Thanks to FoD, Taycan drivers can purchase various convenience and assist functions as required. What makes this approach special is that this option is also possible after the vehicle has been bought and availability does not depend on the sports car’s original configuration. It is not necessary to visit a workshop to upgrade, either, thanks to online activation. This was first possible for the Porsche Intelligent Range Manager (PIRM). The latest FoD functions are Power Steering Plus, Active Lane Keep Assist and Porsche InnoDrive.
Customers can choose whether they want to purchase the respective function for their Taycan or subscribe on a monthly basis. Customers benefit from three test months if they opt for a monthly subscription. After having registered, selected the desired function(s) in the Porsche Connect Store and, providing a connection can be established, the Porsche backend sends a data package to the Taycan via the mobile phone network. Drivers are notified of the availability of such a data package by the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Activation then takes a few minutes. A message appears on the central display after successful activation. Four functions will be available to purchase as from the model enhancement, three of them also on a monthly subscription basis.
Active Lane Keep Assist keeps the vehicle in the centre of the lane with continuous steering intervention – even in traffic jams. Porsche InnoDrive individually adapts the car’s speed to the conditions ahead, such as speed limits, corners, roundabouts and situations where you have to give way or stop, all in a manner typical of a sports car.
With active route guidance, Porsche Intelligent Range Manager (PIRM) operates in the background, optimising all system parameters to achieve the highest levels of comfort and the shortest travelling time.
Power Steering Plus operates on the basis of the vehicle’s speed. It reacts directly and accurately at high speeds and provides stronger steering support at lower speeds. This Function on Demand is not available as a monthly option.