On request, the 911 GT3 models can be fitted with Porsche Communication Management (PCM). As an efficient central information and communication system, it has an impressive range of functions but is surprisingly easy to use.
The main feature is the 6.5-inch colour touchscreen with a durable, easy-to-clean coating. It is functional, innovative and has 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 with the button controls.
Radio functions include up to 42 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 fast route calculation, always with a choice of three alternative routes.
When viewing a map it is possible to select either a 3D perspective or a 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 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.
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.
* Mobile phone preparation: The use of a mobile phone inside a vehicle may cause in increase in the interior electromagnetic field strength and, accordingly, in the electromagnetic radiation to which passengers are exposed. If a cradle is used to mount the mobile phone, the field strength inside the vehicle can be reduced by connecting to the exterior aerial (depending on how specific mobile phones connect to the cradle). For more information about the availability of a cradle for our mobile phone, please contact your Porsche Centre. Use of the telephone module for PCM prevents exposure to electromagnetic radiation as only the vehicle’s external aerial is used.