“Our goal is to support the emotional driving experience with digital solutions. With Porsche Road Trip, we’re intelligently organising trips for our customers, making them as eventful and comfortable as possible,” comments Thilo Koslowski, CEO of Porsche Digital.
Porsche Road Trip offers suggestions for trips of different lengths, ranging from a half or full day, through to a two-day-long journey with overnight stay options. The curated routes feature recommendations for selected restaurants and hotels. The service also points out stops along the way, at points of interest or lookout points en route.
A custom travel plan and bookings in the app
After selecting a route in the Porsche Road Trip app, the customer can reserve and book restaurants and accommodation directly through the app. An individual itinerary is then produced for the trip, and the customer can save this with their individual Porsche ID after logging in. While driving, the app-based navigation function accompanies the journey throughout. This means the app can be used in any vehicle, including classic cars. The service will also be available directly in the Porsche Infotainment system in future, starting with the new 911 in spring 2019.
Porsche Road Trip will initially contain routes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as the USA. Further countries will follow in the next step. For spontaneous outings, the customer can also use the route generator in the app to create customised circuitous routes. Once the compass direction and route length have been specified, the algorithm will calculate a route from a chosen starting point. Porsche Road Trip is available for iOS now, free of charge from the App Store. Customers can find more information on roadtrip.porsche.com.
The new Porsche 911
The Porsche 911 is now entering the eighth generation together with Porsche Road Trip. The new 911 celebrated its world premiere on the eve of the L.A. Auto Show. It continues to set the standard when it comes to exclusive sportiness. Unmistakably committed to the Porsche design DNA, a much more muscular look, and an interior featuring a 10.9-inch touchscreen monitor, the new 911 is timeless – and modern. Intelligent control and chassis elements as well as innovative assistance systems combine the masterfully uncompromising dynamism that the classic rear-engine sportscar is famed for, with the demands of the digital world.
The next generation of flat-six turbocharged engines has been further developed and is more powerful than ever before, with 331 kW (450 PS; 911 Carrera S: Fuel consumption combined 8.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 205 g/km;
911 Carrera 4S: Fuel consumption combined 9.0 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 206 g/km) in the S models. The drive efficiency has been increased by way of an improved injection process and a new layout for the turbochargers and charge air cooling system. The power is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Additional highlights include the new assistance systems, including Porsche Wet mode to make driving on wet roads even safer, and Night Vision Assist with thermal imaging camera, as well as comprehensive connectivity – which now also uses swarm intelligence. The 911’s features are rounded off by three exclusive digital offerings: in addition to Porsche Road Trip, there is also the web-based Porsche Impact emissions calculator for neutralising your individual carbon footprint, and the Porsche 360+ lifestyle assistant.
911 Carrera S: Combined fuel consumption 8.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 205 g/km
911 Carrera 4S: Combined fuel consumption 9.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions 206 g/km