Porsche has recently announced a partnership with Google, granting them access to various Google applications, including Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play Store, to be integrated into their future vehicles. It is expected that these cars will begin production around the middle of the next decade, approximately 2025-2026.
Although Porsche did not explicitly mention it, they have indicated that they will continue to utilize their existing Porsche Communication Management (PCM) interface, but with the incorporation of other companies’ ecosystems. This implies that Porsche will be adopting the Google built-in system, which is the official name for the Android Automotive operating system that incorporates Google apps (according to previous reports). This further confirms that Porsche is aligning with its parent company, Volkswagen Group, which announced its collaboration with Android Automotive earlier this year.
Volkswagen Group previously had a major plan to develop its own car operating system for use across all of its brands, starting in 2019 with development conducted by its subsidiary, Cariad. However, the project faced significant delays and setbacks, leading to the recent removal of executives and a shift towards using the Android Automotive operating system instead.
TLDR: Porsche has signed a contract with Google to integrate Google Maps, Google Assistant, and Google Play Store into their future vehicles. They will continue to use their existing PCM interface but combine it with the Google built-in system, confirming their alignment with Volkswagen Group’s adoption of Android Automotive. This decision comes after Volkswagen’s own car operating system faced delays and challenges, prompting them to switch to Android Automotive.