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.
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.
The "Safety Radar" service allows you call up traffic signs for your location and route in your vehicle via a mobile network connection or to display current hazard warnings near your location, along your route, or at your destination.
When you select the service in your vehicle, PCM (Porsche Communication Management = central control unit for audio, navigation and communication services) initially logs into our system using the vehicle identification number. We require this information in order to assign your vehicle to your user account and to allow us to check that you are entitled to use the service. We store the service call in connection with your vehicle identification number and a time stamp for a period of 12 months as a database for creating anonymised use statistics.
We use service providers commissioned by Porsche to determine and provide the traffic signs and current hazard warnings. Please note that the servers of the service providers on which data is processed in the course of the service may also be located outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. To enable a connection to be established to your vehicle's PCM, a time-limited authentication key is exchanged between the service providers' servers and your vehicle's PCM.
Following connection, the current location, current speed and direction of your vehicle, as well as information about traffic signs detected by a camera on your vehicle and, in corresponding cases, information about hazards detected by sensors on your vehicle are transferred by the PCM of your vehicle directly to the servers of the service providers. Using your vehicle's position, the service providers determine current traffic signs and hazard information for the area that is relevant for the current journey and transfer this data to your vehicle's PCM.
In addition, the aforementioned information transmitted from your vehicle to service provider without any personal information can be used to improve the service or contribute to the services database.
By deactivating the PCM wireless module in the system settings, you can deactivate the data exchange by the PCM in your vehicle via the mobile network connection. The functionality of the service may be limited or no longer available as a result.