Designed to protect

Polestar 2 builds on decades of groundbreaking safety research and shared engineering knowledge with Volvo Cars. It comes equipped with the latest protective and preventive technology, ready to intervene when needed.

Frame of the Polestar 2 against an orange background

Radars, cameras and sensors

Benefiting from the likes of safety technology partners Zenseact and Volvo Cars, Polestar 2 uses three radar units, five cameras and twelve ultrasonic sensors to monitor its environment. The car's Active Safety Domain Master computer processes their input to classify different road users and traffic situations, and help prevent collisions.

Polestar 2 from above illustrating all the places where it has sensors or radars.
Polestar 2 pictured from the front against a grey background


As Polestar 2 doesn't need a grille to breathe, it's been replaced by the SmartZone, housing a camera and a powerful, heated radar. It allows the car to detect other road users and potentially hazardous situations, assisting the driver in all weather and visibility conditions. 

Blind Spot Information System

The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) detects vehicles that are about to pass and flashes a warning light in the frameless mirrors. If the driver continues to switch lanes, the steer assist function can guide Polestar 2 back into the lane it was in. 

Lane departure prevention

Run-Off Road Mitigation

Less risk of leaving the road. If Polestar 2 accidentally strays towards the road shoulder, Run-off Road Mitigation helps steer the car back at speeds between 65 and 140 km/h. If the car leaves the road surface, it is designed to apply the brakes and minimize a potential collision. The driver can override the steering assistance at any time. 

Lane departure prevention

Lane Keeping Aid

Active between 65 and 200 km/h, Lane Keeping Aid helps correct the course of the car if it comes close to crossing a lane marking without indicating. If the steering intervention doesn't correct the course enough, a warning also sounds. The system can be turned on and off via the centre display. 

Lane departure prevention

Oncoming Lane Mitigation

If Polestar 2 crosses a lane marking and heads into the path of an oncoming vehicle without the driver responding, Oncoming Lane Mitigation can issue audible and visible warnings, and helps to steer the car back. Oncoming Lane Mitigation works between 60 and 140 km/h and can always be deactivated by the driver. 

Parking sensors and assistance

Make light work of tight spots. Polestar 2 uses its cameras and sensors to help make navigating narrow streets, corners, and parking spaces easier and safer for those inside and outside the car.

Centre display showing the parking sensors on the screen

Parking assistance

Cross Traffic Alert with auto brake

When reversing out of a driveway, parking space, or around a corner, Cross Traffic Alert warns about oncoming cars, cyclists, and pedestrians. If the driver continues to reverse, Polestar 2 can automatically apply the brakes.  

Parking assistance

360° and rear-view cameras

When manoeuvring, Polestar 2 can show a bird's-eye view of its surroundings on the centre display. Four cameras provide 360° vision, centred around a virtual image of the car to help the driver navigate tight spaces. 

Illustration of a Polestar 2 demonstrating the Park Assist

Parking assistance

Park Assist

Polestar 2 comes with Park Assist as standard, measuring the distance to obstacles at the front, rear, and sides of the car. The system provides visual and audible guidance while maneuvering in tight spaces. 

Adaptive Cruise Control

One radar and multiple cameras monitor Polestar 2’s surroundings and help the car to maintain a safe road position. Adaptive Cruise Control adjusts speed according to the speed and distance of the vehicles in front, while Pilot Assist makes gentle steering adjustments to keep Polestar 2 centred in the lane. Adaptive Cruise Control and adjustable speed limiter are included as standard.

Driver Alert Control

Polestar 2 helps its driver to stay sharp. Driver Alert Control uses a camera to track the car's path in relation to the lane markings and activates audible and visual alerts if it detects signs of driver drowsiness or distraction.  

Warning systems

Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation

Rear Collision Warning and Mitigation checks for vehicles behind Polestar 2 and calculates the risk of collision. If a car comes too close, it rapidly flashes all the indicators. If it senses that an accident is imminent, the system is designed to pre-tension the seat belts and apply the brakes. 

Warning systems

Road Sign Information

A car that knows the signs. The Road Sign Information system recognizes and displays speed limit and other road signs on the driver display. It will also alert the driver if the speed limit has been exceeded or if there are speed cameras nearby. 

Intelligent lighting

Polestar 2 uses cameras and sensors to adjust the headlights to the car's surroundings, providing optimal illumination while reducing driver effort.

Adaptive rear light-blade

Pairing a futuristic shape with forward-thinking technology, the rear-light blade uses 288 individually controlled LEDs to adjust to various driving situations. It shines brighter on sunny days to improve visibility, adapts to the dark to save power, and displays a welcome or farewell sequence when the driver touches the door handle.

Front of the Polestar 2 showing the high beam front light

Pixel LED headlights with active high beam

The safety-enhancing Pixel LED headlights automatically switch from high to low beam if their camera sensors detect approaching vehicles' headlights or taillights of cars directly ahead.

The frameless mirror on the Polestar 2

Door mirrors

Frameless design

Reflection reinvented. Polestar's signature door mirrors reduce the size of the enclosure around the glass, maximizing the field of view and cutting the volume of the whole mirror unit by 30%. The result is a distinctive, minimalist design with less drag. 

Door mirrors

Automatically adjustable

The side mirrors can tilt down for increased visibility when reversing. And when driving in the dark, they will dim bright light from approaching cars. They can also be folded in for protection when parked.

Battery safety

The Polestar 2 battery pack is contained within a steel and aluminum frame to reduce the risk of damage in the event of a collision. A Severe Partial Offset Collision block on either side lowers the chance of objects heading for the battery if the car's front end is hit at an angle. 

Detailed illustration of the battery protection in the Polestar 2

Electronic battery protection

If Polestar 2 detects that the car has been in a collision, its advanced safety technology immediately takes action. The battery pack's high-voltage system is automatically disconnected from the rest of the car, significantly reducing the risk of damage to the circuitry. 

Post-impact protection

Polestar 2's passenger compartment is constructed using ultra-high strength steel to protect occupants in accidental impact situations. In the event of a collision, sensors trigger frontal airbags, side airbags and inner side airbags, providing individual protection and reducing the risk of injury to the driver and the front passenger.  

Illustration of the post impact protection and the airbags exploding against an ornage background

Structural safety

The steel and aluminum safety cage provides optimal protection to occupants during an accident. The Front Lower Load Path is designed to absorb the energy of a head-on collision, reducing the risk of injury to passengers and the deformation of the battery pack.

Detailed image of the button to call for Polestar Assistance

Direct assistance

The overhead console includes two buttons that can make direct calls in case of a breakdown or an accident. The Connect button is used to reach Polestar Assistance for events like a flat battery, or a puncture. The SOS button is intended for emergency situations such as accidents. In case of a severe accident, Polestar 2 automatically calls for help. 

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