Porsche Track Precision App is a Virtual Onboard Driving Coach
Porsche is extending the functionality of its virtual coach for the race track: the free Porsche Track Precision App can now be displayed directly on the car’s screen using Apple CarPlay® and operated via the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. The app was previously available only on smartphones. In the new Version 3.2, Porsche drivers can benefit from an additional 100 pre-programmed race tracks, bringing the total number of international circuits in the app to more than 300. Videos from smartphones or action cams can be recorded when driving and combined with driving data afterwards. The training app is available for all current-generation Porsche 911 and 718 models.
Porsche brand ambassador Jörg Bergmeister tested the Track Precision App at Bilster Berg circuit and reported: “Data analysis is a fundamental part of motorsport and can be a decisive factor in winning or losing. Using the Porsche Track Precision App, sports car drivers can improve their performance when driving on the circuit, while also documenting and plotting their success.” The Porsche Track Precision App records, analyses and displays individual driving data on the track. The goal is to allow drivers to develop their personal driving styles. To this end, detailed real-time data on speed, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, braking force and engine revs is evaluated while driving. The Porsche Track Precision App is connected to various control units in the car via the PCM and the data from the vehicle’s sensors is recorded by the app and analysed in comparison with a reference lap or personal best.