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Software updates

Polestar is continuously developing the systems in the cars and the services offered to you. Software updates in your car can give you access to many new functions and improvements. The car's software can be updated to the latest version via Over-the-Air (OTA) or in connection with service at an authorised Polestar workshop. You will be informed in the centre display when new software is available via Over-the-Air (OTA). Go to the app view, then "Settings" (icon), "System" and "Software update" to see the current software version.

 Note

  • Functionality after updating may vary depending on market, model year and options.
  • Some of the updates are available at workshop visits before they are available via Over-the-Air (OTA).
  • Previously released updates are also included when updating to the latest version.

Updates in software version P2.14.3

  • Improved driving experience at low speeds (MY24 only).
  • Scheduled charging improvements in Polestar app.

Updates in software version P2.13.3

  • Steering wheel heater activated automatically with remote climate start below 10°C/50°F ambient temperature (for vehicles built from end of November 2022 and onwards).

Updates in software version P2.13.1

  • Stability improvements for GPS position in Google Maps.
  • FM radio and DAB will be listed under separate tabs in radio app if DAB linking is not enabled (favourites will need to be reconfigured).
  • Improvements for interior system audio.
  • Connectivity stability improvements.
  • New certified range shown in driver display for MY24 standard range version (does not affect real-world range or projected range).

Updates in software version P2.12

  • Stability improvements in the foot movement detection module when using digital key (MY23-24 vehicles).
  • Improved interior detection when driving with digital key (MY23-24 vehicles).
  • Introducing time scheduling for over the air software installations (OTAs).

Updates in software version P2.11

  • Bug fix for slow charging (primarily experienced in Norway).
  • On/off toggle for wireless phone charger.
  • Optimisation for towbar release function.

Updates in software version P2.10

  • Stability improvements to the map view in the driver display.
  • Battery cooling control optimisation to improve cabin climate when ambient temperatures exceed 40 degrees Celsius.

Updates in software version P2.9

  • YouTube app now available.
  • Significant upgrades to Range Assistant app.
    • Improved algorithm for instant consumption refined for more immediate feedback based on driver actions.
    • Recent energy consumption graph available for last 20/40/100 km.
    • Improved algorithm for projected range with more stable and realistic range based on driving style, ambient conditions, and vehicle load.
    • Projected range selectable to be shown in driver display via app settings, in place of standard range projection.
  • New features in Apple CarPlay:
    • Navigation via Apple Maps now shows in driver display.
    • “Play/Pause” and “Next/Previous” buttons now shown on home screen tile.
    • “Now Playing” information now shown on home screen tile.
    • Phone call information now shown on home screen tile and driver display during calls. Now possible to handle phone calls using steering wheel buttons.
  • Improvements to FM radio connections.

Updates in software version P2.8

Note: this software release is only available in workshops, not OTA. The content of P2.8 will be included in the next OTA release.

  • Improvements to estimated charging time completion in car and Polestar app.
  • General stability improvements.

Updates in software version P2.7

Re-enabling of data sharing of information between your vehicle and other vehicles via our cloud service which was temporarily disabled in P2.2 is required. After P2.7 has been installed in your vehicle you will be able to activate this again through the vehicle’s privacy settings. This change only applies to vehicles in Europe and North America

  • Stability improvements for infotainment system including performance improvements.
  • Bug fix for privacy settings in Polestar account.
  • Bug fix for footwell interior light (vehicles with Plus Pack are not affected).
  • Bug fix for clicking sound experienced in cabin under regen braking.
  • Polestar app displays information during OTA software installation (valid from sw P2.5 and app version 3.13).

Note: After software installation you may need to store new reference values for the tire pressure monitoring system. Follow the instructions in the owner's manual.

Updates in software version P2.6

Note: this software release is only available in workshops, not OTA. The content of P2.6 will be included in the next OTA release .

  • Improved cabin temperature control.
  • Seats are activated automatically with remote climate start below 10°C/50°F ambient temperature. Heating on both front seats will be on level 1 during preconditioning.
  • Improved Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) function.

Updates in software version P2.5

  • Stability improvements for issue with unlocking the vehicle with physical key.
  • Radio improvements: including fixes for delay in radio text, last selected station lost on next start-up and loss of audio when using DAB radio (DAB availability may vary depending on market and model year).
  • Range Assistant app improvements: centre display now also shows instant consumption in the home screen tile when minimised.
  • Remove paired device: possible to remove paired device through new function added in both mobile app and in-car settings.

