The integration of the Porsche smartphone has long been Apple centric unless you were upgrade a classic car, but that will eventually change. The automaker creates Android Auto available for the first time in new cars, starting with the 911 from model year 2022. For example, you can get Google Maps directions from your Android phone as you head to the track.
The addition is part of a global tech upgrade that brings new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment based on what you find. in the Taycan. This includes Apple CarPlay (wired and wireless), Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and a more customizable interface accessible via a 10.9-inch touchscreen. Features like “hey, Porsche” voice control and Navigation Plus will be locked behind a subscription, although Porsche is offering a three-year trial period that also includes three months of service. SiriusXM with 360L.
There are even some At the Tesla convenience. If you buy a 911 with a PDK gearbox (also known as a dual-clutch automatic), you can add a Remote ParkAssist option to get your sports car out of a tight parking spot using your phone. This benefit also comes alongside active parking support when you’re inside the car, a 3D view for more tricky parking jobs, rear cross-traffic warnings and lane change assistance.
As you can imagine, it won’t be cheap. The 911 2022 lineup starts at $ 101,200 for a base Carrera, and grows up to $ 219,800 for a Turbo S Cabriolet. You may also need to be patient depending on the model you purchase. The GT3 you see here ($ 161,100, if you’re curious) won’t hit dealerships until the fall. It’s a long wait just to install Android Auto in your coupe, so it might be worth picking up a 2021 model if you just use Porsche’s internal features instead of phone apps.