovation, but again we see a clear and distinct difference in the way Porsche develops its tech. Porsche’s most important technologies are designed to complement the driving experience, not replace it or take over from it.
Every Porsche technology, from its systems that enhance safety to its connectivity functions are all designed to operate as one with the driver and the car. Technology should improve the driving experience, not distract or deter from it. Here are four Porsche technologies that do just that.
Porsche Active Suspension Management
As its name implies, PASM is an electronic active damping system capable of modulating and managing damping forces at each corner according to road conditions. The system will reduce pitch and roll on difficult road conditions and ensure greater contact between the tire and the surface of the road. The objective is to provide optimal damping settings in every situation.
Porsche Torque Vectoring
Porsche Torque Vectoring, or PTV, is designed to enhance driving dynamics and improve stability in sharp corners. The system can modulate the amount of torque sent to each individual rear wheel to improve high-speed cornering stability and moderate-speed agility.
Porsche Sport Chrono Package
The Porsche Sport Chrono Package gives the driver even more control over how his or her Porsche behaves on the road. The system provides control over the chassis, throttle, transmission and suspension settings in order to tune how the car or SUV handles and behaves on the road. Each individual mechanical component can be modulated to different settings, from more comfortable to sportier, as well. In Porsche e-Hybrid vehicles, various settings dictate how the electric motor and combustion engine interact and perform.
Porsche Active Safety
Porsche Active Safety refers to driver assistance technologies found across the entire Porsche lineup. Examples of these technologies include Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control which can autonomously navigate bends in the road at the appropriate speed and also keep a safe distance from other vehicles by automatically modulating throttle.
Date Posted: January 8, 2020