The Polestar 2 is the first car on the market to feature Google's Android-powered infotainment system.
The Polestar 2 is the first car in the world to feature an Android infotainment system with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play Store support. As impressive as it already is, the automaker is planning how to make the system even better in the future to make Polestar cars more personalized.
Android will continue to be used as a platform for future infotainment systems, allowing Polestar to "build a truly personalized and contextualized experience." While the current system can already be used to adjust the mirrors, seats, climate and entertainment settings, Polestar envisions the car's entire environment automatically adjusting to the user's personal preferences and recently-used applications.
For example, when a driver approaches, the system will detect a user's profile enabled by the Polestar Digital Key and display tailored information, as well as offer personalized planning based on the driver's habits or preferences.
The Google Assistant will also be upgraded with advanced speech technology supporting more languages, understand local accents, and provide more natural conversations. Entertainment features will also improve as occupants will also be able to stream video content from popular apps and services when the vehicle is parked or charging.
To make the experience more accessible and intuitive, Polestar will implement advanced eye-tracking and proximity sensors. Screens will alter their brightness and content based on conditions and reactions of the driver, while dimmed displays will increase intensity when users glance in their direction. The system will also warn users if they are spending too much time looking at the screen instead of the road.
As for future safety tech, Polestar's driver assistance systems will use Google Maps to gather detailed map information to "promote safer maneuvers on the road." More details will be revealed when Polestar present its design vision on February 25.