Fitted as standard, PCM is the central information and communications system. It is both multifunctional and very easy to operate.
The main feature is the 6.5-inch touchscreen for intuitive control.
For radio listeners, there is an FM twin tuner with RDS, which constantly scans for the best signal for the selected station, and up to four radio aerials for optimum reception.
The integrated single CD/DVD drive of the 911 Turbo models can, in combination with the standard BOSE® Surround Sound System, replay music from audio and video DVDs in 5.1 Discrete Surround Format. As an option, a six-disc CD/DVD autochanger can also be integrated in PCM (standard on 911 Turbo S models).
The standard GPS navigation module has a hard drive with map data for most European countries. When viewing a map, it is possible to select either a 3D perspective or a 2D display.
The optional electronic logbook enables automatic recording of mileage, route distance, date and time, starting point and destination for each journey.
A TV tuner, available as an option, receives unencoded analogue and digital television broadcasts (DVB-T) to provide entertainment between journeys. For your safety, the TV picture cannot be displayed while the vehicle is in motion.
Almost all of the functions of PCM can be controlled via the optional voice control system. The main menu item is read aloud exactly as it is displayed on the screen and the voice control system recognises 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 standard GSM telephone module offers convenience and excellent reception. By inserting a SIM card directly into PCM’s integral SIM card reader, calls can be made using the hands-free facility. 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. Depending on the phone, it can also be controlled using PCM, the optional multifunction steering wheel or the optional voice control system, without it ever leaving your pocket.
In addition, the telephone module enables you to establish a Bluetooth® link with those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP). In this case, the GSM connection is always established through the aerial of the mobile phone. PCM acts as a hands-free system and you can leave the mobile phone tucked away. On request, a cordless handset for the telephone module is also available. However, the handset cannot be used for Bluetooth® links established using the Handsfree Profile (HFP).
* Telephone module in HFP mode: The use of a mobile phone inside a car may cause an increase in the interior electromagnetic field strength and, accord- ingly, in the electromagnetic radiation to which passengers are exposed. The use of the telephone module for PCM via Bluetooth® SAP connection or with inserted SIM card prevents exposure to electromagnetic radiation as only the car’s external aerial is ever used.