The first cars to feature next-generation CarPlay won’t be announced until the end of this year, but Porsche owners can check out some of the features right now. A new update to the My Porsche app allows users to control various vehicle functions, including air conditioning, radios and seat controls, without leaving the CarPlay interface.
This clever use of the My Porsche app makes you wonder why many automakers haven’t thought of it. Instead of using the car controls on the dashboard or exiting CarPlay to access them, Porsche has built them right into the app so you just need to launch it to see the car’s new set of features, including “sound profiles, change radio stations, tune climate control and ambient lighting parameters. Porsche owners can also use Siri to control vehicle functions. The update also links existing accounts to Apple Music for use directly in the Porsche Communications Management System, independent of CarPlay.
Porsche says it is “the first car manufacturer to make it easy to access car features in CarPlay.” Apple has announced that the next generation of CarPlay will arrive after the launch of iOS 17 later this year, with the first cars coming in 2024. The interface is much more immersive and will be able to control all the car’s functions and display all the information about the car, such as speed. and gasoline consumption.
The My Porsche update is only available for the new Cayenne, but Porsche says the functionality “will be rolled out to other model lines.” Owners of this model can activate the new experience by updating the app to the latest version 8.0 and scanning the QR code displayed in their car’s PCM.