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 color 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 42 memory presets and an FM dual-tuner frequency diversity with 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, allowing for faster route calculation, always with a choice of up to 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 highway 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 recognizes 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.
A mobile phone integration kit is available on request for Bluetooth® connection of mobile phones which only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP). PCM or CDR-30 acts as a hands-free system. Here, too, the mobile phone can remain tucked away. Only the basic phone functions can be operated using PCM or CDR-30.