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New My Porsche App allows car controls within Apple CarPlay

Porsche has managed to integrate vehicle functions within Apple’s popular infotainment system

My Porsche App integration

Apple CarPlay has been given new functionality through Porsche’s My Porsche App, the German firm becoming the first car maker to combine some of its vehicle controls with Apple’s software. 

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

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Apple CarPlay has been around for almost 10 years now and is available in a variety of cars. It enables users to display and control Apple device functions such as Apple Maps, Apple Music, phone calls, messages, podcasts and news through a car’s in-built screen. 

Porsche says its latest My Porsche App is a hub for digital management and control in the car. It essentially operates things like the air conditioning, sat-nav, audio, photos and ambient lighting - all of which can now be used within the Apple CarPlay interface with no need to leave CarPlay and return to the car’s own menu system. The same core car features can also be controlled via Apple’s Siri voice control assistant.   

The first car to make use of the new infotainment technology will be the latest Porsche Cayenne and afterwards it’ll be rolled out to other models. Just last year Porsche unveiled its latest iteration of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) in-car infotainment system with PCM 6.0. 

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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