Connected car technologies – Porsche is working for its development
It is likely that you have heard of the famous car manufacturer Porsche. They’re a well known German manufacturer of fast cars, fast SUVs and a few fast sedans. The company was founded in 1931 and had a difficult start. Between failing to win tank contracts for Nazi Germany and Ferdinand Porsche (the founder of the company) being arrested for war crimes they managed to create the Volkswagen Beetle.
It was only after the war that they started to build their own cars, the 356 and the 360 were the first models available for sale after the war. From there, the company has gone from strength to strength and created many truly impressive sports cars. Some iconic ones will always have a place in history.
Currently, Porsche along with many other manufacturers is at the forefront of new technologies. They’re constantly striving to place the best available equipment and gadgets in their cars. The latest of these is the connected car technology.
What is a connected car?
The modern age is digital and very reliant on mobile devices to stay in touch with everyone. This is equally true when people are on the move. Connected cars are simply cars that allow this technology to be used without distracting the driver. Basically, this means that you’ll be operating a vehicle while at the same time accessing the web, listening to music, chatting with friends, and so on, all this without risking getting involved in an accident.
Most countries now have laws against using a cell phone whilst driving. This is done for safety reasons but the phone is now so important that it needs to be used. Mobile technology also includes being able to access the internet and respond to queries on the move. This technology will also allow the car to be connected to the appropriate emergency services in the event of a crash or to advise and potentially stop a car if the driver is having a heart attack. Connected car technology is also essential in the future of autonomous driving. Cars will need to talk to each other and to GPS satellites.
Porsche has outlined the connected car as one of their key goals. Their research and development team is currently working on the next generation of infotainment. It is becoming increasingly common in cars to find one central control known for all the functions – radio, heating, etc. Porsche’s design team are looking to integrate the connected car technology into this one control. They also need to ensure they have the best available on the market – this has always been synonymous with the reputation of Porsche.
Porsche also has a reputation for speed and has pledged to stay true to their engineering roots. Having the connected car technology available and built in will not detract from the driving pleasure that the majority of Porsche drivers crave. Porsche is simply looking to remain at the forefront of technology and provide the experience that Porsche drivers know and love.
Dealing with issues and improving the technology
The connected car technology has been plagued with problems. Surveys suggest that the majority of reliability problems reported are concerning the connected car technology. Porsche is working with Google and Apple to devise the best way round these problems and make the technology reliable and fully integrated into everyone of their cars. The aim is to get to the point where the technology is not noticed and taken for granted.
Porsche’s research team are not just looking at connected car technology. There have been very strong hints that their first electric car is due to be launched sooner rather than later. This has been followed by several indicators that there will be more to follow and electric cars will become a staple of the Porsche world. Of course, a Porsche electric car will still outperform the majority of other cars on the road.
We only expect greatness from Porsche, and we’re quite sure that when the connected car technology will be released and fully integrated, it will blow away the fans and the buyers. We have in front of us one of the world’s best car manufacturers, so it’s only natural to want to see the company’s vision of a “cyber-car”.
By Jason Phillips and Design911.co.uk!