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    Porsche Car Connect?

    Hi All,

    Just spec-ing my RS for the 500th time, and noticed that Car Connect is not included in the bundle of extras in the Swiss Pack (I had it in mind that it had).  Is this worth getting?  It kind of looks like you have to get this in order to get Apple CarPlay...?  Seems like there is a ton of other stuff I don't need but I get the feeling CarPlay is a must-have..


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    Re: Porsche Car Connect?

    Car Connect, I like it. Good for monitoring the car from the phone, not a must have, just a nice to have. For my market it bundles the onboard apps, so like gas prices update, parking and whatnots.

    CarPlay, if you do use it then it's good. 


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    Never activated Car Connect... Not worth the monthly fee IMHO...


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    I don’t use the Car Connect services, but I do Car Play. It is the best feature of the new PCM IMO


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    2016 Cayman GT4 - 1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2016 Macan S Diesel - 2013 Mini Cooper S


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    I've been reading around a bit, and it looks like CarPlay might be standard equipment, and the option (Car Connect including PVTS) just covers parts like the car-park finder, fuel prices, car state, locator, etc.  Those look to have a subscription associated with them.  I really just want to use CarPlay for Spotify and iMessage.

    To confuse things further, one aspect of Car Connect is the Precision Track App.  I have that today and didn't have to option it, even on the last model.  The Porsche website doesn't really say what is standard and what is optional yes


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


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    I think for most in the UK Car Connect is a must because of PVTS, due to insurance companies insisting on the tracker..

    Apple Car Play is there to be used without subscribing. PCM much better in the Gen2's..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

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    Re: Porsche Car Connect?

    DaveGordon:

    I've been reading around a bit, and it looks like CarPlay might be standard equipment, and the option (Car Connect including PVTS) just covers parts like the car-park finder, fuel prices, car state, locator, etc.  Those look to have a subscription associated with them.  I really just want to use CarPlay for Spotify and iMessage.

    To confuse things further, one aspect of Car Connect is the Precision Track App.  I have that today and didn't have to option it, even on the last model.  The Porsche website doesn't really say what is standard and what is optional yes

     

    Precision track app is okay. Even my GT4 ClubSport has it.

    But after trying it for a bit I swapped over to Harry's Laptimer with a OBDII dongle to pull ECU data, I would say it's a much better all around app.

    But now I have migrated to a full AiM system for the race car. 


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    porsche car connect? nothing that a decent iphone can’t do with apple car play


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    That’s what I’m trying to get to the bottom of - if I need to buy this other thing to get Carplay or if it’s standard.


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


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    The problem with CarPlay is that you cannot use Waze...


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    DaveGordon:

    That’s what I’m trying to get to the bottom of - if I need to buy this other thing to get Carplay or if it’s standard.

    https://beachwoodporsche.com/news/How+Apple+CarPlay+and+Porsche+Connect+Work+Together/10181/

    Standard is it not, but the two, Porsche Connect and Apple Car Play, work better together...Smiley Smiley....


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    throt

     

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


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    Quite... mail


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


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    Dave, I don't know where you've been looking, but if you check under the standard equipment in the configurator, you'll find in the subsection "Audio et communication" the following :

    "Connect Plus avec module de navigation en ligne, Apple® CarPlay, module téléphone LTE avec lecteur de carte SIM, support pour smartphone, accès à Internet sans fil, Porsche Car Connect et de nombreux services Porsche Connect"


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    White 991.2 GT3, production week 10


    Re: Porsche Car Connect?

    Still clear as mud... Exactly the dumbing down that can be expected when marketing morons try to explain technical functions.


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    Gauss:

    Dave, I don't know where you've been looking, but if you check under the standard equipment in the configurator, you'll find in the subsection "Audio et communication" the following :

    "Connect Plus avec module de navigation en ligne, Apple® CarPlay, module téléphone LTE avec lecteur de carte SIM, support pour smartphone, accès à Internet sans fil, Porsche Car Connect et de nombreux services Porsche Connect"

    Connect Plus is needed to have Car Play. In Spain, it is standard equipment in all 911s


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    2016 Cayman GT4 - 1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2016 Macan S Diesel - 2013 Mini Cooper S


    Re: Porsche Car Connect?

    So as Gauss wrote, it seems that Connect Plus inc CarPlay etc is indeed standard equipment.  Which just leaves me wondering what this is:

    connect.PNG

    I guess it must just be the PVTS module.. 


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: Porsche Car Connect?

    Porsche Car Connect gives you a onboard modem with a SIM card in order for the car to send information to the server then your phone, PVTS uses that modem to send tracking information too.

    Porsche Connect Plus (I think it's how they name it now) gives you the apps but those apps don't use the built in SIM card, one need to either pair the car with your phone, or insert a SIM card into the PCM. 


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    Is there a way for Carplay to also include Whatsapp? Spotify is nice to have, but I don't know anyone who still uses iMessage, it's just useless to have on Carplay...


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    1992 Mercedes-Benz W124 500E  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


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    I use iMessage all the time, never WhatsApp OTOH.

    However I would prefer if Carplay wouldn’t rely solely on Siri.


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    White 991.2 GT3, production week 10


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    I believe CarPlay can already do WhatsApp now. I saw the icon on the CarPlay screen. Sorry but I forgot which car haha

    Think it was either the Cayenne or the Golf R. The icon is not on the first screen, I need to swipe left to get to it


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    Car Play can read WhatsApp messages, but you cannot see them on the PCM screen. When you receive many messages, it is worthless


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    2016 Cayman GT4 - 1992 964 Carrera 2 - 2016 Macan S Diesel - 2013 Mini Cooper S


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    it will read the WhatsApp messages to you (same with iMessage) using the standard Siri commands (or after pressing the green arrow) and will also read URLs and emojis, which is kind of bizarre. The CarPlay home screen can be rearranged so that whatever you like most is on the first page. Overall I find the integration quite convenient and not too distractive.


     
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