Porsche has released a revised version of its Roads mobile app, available since 2019, which is now capable of generating scenic route suggestions.
The app, which has gained more than 180,000 users since its launch in 2019, has a scenic route generator at its core, according to Porsche Chief Marketing Officer Robert Ader. The artificial intelligence (AI) used will determine the appropriate route for the user based on parameters such as road curves, terrain, landscape features or specific points of interest (POIs), Ader said.
Porsche says users will be able to map a circuit route, or navigate from a starting point to a destination, anywhere in the world through the Roads app, and will be make and model agnostic; it doesn’t matter what make or model the user is driving.
The automaker said the goal of the Roads app’s algorithm is not to map the fastest route between two points, but to suggest the most appropriate route for individual drivers.
Driving layouts can be set in advance, and the resulting routes can be saved, evaluated and shared within the wider Roads community, whether the preference is for curves, balance or a particularly dynamic route. Routes can be sent to the infotainment unit of vehicles with compatible Apple CarPlay functionality.
Interaction with the Roads app begins with a region-based dashboard that provides dynamic filters for searching for suitable routes, and shortcuts to the most popular profiles in the route generator. Specific points of interest can be targeted through the generator, or if recommendations are needed, a ‘Itinerary of the Week’ product will be provided, with text and images describing the destination.
The Roads by Porsche mobile app for iOS devices can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.