The latest generation of PCM is celebrating its premiere as a standard feature in the new 911
The focal point of the new PCM is the seven-inch screen with multi-touch controls. All functions not directly related to driving can be operated with fingertip commands similar to those for a smartphone. But that’s not all—the new system also recognizes short and long taps as well as swiping, scrolling, pinching, and rotating. Voice commands can be used as well. And it responds proactively. When your hand gets close to the screen, the system goes on alert and switches from overview to operating mode. If it’s playing music, for example, it will automatically show the relevant controls.
Drop a line
Navigation has never been easier. Instead of entering the destination letter by letter, you can now simply write on the screen with your finger. You don’t even have to enter the complete address. The system recognizes fragments and makes suggestions. You can accept them with a tap, and then select one of several routes. Online searches are possible as well, including a point-of-interest search function.
Just in time
Green means traffic is flowing, yellow means it’s sluggish, and red means it’s at a standstill. This information is provided in real time via the integrated LTE data and phone module. In addition to TMC and TMCpro, the navigation system also processes precise and current data from mobile radio systems and vehicle fleets. This real-time information gives drivers a continuous overview of traffic conditions.
Drivers can now also monitor the status of their sports cars even when they’re not behind the wheel. The
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By Peter Weidenhammer
Illustrations by Bernd Schifferdecker