The system will first appear in the Polestar 2 when deliveries start this time next year. The Polestar 1, a limited hybrid production couple, will come a few months earlier, but will use the same system and interface used as sedans and Volvo currently SUVs. Both cars will be built in China.
Also, unlike the Tesla, the Polestar still has 2 instrument clusters in front of the driver. Our screen is 12.3 inches but there are no round gauges or distinctive instruments, just clean digital readings for speed, battery charge levels and other fitals. The navigation system map is also imitated in space and three configurations have been selected with a steering wheel button; car-oriented, very small and central map.
"We call that the Now Area," said Missoni. "It shows information the driver currently needs. The other screen is the Whenever and where less important information is available when the driver can afford to look away from The way. " Amazingly, there will be no exhibition available.
Most of the magic takes place in the Area Whenever. As on Android phone or tablet, there are four big tiles on the home screen, one for Maps, Phone, Audio and the use of car batteries. All tiles are scrolling in itself to reveal clusters of apps for each genre, or you can touch the tiles and open it to full screen. Unlike the current Volvo system, there is no scrolling to the side.
It 's well organized and the graphics are clean and colorful. And everything is great. Google says that the graphics have been optimized for driving with more "tap targets" so that drivers can use the screen quickly with as little coverage as possible. The maps have also been simplified and their display is less detailed, so they are easier to use immediately. A satellite view is available and FM, SiriusXM and Spotify will be on the system.
In another smart move, the system will support Apple CarPlay, which will be wireless. The whole system will also be given to the driver, recognizing your smartphone and remembering all your settings and your favorites. "In the future your identity will come with you," Ramic said.
Your smartphone will also act as a car key, unlocking the doors within two meters and the firing from the driver's seat. Buyers will also receive a traditional key fob for servants and a waterproof activity key.
Although the system is impressive and its interface is clean and well considered, it doesn't seem to break any new ground from a function or feature perspective. It all seems kinda familiar. In fact, if you have used Android Auto, you probably have used a Google Assistant in your car from the front. The difference is that through your phone, it has to be plugged into the car, here the system is embedded in the car.
Ramic says there will be regular updates over the air, and the real innovation comes from third party media application developers. At this point, however, no apps were approved for the automotive system and the guidance is still ongoing. YouTube is called out as an example of an app that wouldn't apply, as watching videos while driving would be obviously dangerous.
Polestar now takes deposits for the Polestar 2, as well as the Polestar 1 and the cars will be sold through independent shops. "This car will never be in a Volvo showroom," COO said the brand. The Polestar 3, SUV of the coupe style, will have a new platform. It will also first appear next design language of the brand, inside and outside, which will further separate it from Volvo offerings. It will arrive on the back of 2021.