The Porsche Taycan gets new features with a big free software update

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A free software update promises a wide range of new features for every Porsche Taycan ever made, including wireless Android Auto, improved efficiency and better assisted parking.

Available as a free upgrade at Porsche Centers, the update brings model year 2023 features to every Taycan model and configuration from 2019. Customers will benefit from increased engine efficiency. powertrain, as well as a host of new features that have been gradually added to the Taycan since it first went into production.

The software update includes new functions and improvements to the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, as well as Porsche Connect and the car’s driver assistance technology. Simply put, the upgrade brings every Taycan model into line with the 2023 version, giving each example the same software and feature set as the others.

In an effort to improve vehicle efficiency, the front motor on dual motor Taycan models is disconnected and powered off when in Normal and Range drive modes, and when operating at part load (in d in other words, during gentle acceleration). When coasting and stationary, the updated software ensures that both axles are free of drive torque, with the added aim of improving efficiency.

Changes have also been made to the way power consumption is displayed on the dashboard screen, and the new software includes improvements to thermal management and battery conditioning, especially at low temperatures. helping the Taycan charge quickly more frequently and over a wider range. battery charge levels.

Inside, wireless Android Auto is added with the free software update, and the Spotify app can now be used with voice control for the first time in pre-2023 model year Taycans. In the navigation app, charging stations can be filtered and selected based on their charging capacity, and if you own a 2021 Taycan, your heads-up display will be updated with a new navigation view, among other changes. .

Finally, the Taycan’s ParkAssist feature has been upgraded to work over a wider range. It also has an improved ability to search for spaces and present smaller spaces as an option for the driver to self-park.

Although the new software is not available via an OTA (over the air) update, as with some other electric vehicles, Porsche is offering the upgrade for free. Taycan owners need only schedule an appointment at their local Porsche Center to have the work done. During their stay, they can also have the optional 22 kW on-board AC charger installed, at their own expense. This was previously only available as an option when buying the car new.

Kevin Giek, Vice President of Taycan Model Line, said: “We have extensively optimized the model series in almost every way since 2019. New functions have been added and others have been revised or changed… anyone driven a Taycan since the start of the production series car will be pleasantly surprised by all that has developed”.

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