Two new infotainment systems for Porsche classic cars
In the style of the times: Porsche Classic Communication Management
Modern connectivity for timeless classic cars: the new Porsche Classic Communication Management (PCCM) opens up the digital world to the brand's vintage and young classic cars. It is a further development of the previous radio navigation systems for classic Porsche sports cars. There are two variants available – PCCM and PCCM Plus - to replace the original built-in units with 1-DIN or 2-DIN dimensions. Both infotainment systems offer a high-resolution touchscreen and modern functions such as Apple CarPlay®, GOOGLE® Android Auto (PCCM Plus) as well as onboard navigation. The PCCM Plus operates with eight integrated buttons whereas the PCCM operates with six buttons. Both variants operate with two rotary knobs and a touch-sensitive 3.5-inch display (PCCM) and 7-inch display (PCCM Plus). It includes navigation function with “Point of Interest” search in an enhanced version, and route guidance optionally takes place as a simple arrow representation in a 2D or 3D view.
State-of-the-art digital technology: SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay®, GOOGLE® Android Auto, Bluetooth®
A further highlight for these devices is integration of Apple CarPlay®. For the first time, all users of an Apple iPhone as from version 5 can now also use their iPhone apps for media playback, navigation and phone calls while driving. Media playback is possible via an SD card, USB, AUX and Bluetooth® as well. The PCCM blends harmoniously into the dashboard of Porsche classic cars thanks to the black surface finish and the shape of the knobs. It features the Porsche logo and is suitable for the sports car generations between the first 911 models of the 1960s and the last 911 with air cooling from the start of the 1990s (993 model series). Use in earlier front- and mid-engine models is also possible. In addition, the new PCCM Plus version is also compatible with GOOGLE® Android Auto™ and benefit from its functionalities.
PCCM Plus: modern successor of the first-generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
For 911 models of the 996 generation and Boxster models of the 986 generation which were built in the 1990s with 2-DIN optional PCM equipment would benefit from the newly developed PCCM Plus system, which features high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen with optimized display. The haptic and visual design of the PCCM Plus is based on the adjacent components such as air vents or pushbutton switches. The PCCM Plus can thus be integrated seamlessly into the ambience of the classic sports cars. The peripheral components already installed in the vehicle such as amplifier, loudspeakers or antenna can still be used. The navigation displays in the instrument cluster are also still supported.
Operation via touchscreen according to current standard
Operation via the touchscreen and buttons takes place largely in accordance with the intuitive high standard usual in Porsche vehicles today. This means that the latest onboard navigation system with Porsche-specific Points of Interest (POI) is also available to the driver. Route guidance takes place in a 2D or 3D view. The corresponding map data and later updates is provided via a separate SD card which can also be ordered from a Porsche Centre in the same way as for the PCCM or PCCM Plus.
Porsche Classic is responsible for spare parts supply and factory restorations of all of the brand’s road-approved classic cars. This includes all aspects of care products and technical literature through to classic spare part supply and new editions of already discontinued spare parts. In order to increase the availability of this offering for vintage and young classic cars, the company is successively extending its international dealer and service network with the Porsche Classic Partner program. Porsche customers and prospects can find the complete range of products and services offered by Porsche Classic there. In this way, Porsche is therefore integrating maintenance and value retention of classic cars into an innovative service concept that closely links the tradition and innovation of Porsche.
Date Posted: September 28, 2020