Porsche Taycan Interior Will Offer Five Touchscreens

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, Automotive Editor - August 26, 2019

The Porsche Taycan is one of the most hotly anticipated cars of 2019. It’s set to debut early next month, but before then, Porsche is teasing the electric vehicle’s interior – and boy, is it modern. That’s not to say the interior a departure from Porsche’s current design ethos. The company used the 1963 911’s dashboard as the inspiration. But no one will confuse the Taycan’s dash with that of a 1963 Porsche. The Taycan’s dash is filled with screens that emphasize its futuristic aspirations without appearing overwhelming.

The interior is driver-focused with a curved instrument cluster sitting behind the steering wheel, one of five potential screens inside. It’s massive, measuring 16.8 inches with a real glass lens and anti-glare polarizing filter. Drivers can pick between four different display modes: Classic, Map, Full Map, and Pure, the last of which displays only essential driving information. The edge of the screen features touch controls for lights and chassis functions.

Dominating the dashboard next to the curved instrument cluster is a massive 10.9-inch infotainment display. Below that in the center console is an 8.4-inch touchscreen with haptic feedback that features the climate-control settings. It also features handwriting input, too. There’s an optional screen available for the passenger that sits next to the infotainment display. The final screen is reserved for rear passengers. The 5.9-inch screen with haptic controls provides rear-seat controls for passengers.

Screens are slowing infiltrating into all aspects of today’s vehicles. They're seen as an analog for physical switches and buttons, allowing automakers to cram more information and controls into the vehicle without dedicating the already limited interior cabin space. Porsche is following in the footsteps of other automakers that are moving toward screens; however, its approach is different. Tesla is also all about screens, or screen, as the company prefers a giant big one in the center. As automakers move toward the “future” of mobility, expect more screens, too.

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Anthony Alaniz is an award-winning journalist living in southeast Michigan. His professional writing career spans nearly a decade, ranging from writing for the local newspaper to Autoweek and Motor1. When he's not writing about cars, he covers the horror film genre at Modernhorrors.com.

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