Porsche has overhauled its Roads app, which uses AI technology to help drivers find scenic routes around the world.

The company has opened up the app to all users now so anyone can download and register for free to use the app.

Users can sign up using their Porsche ID or email address to access the library of scenic routes from all over the world.

The company says the app’s AI can determine a suitable route based on various parameters, such as the curves of the road, topography, landscape features and “exciting points of interest”.

Drivers can use the app to find A-to-B routes or follow a full loop based on a location pin or search, and further customise their search criteria by length of time or direction.

If none of the pre-loaded routes within the app are appealing, Roads gives users the feature to create a route and share it with others within the app.

The route can also be displayed on your car’s infotainment screen via Apple CarPlay.

While the app is only currently available on the Apple App Store in Australia, Porsche has yet to confirm if Android users will see the app in the future.

Since its launch, the app has seen over 180,000 users register, and Porsche says it has been continuously working on its AI algorithm.

The app has a secondary intention of creating a community similarly to a social platform.

Although users can’t directly communicate via instant messaging – there’s only forum-type commenting within the app – drivers can share their custom routes, create drive days with other drivers as well as view routes created by others within the community.

Jade Credentino

Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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