As headlight technology has advanced, so has our ability to see greater distances ahead into the dark of night. However, even the best LED lights, like Porsche's matrix headlights found on the new Panamera, illuminate the night only so far (200 meters in this case). But at highway speeds, and above, 200 meters is traveled in mere seconds …Continue to the full article
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Oh Deer! Porsche’s Alphabet Soup of Technology to the Rescue
On my daily commute, I often take my Macan on a route through scenic Valley Forge National Historic Park, known especially for two things – the harsh winter encampment of the Continental Army led by George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, and an overpopulation of white-tailed deer. Deer are, unfortunately, accustomed to the …Continue to the full article
Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) Plus Explained
Whenever we can, we use Porsche's own materials to help explain some of their more complex technologies. Earlier this week Porsche released a series of videos explaining their various chassis control technologies, how they work and what their advantages are. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, or PTV Plus for short, works by automatically applying …Continue to the full article
Do Porsche’s PTV Plus, Sport Chrono and PDCC Options Really Make A Difference?
When you're buying a new car, Porsche's alphabet soup of options can be daunting even to the most knowledgeable of shoppers. PTV Plus is standard on the 911 Carrera S, but what about the Sport Chrono Package or PDCC (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control) as options? Are they worth the money? What do they do? Can you even quantify the benefits of the …Continue to the full article
Just what do all the initials in Porsche’s Corporate Names Mean Anyway?
While writing a story about the the 80th anniversary of Porsche Engineering I got to wondering about the alphabet soup that makes up all the various Porsche corporate entities (we all know that Porsche Acronyms are used readily in their marketing). I'm sure, that for a German business person it's probably second nature and they don't even give …Continue to the full article
14 Porsche Acronyms Explained
When it comes to acronyms Porsche is probably the only car company in the world that could compete with the US Army when it comes to their use. We receive emails on an almost daily basis asking us for information/help on one Porsche acronym/system or another. Instead of continuing to answer each email as a one-off we decided to create a post …Continue to the full article