A smarter way to park
We take a holistic approach to performance, obsessing over every aspect of the driving experience. Like parking. After all, as exhilarating as the Polestar 2 is to drive, it’s inevitable to have to make a stop every now and then.
Using smartphone apps instead of parking meters to pay for city parking has become more common recently. With this functionality comes the issue of forgetting to start and end a parking session. We’re making parking more intuitive and convenient by introducing the EasyPark app, a first for Android Automotive OS, in the Polestar 2. The EasyPark app can be used to pay for street, open lot and garage parking in over 2,000 cities in 20 countries in Europe. Connected to the car and aware of what it’s doing, the in-car EasyPark app automatically ends the parking session when the gear selector is moved to “Drive”. No more worrying about overpaying.
Up until now, all the releases for Android Automotive OS have been media apps. As the world’s first manufacturer-exclusive app, the release of EasyPark shows the potential for the future of in-car apps, and also demonstrates Polestar’s commitment to bringing customers an innovative, more connected experience.
“We envision a future where the car can do much more than we expect today. Polestar 2 already proves this, and the open nature of the Android platform enables new apps and features to be developed continuously,” says Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.
With Google built in, the Polestar 2 is only going to keep getting smarter. And with the EasyPark app, it now features high-performance parking. Not a bad spot to be in.
White slopes and green goals: How Laax became one of Switzerland's greenest ski resorts
Our partnership with Weisse Arena Group who manages the ski resort of Laax in the Swiss alps is in its second year so we caught up with their Sustainability Officer, Reto Fry to talk green goals and how to keep our slopes white in the face of climate change.
When in Rovaniemi
Do as the locals do. Words of wisdom that any seasoned traveller is familiar with. They don’t just govern behavior, however. They speak to the importance of having an open mind, embracing new customs, and adapting to one’s surroundings. There are equivalents in all languages. In English, one is told that “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”. It counts for the Italian capital, just as it counts for northern Finland. Which is exactly where we headed this winter.
Road to Ronda
Achieving the perfect driving experience is dependent on two things. Firstly, the car needs to provide optimal speed, comfort, and handling so one can really feel the thrill of driving. Secondly, it’s the real estate agent’s creed: location, location, location. We work tirelessly to create the cars that provide you with the perfect driving experience wherever you drive, and the road to Ronda makes the job a little easier.