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Porsche is the latest brand to adopt Apple’s CarPlay platform

Tim Cook announced last month that all of the major automakers out there will be implementing Apple’s own CarPlay infotainment platform in some of the vehicle models rolling out this year, and Porsche is the latest such brand to commit. Volkswagen, which owns Porsche, has been especially keen on bringing CarPlay support to all of its brands, so this move by Porsche isn’t exactly surprising. 

Porsche is the latest brand to commit to CarPlay after Apple CEO Tim Cook last month said all major car manufacturers plan to incorporate the third-party infotainment platform in models rolling out this year. The previously unreported addition to the CarPlay lineup came sometime in mid-March, according to Internet caches of the website. Porsche owner Volkswagen Group is offering substantial CarPlay support across its marques, including Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Suzuki and Volkswagen. It is not yet clear how or when the Stuttgart luxury brand plans to build in compatibility, as the company has already developed a fairly comprehensive in-house solution called Porsche Communication Management. PCM offers the usual assortment of niceties like GPS navigation, voice control and digital audio, but bakes in advanced features such as speed limit indicators called up from data stored in the system’s navigation database.

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