How Software Makes a Porsche More Than Just A Car

Episode 523 · October 17th, 2019 · 25 mins 42 secs

About this Episode

Porsche has always been about technology since Ferdinand Porsche founded the iconic brand in 1931. This is manifest in today’s new models, whether it’s how engineers have shaved milliseconds from the turbo rotations for an even more responsive takeoff blast in the new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 or the battery-powered motor for a zero-to-60 mph acceleration in the Taycan Turbo S in a slam-you-back-in-your-seat 2.6 seconds. But Porsche is radically changing, the company asserts. This means the Porsche experience — for those lucky enough to have driven one of the fabled models — is no longer brought to you by a sports car manufacture...but by Porsche as a “mobility provider.”

And this Porsche metamorphosis as a mobility provider hinges on software development, company executives say.

In this latest The New Stack Makers podcast recorded at Cloud Foundry Summit EU, hosted by Alex Williams, founder and editor in chief of The New Stack, Porsche’s Matthias Hub, Porsche IT project manager and prototyper, and Thorsten Türk-Steppe, Porsche product owner, described how Porsche is reinventing itself as a company through its DevOps’ software emphasis as a mobility provider.

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