The Taycan, an all-electric car made by German automobile manufacturer Porsche, has gained exclusive integration with Apple Music's time-synced lyrics. The vehicle features over 600 PS and a 90 kWh battery. The Taycan previously became the first-ever car maker to integrate the Apple Music service directly via the car's built-in touchscreen display, no CarPlay needed.
Porsche and Apple have teamed up to offer deep Apple Music integration in the Taycan, the luxury car maker's first-ever fully electric sports car featuring over 600 PS and a 90 kWh battery. This is the first instance of Apple Music being fully integrated in any vehicle.
Apple CarPlay isn't as widely available as it probably should be by now, but that problem is slowly getting fixed. Porsche is doing its part to help out, at least for vintage models anyway.
Most major manufacturers have been steadily upgrading their external drives to take advantage of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. Now that Apple has replaced all their ports on their latest machines, we've seen more and more hit the market. One of the earliest adopters is LaCie who brought their chic Porsche design to their USB-C mobile drive.
Earlier this year, Apple poached Alexander Hitzinger, the former technical director of Porsche's race car program who helped the car maker return to the Le Mans endurance race, a company source told Reuters last Friday. The move was first reported by Germany's Manager Magazin.
Volkswagen-owned Porsche officially confirmed Hitzinger had left the luxury carmaker in the spring, but didn't share any further information.
Apple's infotainment system will be integrated natively into a 2017 edition of Panamera from Porsche, the German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars. The car maker announced this morning that the 2017 Panamera luxury sedan has CarPlay support via a built-in 12.3-inch touchscreen.
In addition to CarPlay, the vehicle will support a new version of Porsche's own Communication Management system with navigation, a voice control system with support for natural language parsing, Porsche Connect and more.
Apple quietly confirmed in an update to its CarPlay webpage that Porsche is the latest brand to commit to providing CarPlay in its line of future automobiles.
German automobile manufacturer Porsche has become the first car maker to reveal a premium vehicle in a video game.
As reported by AppAdvice, an update to Electronic Arts' Real Racing 3 contains the worldwide reveal of the Porsche Cayman GT4, a sports car with the distinctive mid-engine layout, marking the first time a real car has been unveiled through a mobile game.