Cloud computing is applicable across many different industries. Lately, it has even branched out to the world of the automotives.
Luxury German car manufacturer Porsche is embracing cloud technology and rolling out Porsche-as-a-Service.
This service, called “Porsche Passport,” is an attempt to translate what cloud computing is currently doing for the business world and bringing it to auto consumers. Specifically, this service would take the unglamorous side of owning a car, like the hassle of maintenance and busy-work, and remove them from the experience of owning such a high-end vehicle.
Porsche Passport would be an app-driven service that users pay for monthly. The current price point is set at $2,000 to $3,000 a month. By opting in, consumers gain unlimited access to a number of Porsche vehicles as well as the option to choose from 22 of the 60 possible Porsche vehicle variations.
Per Porsche’s press release about the service:
“This month-to-month subscription program offers frequent vehicle exchanges, unrestricted mileage, and on-demand access for up to 22 different Porsche models.”
Furthermore, monthly membership plans will include the prices for vehicle tax and registration as well as insurance, maintenance, and detailing.
Here’s how the program works:
Upon approval, Porsche will deliver the vehicle to the desired location. From there, the user can schedule either same-day or future exchanges using Porsche’s app.
Pretty neat, we think. And cloud computing makes it all possible.