A suite of preventative and protective features, coupled with an unprecedented level of environmental awareness made possible by multiple radar and camera units, ensures that the Polestar 2 is at the forefront of vehicle safety.
Nothing escapes the attention of the Polestar 2. It has enormous capacity to take in information about its surroundings and the trajectories of vehicles around it. Known as IntelliSafe™ in the Volvo world, Polestar has put this technology to good use, using a suite of preventative and protective technologies designed to keep occupants safe. It also allows for those inside the Polestar 2 to be more reactive and aware of the world outside the car than ever before. And it does so automatically; there’s no need to activate anything. It’s always there and always on duty, the safest and most alert co-pilot anywhere.
A front radar unit, a windshield-mounted camera, and two rear radar units mean that the Polestar 2 is very spatially aware, and takes preventative measures whenever something encroaches on its personal space. Everything from pedestrians to the majestic moose can be noticed by the Polestar 2, which then warns the driver (via a brake pulse, audio warning signal, and visual warning signal in the driver display) and then brakes automatically if needed. Automatic pre-braking, steering support, and incrementally-tightening seatbelts also come into play, maximising safety for the occupants.
Both AC and DC charging work with the Polestar 2, meaning that a charge is always within reach. Use AC when at home or at work, use DC when road tripping or otherwise out and about when time is of the essence (up to 150 kW). Regulate the charge current, the duration, the maximum charge level, and much more in the car or via the Polestar Connect app. A 7-metre AC charging cord (for normal outlets) comes standard, with the option to buy a 4.5-metre AC cord (for wallboxes/public locations) for faster charging.