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The Porsche Taycan gains efficiency and multimedia technology in its new update

Porsche has just announced an update for the Taycan. This model was released on the market at the end of 2019 and has since gotten subtle software updates. Nevertheless, the German firm has presented some new improvements in both software and hardware for next autumn, and that most of them will be able to be attached to vehicles already registered. The main news will come related to energy efficiencya breakthrough in connectivity, as well as various driver assistance features.

This update for models already registered It will be completely free and can be done by all those users or owners of a Porsche Taycan, whatever the year.. At the moment the German firm has not confirmed the exact date from which it will be available for installation, although all indications point to the coming autumn months, once the same update on new models is put on sale. From Porsche they have admitted that, as it is a deep software update, a visit to the workshop will be necessary for its installationwhich may take longer than expected, especially if it is one of the first units registered.

This can be installed by visiting the workshop
This can be installed free of charge by visiting the official workshop

Among the novelties that this update of the Porsche electric model will bring will be available the ability to open the car “without a key” (FoD)although this can be implemented through an installation via OTA and for which an additional price will have to be paid yet to be determined.

With regard to the dynamic section, the Porsche Taycan software update may almost completely “disconnect” the front axle when driving in Normal or Range mode, thus propelling only the rear axle and saving a considerable volume of energy. In addition, the level of regenerative braking will be maintained even when switching between different driving modes; will also feature a improved battery thermal management to be able to recharge faster, especially when the outside temperature is especially low.

Another important endowment will be the fine-tuning of its information and entertainment system, which will have a renewed interface on its main screen, as well as a general “greater ease of use” saving on the use of submenus for certain functions. At the same time, the connections to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay via wireless, Spotify-specific integration, and an improved voice control system. The Head-Up Display will have an updated design and, finally, the digital instrumentation will show the energy flow when the vehicle is driven with all-wheel drive activated.

Most of this upgrade is done on the electrical system
Most of this update focuses on energy efficiency

The parking sensors on the ParkAssist function will also receive a small tune-up to make their reading more accurate. The built-in charging station locator in the model browser will now be able to identify and filter according to the type of charger and its charging power. Additionally, it will make use of the so-called Plug & Charge function that will allow the vehicle to be refueled and paid without the need to use a specific card or application, since all the data related to identification and payment are registered in the vehicle.

New features will also be implemented in the hardware section. These, unlike the software update, will be exclusively for new models purchased from next fall. Among its innovations are the 19-inch polished and painted Taycan S Aero wheelsvariable lighting control on the panoramic roof or the Wiring preparation for Porsche Dashcam.

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