Porsche introduces first-ever native app integration to Apple CarPlay

Updated Jul 11, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The update is now available for the Porsche Cayenne.

As automakers continue to push innovation to their infotainment systems, Porsche comes up with a first in the industry. The German automaker has updated the My Porsche App and it can now be used within Apple CarPlay.

My Porsche App with Apple CarPlay

The My Porsche App can now be accessed via Apple CarPlay

Similar to the recently-introduced NissanConnect Service in the PH-spec Nissan Almera, the My Porsche App allows users to control the vehicle using their smartphones. It is also a digital management system that lets users view the state of charge of the vehicle battery and send destinations to the navigation system.

The My Porsche App can now be controlled via Apple CarPlay on the touchscreen, as mentioned above. This makes it easier for users to navigate through the different functions such as changing radio stations, adjusting aircon settings, and managing ambient lighting. Plus, Siri has been enabled for hands-free driving. Drivers won't get the need to use their smartphones on the go, providing even safer drives.

Porsche Cayenne front view

Porsche Cayenne

In addition, the said functions can be combined into wellness modes including "relax", "warm up", and "refresh" via the CarPlay system. 

The first model to receive the update is the Porsche Cayenne, though the German sportscar maker said that it will be made available to other models soon. For Cayenne owners who want the app, it can be activated by scanning a QR code displayed in the Porsche Communication Management (PCM).

"We are excited to further improve My Porsche App and using the capabilities of Apple CarPlay to deliver a truly enhanced customer experience," said Mattias Ulbrich, CEO of Porsche Digital and CIO of Porsche AG.

"Technology and digitization are crucial factors for the enduring fascination of our brand," added Ulbirch.

As a side note, the tech giant Apple will further improve CarPlay through the upcoming iOS 17. The update will roll out the improved SharePlay, which will allow multiple users to queue music on their smartphones in a single session. The said update will also offline use of the Maps function by downloading specific areas.

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Know more about Porsche Cayenne 2024

Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne is a luxury midsize crossover that has been in the German automaker's lineup since 2002. It is offered in the Philippines in six variants, while the pricing is available upon request. Under the hood, Porsche Philippines is offering three engine options. First is the 2.9-liter V6 Biturbo good for 434 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque, while the second option is a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 that makes 336 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Lastly, a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is offered, which delivers maximum power of 631 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque. Both the 3.0-liter V6 and 4.0-liter V8 engines can be paired to a 100 kW electric motor for the hybrid variants. All of which are connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Dimensions-wise, the Cayenne measures 4,918 mm long, 1,997 mm wide, and 1,696 mm high. Meanwhile, the Coupe version is 4,931 mm in length, 1,997 mm in width, and 1,676 mm in height. In the local market, the German luxury midsize crossover competes against the likes of the BMW X5, Audi Q8, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

Price available upon request

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


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