Porsche Will Not Adopt Autonomous Driving

Posted by: Lydia Siu onFebruary 2nd, 2016

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Porsche CEO Oliver Blume made it pretty clear, “One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself.” With that statement, Porsche lays out it’s plans, or lack thereof, for engineering autonomous driving features into any of their cars.

I don’t think any Porsche enthusiast would’ve ever doubted this direction from the company. Porsche has a rich history in motor racing and has translated much of what they’ve learned on the track to the cars that they build for the road. They build performance cars, and more importantly, they build performance cars for drivers. Although this is one piece of new technology the company is not adopting, Porsche breaks many other technological boundaries. Take for example their 918 which exemplifies modern day racing technology adapted to its truest form for the road.

Another technology Porsche isn’t afraid to take head on is electric power. Blume eventually wants every Porsche in his stable to be available with a hybrid powertrain option and this could become a reality as soon as 2018. Word has been circulating for a while about a possible plug in version of a 911. Taking what they learned from the 918 spyder and adapting it to the 911 platform will make this legendary car even more legendary.



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