It has to do with your driving position.+1 on the lack of customization for the instrument cluster. The two things that I most want to see - the outside temperature and the speed, are blocked by the steering wheel and I have to tilt my head to see them.
There is definitely some kind of bug with the Apple Music authentication failing to stay refreshed. It's on my buglist.I don‘t dislike it per se… I actually like how the integrated Apple Music and podcast look in PCM better than the look of CarPlay.
What just annoys me is that pretty much every other day Apple music/Podcast icons do not appear or exist. Then after the drive to work they might be there on the drive home. Or not. Or…. Ask me to login again to Apple Music — which of course does not work whilst driving.
Yes, I’ve tried adjusting the seat and steering wheel, but Couldn’t find a comfortable position where I could see the temperature and speed. It’s unfortunate that too such useful pieces of data are in that black area.It has to do with your driving position.
There are two black areas in your instrument cluster where your steering wheel will fit in.
It's either your steering wheel that doesn't align properly or your seat (or both).
It's just clever design to get you in the best position behind the wheel...
Does not look like " I accidentally liked the PCM" lasted very long!I don’t hate the PCM but find it frustrating.
You listen to the car radio then CarPlay initiates wirelessly and turns the radio off.
you get a Waze alert and the radio turns back on (my 991.2 does this too). Also doesn’t like being interrupted by telephone calls neither and it and the radio have a real good game of cat and mouse
I have little or no cellular coverage where I live so step into a double glazed car and I’m marooned on a desert island.
So I find myself in the minority of someone who actually buys the data from Porsche.
This has a mind of its own. Sometimes it just doesn’t want to connect. Other times it will drop from 4g to 3G and then never revert back to 4g. Even if I park under a cell tower. Then there is data renewal at 30 days (not a calendar month). I set it to auto renew and if it happens to fall on a weekend then forget about any data over those two days. It normally is off line for 24 hrs on a weekday too. Like there is someone paid to physically sit there and flick a switch. I think it’s like one of those telephone exchanges where the ladies would plug cables into massive old switchboards to connect telephone lines.
Anyway, I digress.
Even a reboot of the PCM won’t solve this and there is no way to eject the sim & reinsert as it is hidden away in the circuitry somewhere.
The Sat view in the dash never remembers I’ve ticked its box. I’ve heard others say this is fixed. Not on my car it’s not.
Black CarPlay screen occasionally. Yep. Still there. Have to disconnect CarPlay then switch it back on again. To get a screen I can see.
I’m sure there is more but i have cramp from typing.
However, I still love the car and I’m just learning to live with these issues. I’m sure we’ll all be flying cars like the Jetsons before Porsche finally get on top of these issues.
Yeah, that’s part of why I wrote it.This thread has made my day!
I have a Taycan Turbo on order, I run a tech company for a living and consider myself both a car and tech enthusiast.
After reading the never ending whinging on here I was starting to get very nervous about the PCM.
Less worried now.
It looks like other people are reporting similar issues. I hope this gets resolved for you.I like the -design- of the PCM just fine.
What I don't like are the bugs, which I've started writing down.
If anyone else has PCM bugs please let me know as I'm maintaining a list and I'm sending it to them in hopes of getting them fixed.
- Configuring Apple Music -after- configuring Apple Podcasts clears podcast credentials
- Apple Music stops working after a period of time, requiring changing profiles to fix
- Occasionally, Apple Music will require pause/play to resume when tracks change
- When carplay connects, it frequently stops playing the current media
- Sometimes the PCM stops working entirely (no sound at all) such that only a reboot recovers it.
- Reboot is not user-friendly and can't be done while driving, which needs to be fixed since it has to be done often.
You keep saying speed, but the speed is in the middle. Do you mean the time?Yes, I’ve tried adjusting the seat and steering wheel, but Couldn’t find a comfortable position where I could see the temperature and speed.
