The 718 and CarPlay

Porsche cars only have Apple CarPlay because Google is Nicht Gut.

So much for “Do No Evil.” There’s no technological reason Porsche models don’t have Android Auto playing through its massively upgraded PCM system.

But there is an ethical one.

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As part of the agreement an automaker would have to enter with Google, certain pieces of data must be collected and mailed back to Mountain View, California. Stuff like vehicle speed, throttle position, coolant and oil temp, engine revs – basically Google wants a complete OBD2 dump whenever someone activates Android Auto.

“Not kosher”, says Porsche.

So it’s obvious that Porsche brings Apple’s CarPlay instead of Android Auto to the new 718 Cayman series

Apple CarPlay for the 718 Series


On-board diagnostics (OBD) is an automotive term referring to a vehicle’s self-diagnostic and reporting capability. OBD systems give the vehicle owner or repair technician access to the status of the various vehicle subsystems.

One last thing regarding Porsches, the ultimate 4-wheel mobile devices …

We don’t need one but we all want one, right?

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