The Porsche Taycan comes with so many screens, even the passenger has one

midian182

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Set to launch next year, Porsche has just released details of the Taycan’s interior. Placed in front of the driver is a 16.8-inch curved panel that can be configured to the user’s preferences. It’s controlled via the steering wheel, and there are touch-sensitive buttons for functions such as headlights, traction control, stability control, suspension firmness, and ride height.

In the center is the 10.9-inch infotainment screen, which uses an operating system that’s different from current Porsches. It has the usual features you’d expect: sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth, and smartphone mirroring, and while it also boasts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto isn’t even available as an option. Porsche says the reason for this is because most people who buy its vehicles own iPhones, apparently.

Placed below the center screen is an 8.4-inch display that’s mainly used for climate controls and as a touchscreen trackpad for controlling the infotainment system. It uses haptic feedback, and you get features such as handwriting recognition. It also shows battery levels while the car’s parked or plugged in.

Finally, buyers have the option of adding another 10.9-inch screen that sits in front of the passenger. While this has all of the central infotainment display’s functions, it won’t be able to change anything related to driving, such as the driving modes. You can even get a fifth screen in the rear of the car as part of an optional four-zone climate control package.

More details of the Porsche Taycan will be revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

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Irata

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Not a fan of (well done high quality) real gauges being replaces with screens.

Now, a combination of the two would imho be great, but this trend sounds like it's going to be fun for the third hand owner in a couple of years when these screens break.
 
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PEnnn

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Because people buy high performance cars for the amount of screens they have.....
 

Ludak021

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Because people buy high performance cars for the amount of screens they have.....
They buy them because they can. Most of them don't even drive them more than couple of times per month. And I think a lot of them never took them to a racing track ever. Especially Porsche drivers. They are the biggest snobs.
 

Markoni35

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As long as it's not "drive by wire" everything is okay. Brakes and steering wheel must be connected directly, and not hackable by some gangster teens.
 

Alexmx

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As long as it's not "drive by wire" everything is okay. Brakes and steering wheel must be connected directly, and not hackable by some gangster teens.
Tesla's brakes are motor driven and my bet is that the Taycan's are too. It would be inefficient to get a pump to power hydraulics so you can brake "analogically"

EV cars software should be subjected to aeronautic or military standards instead
 
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