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Ok, who's gonna test this?
My car's still at the dealer's but I'm dying to know, lol! :)
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Looked it up on Good to Know app under Active Lane Keeping.
 

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Looked it up on Good to Know app under Active Lane Keeping.
For vehicles with... sounds a bit light! Unless all cars with active lane keeping have this enabled. I’d say that was a must, but maybe some countries allow a car to steer without hands on and continue to drive.. scary!
 

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Got it. Is it that if I just have my hand resting on the bottom of the wheel, that is enough?

Would be weird to do that and have the steering wheel moving by itself, but I guess I would get used to that.
I tried this afternoon and it’s ok if you put only a hand (even 2 fingers !) on the steering wheel.
it’s like there is a touch sensor.
 

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I tried this afternoon and it’s ok if you put only a hand (even 2 fingers !) on the steering wheel.
it’s like there is a touch sensor.
I know with Tesla it looks for the natural resistance on the wheel. There are actually devices which are not very legit that you can attach to the wheel and it puts a weigh on the wheel enough to trick the system into thinking your holding the wheel. I wouldn’t recommend this btw. This system is not at that autonomy level. Bug I’m sure we’re all mature Porsche drivers won’t want to trick the Taycan!
 
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Got it. Is it that if I just have my hand resting on the bottom of the wheel, that is enough?

Would be weird to do that and have the steering wheel moving by itself, but I guess I would get used to that.
The car has to know a driver is in control, touching/moving the steering wheel. I drive with hands resting on the wheel when InnoDrive is active. This applies to all current "self driving" options in cars. The politicians have not yet given approval for self driving cars so all systems need the driver to regulartly take control of the car. I think in most cases within 30 seconds? The same applies to the Tesla Autopilot as well as equal systems in all car brands.

What puzzles me is why Porsche "undersells" this function. I really did not know what I ordered when I ticked the InnoDrive in my order, even the sales persons at Porsche did not really know what InnoDrive actually does.

Porsche should promote/describe their options better. The same applies for PDLS Plus, charging options and a lot of the other options in the car configuration.
 

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Thanks everyone.

I guess I thought that if I move the steering wheel that it would stop innodrive entirely, but reading this it sounds like it doesn’t and that it keeps going except for whatever minor adjustments I make.
 

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First I think Tesla’s overselling has created a bit of hesitancy to the whole fake “auto pilot“ marketing. Second, a Porsche you don’t actually drive yourself sounds like a bit of sacrilege!
 

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First I think Tesla’s overselling has created a bit of hesitancy to the whole fake “auto pilot“ marketing. Second, a Porsche you don’t actually drive yourself sounds like a bit of sacrilege!
I suppose this is the difference in marketing. Porsche undersell and over deliver, while Tesla is the other way around. Similar to range figures!
 
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I suppose this is the difference in marketing. Porsche undersell and over deliver, while Tesla is the other way around. Similar to range figures!
The only issue is that you don't really know what you get with the Porsche and therefore may not choose that option. If the car configurator had more useful information, I bet a lot more people would chose more of the good options. I almost didn't select the InnoDrive as the dealer had no clue as to what it does and the pages were quite unclear.
 

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The only issue is that you don't really know what you get with the Porsche and therefore may not choose that option. If the car configurator had more useful information, I bet a lot more people would chose more of the good options. I almost didn't select the InnoDrive as the dealer had no clue as to what it does and the pages were quite unclear.
 

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My SA advisor raved about Innodrive so I ordered it. They went to training in Atlanta for the Taycan. Now I just need the car to arrive ( August hopefully ). From what I've read on the forums LKA works better when invoked with Innodrive.
 
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i do not like drive aids so much did not even spec a parking cam.

i have spec all the aids I could on my wife’s car instead.
 

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Sounds like Innodrive will be fun! Can’t wait. In my mind the Taycan is a car of the future, I want all the tech to make it fully immersive!
Exactly, why spend a sizable amount of money and then get stingy on a few luxury tech items like a self-driving feature?
 

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First I think Tesla’s overselling has created a bit of hesitancy to the whole fake “auto pilot“ marketing. Second, a Porsche you don’t actually drive yourself sounds like a bit of sacrilege!
I don't quite agree. Porsche as a brand now has cars, like a regular Macan, which drives nothing more like a Audi Q...
 

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Exactly, why spend a sizable amount of money and then get stingy on a few luxury tech items like a self-driving feature?
I am not getting innodrive nor adaptive cruise control. In all the cars I have even owned and that had these things, i used the first few months then never again. Porsche is a brand and driving experience, if I wanted Tech i'd go Tesla as they are well ahead of every other car company in the world. They are a tech based company at its core! Porsche for quality and drive, Tesla for cutting edge tech and free upgrades!
 

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