Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control*
Those who drive a Porsche want to drive. The more sporty, more comfortable, more efficient and more safe the drive the better. Porsche InnoDrive assists you in a completely new way.
The system enhances adaptive cruise control with additional, innovative functions.
It predictively optimises your speed. With the aid of high-resolution navigation data and information supplied by the radar and video sensors, Porsche InnoDrive determines speed limits and topographical road features, such as gradients or corner radii, along your route even before you reach them – and modifies the gearshift strategy and speed of the Panamera accordingly. For intelligent driving and a significant efficiency advantage.
You can adapt the driving feel by pressing the SPORT button. Depending on the mode, the system selects the optimum parameters for engine management and gear selection, including coasting and deceleration.
Implemented for the first time at Porsche in the Panamera, the system uses the knowledge gained from its prediction horizon of up to three kilometres to formulate the optimum timing for acceleration, constant speed driving and deceleration phases to provide a harmonious driving experience.
Imagine, for example, that a speed restriction is in force further along the route but the traffic sign is not yet in sight of the driver: the system already knows that deceleration will be required and initiates a fuel-saving coasting manoeuvre.
Porsche InnoDrive represents the typically Porsche realisation of efficient driving – for greater comfort and greater driving pleasure.
Traffic Jam Assist
Another feature of Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control is Traffic Jam Assist. It eases the burden on the driver when congestion is encountered on major inter-urban roads and motorways.
At speeds of up to approximately 37 mph, the system uses gentle steering inputs to keep the vehicle in the middle of the lane, regulates the distance from vehicles in front and follows the queue ahead where system limitations allow. To do this, Traffic Jam Assist tracks roadway markings and other vehicles on the carriageway. The benefit? Appreciable stress relief and greater comfort on long journeys.