Online navigation with swarm data
The enhanced online navigation with real-time traffic information is even easier, even quicker and even more comprehensive. The simplified search for navigation destinations is based on the central finder, which is accessed by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the header of the PCM. This enables destination searches using simple terms. The finder also provides a wide range of additional information, such as fuel prices, available car parks including prices and opening times, along with user reviews for hotels and restaurants.
Voice input of navigation destinations is just as simple, thanks to the new Voice Pilot. Porsche voice control has been enhanced once again. Thanks to online speech recognition, voice commands can be now be performed much more intuitively than before. For example, it is now possible to enter a navigation destination without address details.
However, it is not just navigation functions that can be controlled using the Voice Pilot. The system understands more than 100 commands in total – from navigation functions, to music control, through to vehicle functions, such as the air conditioning and seat heating.
The route calculation has also been optimised. This was made possible through the simultaneous processing of the on-board and online entries. Therefore, the navigation route calculation is performed both online and internally in the PCM. The PCM independently decides which navigation system has calculated the optimum route, but always starts with the result that was calculated fastest.
The navigation system also processes swarm data with the new Risk Radar service, whereby data about traffic and road conditions is anonymously captured and transmitted from vehicles with the relevant equipment. Captured by the vehicle sensors, this data provides warnings regarding fog, skidding risks and accidents. With this function, the new Cayenne can also contribute towards mitigating risks and preventing accidents. Destinations are easy to create before a journey, not only in the PCM, but also using the Porsche Connect App on your smartphone or via the “My Porsche” platform. The destinations are synchronised once the driver has been identified by entering their Porsche ID in the vehicle, the app and the My Porsche web portal.
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