Update includes new charging functionality
Adds smartlift to air suspension cars
Porsche has just announced a big software update for its electric Taycan models with quicker acceleration and other new chassis and battery tweaks. Showing that Tesla is no longer the only automaker adding features after the fact, even though this one needs to be completed at a service center instead of over the air from home.
The biggest optimisation is to the chassis control system that improves slip control, meaning acceleration improves. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S will now be able to hit 200 km/h from a stop in 9.6 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than before. Other optimisations Porsche didn’t detail include tweaks to control units for the transmission and other drive components that will need calibration after the update, hence the reason the update needs to be done at a dealer.
Smartlift has been added to the air suspension, letting drivers set GPS locations to automatically raise the ride height for speed bumps or garage angles, making the ar more convenient. Nav changes get lane-level traffic precision, adds Apple Podcasts and Apple Music lyrics, as well as wireless CarPlay.
Charging Planner updates let drivers set the desired charge level for destination arrival, so it will tell you when you need to charge along your route to arrive at your desired level instead of assuming you’ll be charging there and arriving with minimal remaining capacity. If you’re charging with route guidance on, you’ll get an in-app or in-car notification when the necessary charge is hit, too, so you aren’t waiting longer than you need to. Charging can be limited from the maximum 270 kW to a slightly slower 200 kW which Porsche says is better for the battery as well as being more efficient.
The updates are free for all owners of 2020 Taycans and that includes the visit to a Porsche Centre.