Porsche New Rear Seat Entertainment 2015
The days of racing to the car or rushing out of a building to shout “shotgun” to claim ownership of the passenger seat may soon be behind us, at least for those looking to buy a new Porsche Cayenne, Macan, Panamera.
Thanks to a new rear-seat entertainment system announced on March 11, 2015, more passengers may be hustling for a spot in the back seat. The new system includes two high-resolution 10.1-inch displays mounted on backside of the front-seat headrests. These touch-capable displays feature incredible 1280×800 resolution with an integrated DVD player, dual USB ports, and an HDMI port for external video or game console connectivity.
Through WiFi Crosslink Streaming, the new entertainment system also allows passengers to stream video on both screens through a WiFi connection. The system also includes an Internet browser, allowing passengers with an Internet connection via the optional onboard WiFi hotspot or one generated from a smartphone or tablet to check emails and browse the web while riding comfortably in the rear seat. Likewise, an Internet connection will allow for video chat, as both displays feature cameras. With the corresponding app on a smartphone or tablet, passengers can use their personal devices as remotes for the hi-res displays.
The crisp video on Porsche’s new rear seat entertainment system is matched by the sound, which is delivered via a pair of included Bluetooth wireless headphones.
While the base system is incredible on its own, there is a Plus version available, which includes an internal 32GB flash driving so passengers can save media files directly to the system.
Porsche’s new rearseat entertainment system debuted in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S Exclusive Series. While only 100 of those models were built, upcoming Porsche Cayenne, Macan, and Panamera models will make the system more widely available.