Apple CarPlay in new model Porsche's

If you look at the mechanical components of a 1960’s Porsche and our current sports cars they look – at first glance at least – to be very similar.  In 50 years not much has changed in that respect, and that is a good thing for the drivers among us.

But if you look at the infotainment (Navigation, sound system etc.) from a 10 year old Porsche, or any other car, it looks prehistoric – such is the exponential rate of change brought about by computer technology.

Same with phones:  There was definitely civilization before the smart phone, but not many people can remember it.

With the latest generation of vehicles the Smart Phone and the Vehicle Infotainment have merged.  The Navigation Screen (Porsche Communications Management) can now be used to control your iPhone through Apple CarPlay.

From the Apple website:  https://www.apple.com/ca/ios/carplay/

“Available on select cars, CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Just connect your iPhone and go.  CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. CarPlay also works with your car’s controls — knobs, buttons, touchpad or touchscreen. And the apps themselves have been reimagined for the car, so you can use them while your eyes and hands stay where they belong.”

Starting with the Model Year 2017, and with ordering the option of ‘Connect’ or ‘Connect Plus’, Porsche is able to give your vehicle connectivity and to use Apple CarPlay.

For many people this is a very significant development; your contacts, music and messages can now be wired straight into your car, activated by familiar Apple icons or Voice (Siri), and used safely while you are driving.

Come into Porsche Centre Calgary and let us show you how easy it is to set up and use Apple CarPlay.

Learn how Apple CarPlay works

Date Posted: June 27, 2017

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