All Porsche Sports Cars are networked with one another. Your Porsche can use this network to access shared, anonymised information from other vehicles – known as swarm data. Similar to real-time traffic data, traffic sign recognition information is used to optimise the system.
The new Safety Radar gives you a warning if there has been an accident within the next kilometre, for example. This gives you the chance to prepare yourself in advance – to ensure the safety of you and your family and to allow you to concentrate on enjoying the rest of your journey.
Data Protection Notice
Service: Risk Radar
With the "Risk Radar" service, you can use your wireless network connection to call up a traffic sign for your location and route as well as up-to-date risk information for your area, along your route or at your navigation destination.
When calling up the service in your vehicle, the PCM (Porsche Communication Management = central control unit for audio, navigation and communication) of your vehicle first logs on to our system with the vehicle identification number. We need this information to be able to assign your vehicle to your user account and to check its authorization to use the service. As a database for creating anonymized usage statistics, we store the service call in connection with your vehicle identification number and a time stamp for a period of 12 months.
We use service providers commissioned by Porsche to identify and provide traffic signs and current risk information. Please note that servers of the service providers on which data is processed as part of the service may also be located outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. In order to establish a connection to the PCM of your vehicle, a temporary authorization key is exchanged between the servers of the service providers and the PCM of your vehicle.
Once the connection has been established, the current location, current speed and direction of travel of your vehicle, as well as information about traffic signs that have been detected as such by a camera on your vehicle and, in appropriate cases, information about risk events detected by sensors of your vehicle, are transferred directly from the PCM of your vehicle to the service providers’ servers. Based on the location of your vehicle, the service providers determine current traffic signs and risk information within the relevant area for the current journey and transfer this to the PCM of your vehicle.
In addition, the aforementioned information transmitted from your vehicle to service providers without your personal information or vehicle identification number can be stored by the service providers and used to improve the service or contribute to the database of the services.
By switching off the PCM radio module in the system settings, you can deactivate the data exchange of the PCM of your vehicle via the wireless network connection. As a result, the functionality of the service may be restricted or may no longer be available.