I'm the same way, and I spent a bunch of time in the first couple of weeks changing my seat position and steering wheel position nonstop to try and find something that was comfortable. I'm not a particularly unusual height, 6', but I prefer the steering wheel at a height where I can put my hands at 3 and 9 and not feel like my arms are uncomfortably "raised" up. Additionally, I found I have to raise the seat up so that the angle of my leg and ankle is such that it won't get tired or feel strained over time. Too low of a seating position, and my leg feels uncomfortable.Yes, I’ve tried adjusting the seat and steering wheel, but Couldn’t find a comfortable position where I could see the temperature and speed. It’s unfortunate that too such useful pieces of data are in that black area.
I dunno................I guess that I am just a simple guy. I like the way that my car handles, accelerates and looks. Really cannot find anything that is particularly troubling and I think that all of the stuff on my car works.....................but even if something does not work (what in the heck is Apple Car Play anyhow?????) I am having way to much fun driving it to notice...........................I would end by saying Vroooommmmmm, but my car does not do that.So, I’m going to be the oddball here and say I like the PCM and don’t really have any real issues with it.
I’ve read and read and read everyone’s complaints about Porsche’s software in general, and, I’m just not there.
I promise I tried. I tried really really hard to dislike the software, but I just don’t.
I tried to have a pretend conversion with someone on why I don’t like it and it went like this:
“Ugh, the software is terrible. Because…um…err…well, see here? This button…this button here…is too…square. I don’t like it.”
That’s all I could come up with. And it was a lie. I secretly liked that it was square. Don’t tell my imaginary friend.
I’m not referring to actual issues people have with things like FOD not working. Or isolated feature requests like saving the sport sound setting (FYI, i don’t have sport sound).
But rather just the overall software and UI in the car.
It could also be that 95% of the time I don’t use it. Most of the time, all I use is
- the diamond button on the instrument cluster for homelink on a single garage door (works great)
- the sport button (um…also works great..turns on every time I press it…unless it’s already on…then pressing it turns it off…seems okay)
- the parking camera button when pulling into a parking space (yep…woks too).
Beyond that, drive the car and watch the instrument cluster. And the instrument cluster is outstanding.
But even when I do have the rare occasion to browse the PCM, I don’t find it awkward, difficult, slow, or confusing. It seems perfectly fine to me.
And actually I’m going to go a step further here and compliment Porsche on their touch screen ergonomics. Touch screens in cars are typically a pain because I can’t hold my hand outstretched steady and press whatever it is I’m trying to press without hitting 10 other wrong buttons, but that’s not an issue in the Taycan.
You’re welcome to try to convince me otherwise.
- On the instrument cluster side buttons, I’m able to brace my hand on the side and accurately press the desired button.
- On the PCM, I can brace my hand on the lower ledge and accurately press any button.
- On the center console, I can either brace my hand on the side, or lightly rest my finger on the screen and then push harder when I’m on the desired button. Actually, here, because the buttons are fairly large and the screen is closer so my arm isn’t outstretched, I can usually easily just hit the button I want.
I’m currently looking for a support group for other people who also don’t hate the software. I’m available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Preferably one with coffee and donuts.
Um…not being out of shape is an unusual body type for America But then again, you’re in California? Yeah…you’d be an alien in the Midwest…I don't think I have an unusual body type or fitness level...it's not like I'm out of shape and can't handle holding my arms up lol I weigh 160 lbs, workout ~4 times a week and run a 6 minute mile...
Interesting…different seating positions people prefer. I’m 6’ also, but I prefer my seat as low as possible. In pretty much anything I drive. One of my favorite cars I’ve ever had was an Elise. Hard to get much lower. My Macan seat is as low as possible but still sadly high. I’m considering removing the cushion. Anyone here try LWB in their SUV?I'm not a particularly unusual height, 6', but I prefer the steering wheel at a height where I can put my hands at 3 and 9 and not feel like my arms are uncomfortably "raised" up. Additionally, I found I have to raise the seat up so that the angle of my leg and ankle is such that it won't get tired or feel strained over time. Too low of a seating position, and my leg feels uncomfortable.