Spontaneously decide to change your route on the way to your destination? No problem. With Voice Pilot, you can enter the new stopover using voice input without removing your hands from the steering wheel. The function is easy to use and you don't have to specify all of the address details. With Voice Pilot you can also ask for information and receive answers, such as the weather at your destination.
The business, politics or sports news can be read out – with optimised, natural-sounding pronunciation. In some countries you can also name specific places of interest – in some cases without having to first enter a country. For example, in Germany you could say "Drive me to the Eiffel Tower" and before you know it you could be enjoying croissants for breakfast in Paris.
The Voice Pilot service is available in the languages German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. In order to use the Voice Pilot service in these languages,
the corresponding language must be set in Porsche Communication Management (PCM).
Data Protection Notice
Service: Voice Pilot
With the "Voice Pilot" service, you can make voice input in your vehicle via wireless network connection, or have the voice input converted into text and thus control services and apps, search for and enter destinations, or dictate messages by voice dialog, among other things. By using location information, voice input to destinations can be checked for plausibility and the quality of voice input can be improved. In addition, you can use the function to have messages and other information read aloud.
When selecting 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 carry out and provide the service. 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.
After the connection, you can make your voice input. Here, the PCM of your vehicle records an audio file and transmits it together with the selected language, possibly the selected service and current version information directly to the relevant service providers. In order to make the voice input of destinations plausible and thus improve the quality of voice input, the current position of your vehicle is transmitted, provided that you have activated the transmission of location data. To enable your request to be assigned, an authorization key is also exchanged with the servers of the service providers.
The voice conversion of the audio file will be carried out by the Porsche service provider Nuance Communications, Inc., 1 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803, USA ("Nuance"). Nuance converts your audio file into a text file, interpreting it semantically if necessary, and transmitting the result back to the PCM of your vehicle. In the voice control of destination inputs, the search terms converted to text as well as the location for the purpose of determining route and destination information are also exchanged with navigation and search service providers.
Please note that the aforementioned audio and text files are stored at the service provider commissioned by Porsche for a period of 90 days.
You can prevent the transmission of audio data to Nuance by deactivating the "Online Voice Control" function in the system settings of the service in the PCM of your vehicle (Set > System Settings > Voice Control > Voice Recognition Online). By deactivating the PCM wireless module in the system settings, you can deactivate the data exchange of your vehicle's PCM via the wireless network connection. As a result, the functionality of the service may be restricted or may no longer be available.