On request, the new 911 GT3 can be fitted with the latest Porsche Communication Management (PCM). As the central control unit for audio, navigation and communications it is now even more functional and ergonomically operated.
The main feature is the 6.5-inch colour touchscreen with a durable, easy-to-clean coating. It is functional, innovative and easy to use with a clear display – a maximum of five list entries per page make it quick and safe to use. You can also choose to operate PCM using conventional button controls.
Radio functions include up to 48 memory presets and an FM dual-tuner frequency diversity with RDS which constantly scans for the best signal for the selected station. The integrated single CD/DVD drive supports MP3 format. An integrated six-disc CD/DVD autochanger is also available for PCM as an option.
The GPS navigation module incorporated in PCM has an internal hard drive with map data for most of Australia , allowing for faster route calculation, always with a choice of three alternative routes.
When viewing a map it is possible to select either a new 3D perspective or the familiar 2D display, which now also shows height profiles. At motorway exits, graphical turn indications are displayed for better orientation. In splitscreen mode you can choose to display not only the current map overview, but also a list of icons that represent dynamic route guidance.
The optional electronic logbook allows automatic recording of mileage, route distance, date and time, starting point and destination as part of every journey.
Almost all of the functions of PCM can be controlled using the latest optional voice control system. Each menu item is read aloud exactly as it is displayed on the screen and the voice control system recognises the commands or number sequences, irrespective of the speaker. It gives audible feedback and guides you through the functions. There is no need to ‘train’ the system. Phone book entries can be retrieved, a radio station selected or the navigation destination entered directly by speaking whole words, rather than dictating one letter at a time.
The optional quadband GSM telephone module offers convenience and excellent reception. By inserting your SIM card directly into PCM’s integrated SIM card reader, calls can be made using either the hands-free facility or the optional Bluetooth® handset. For even more convenience, the Bluetooth® capability of a mobile phone can be used to make calls via the SIM Access Profile (SAP). Once automatic pairing is complete, the mobile phone’s aerial is switched off to conserve battery charge and the phone operates via the car aerial. Depending on the mobile phone model, this gives access not only to the numbers on the SIM card but also to the phone’s internal memory. Also, depending on the phone, it can be controlled using PCM or the voice control system, without ever leaving your pocket.