Updates in software version P2.4

  • Stability improvements for issue with unlocking the vehicle with physical key.
  • Bug fix for charging limit issue.

Updates in software version P2.3

  • Improvements to ready-to-drive drive notification when using Pilot Assist.
  • Stability improvements for issue with unlocking the vehicle with physical key.
  • Optimised use of the heat pump through increased efficiency and improved utilisation in colder climates.
  • Bug fix for false Park Assist System (PAS) “Service Required” message.
  • Note: To support this software release the sharing of information between your car and other vehicles via our cloud service will be temporarily disabled if it was activated before. Your earlier privacy settings will remain when data sharing is enabled again. The temporary change applies only to cars in Europe and North America.

Updates in software version P2.2

  • Introduction of Apple CarPlay.
  • Preparation for future video streaming apps.
  • Performance app: acceleration measurement in cars with performance software upgrade. G-meter in all cars.
  • Front USB-C port opened for external device input (e.g. gaming, music, Apple CarPlay).
  • Cruise control efficiency improvement regardless of One Pedal Drive setting.
  • Improvements to Road Sign Information.
  • Improved accuracy for Google Maps destination state of charge (SoC) value .
  • Improvements to wireless charging for Apple products.
  • Improved efficiency and real-world range.
  • Improved behaviour when switching from Adaptive Cruise Control or Pilot Assist to manual driving.
  • Bug fix for charging timers, incorrect time format rectified.
  • Note: To support this software release the sharing of information between your car and other vehicles via our cloud service will be temporarily disabled if it was activated before. Your earlier privacy settings will remain when data sharing is enabled again. The temporary change applies only to cars in Europe and North America.

Updates in software version P2.1

  • Improved robustness for DC charging, cable connectivity enhancements.
  • Bug fix for charging scheduler, charging settings in the driver display will be stored between drive cycles.
  • Bug fix for navigation, turn-by-turn symbol error rectified.

Updates in software version P2.0

  • Android R: latest available Android Automotive OS that enables new app categories and future functionality.
  • In-car functionality improvements:
    • Connectivity stability improvements.
    • Improved radio reception.
    • Navigation stability improvements for GPS location and fix for interruption of navigation when switching profiles.
  • Polestar app functionality improvements:
    • State of charge (SOC): stability improvements and real-time SOC status available during charging.
    • Stability improvements for lock status.
    • Climate timers stability improvements and increased frequency of status updates.

Updates in software version P1.9

  • Ready to drive notification: when Adaptive Cruise Control is activated and the car has stopped behind another vehicle, the system alerts the driver when the leading vehicle begins to move, if no action is taken (when distracted, for example; launch edition cars only).
  • Lane Keeping Aid: improved steering support for solid lines.
  • Rear Automatic Braking: improved sensitivity with better object tracking when reversing.
  • Digital Key: stability improvements.

Updates in software version P1.8.2

Note: this interim software release is only available in workshops, not OTA. The content of P1.8.2 will be included in the next OTA update.

  • Improved traction in slippery conditions: traction control and One Pedal Drive improvements.
  • Drivetrain optimisations including marginal range improvements, increased torque output when battery power may be limited and refinements to One Pedal Drive.
  • Minor text adjustments in driver display information messages.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Updates in software version P1.8.1

  • Minor bug fixes

Updates in software version P1.8

  • Charging timers: possible to schedule charging timers in the car, allowing charging to take place at preferred times (e.g. when lower electricity prices apply).
  • Eco climate and heater on/off buttons added to the climate app (Range Assistant app button remains).
  • Optimised battery preconditioning temperature when plugged in.
  • Range Assistant app improvements: linear scale included to visualise speed, climate and driving style meters.
  • Radar stability improvements for Adaptive Cruise Control and Pilot Assist.
  • Improved steering assistance for lane-keeping.
  • Digital Key improvements: localisation adjustments to improve scenarios when the phone is in a back pocket or purse.
  • General bug fixes.

Updates in software version P1.7 (P2140)

  • Range Assistant: new app showing energy information, including current consumption, estimated range based on current consumption, indication of high energy demand to support more efficient driving.
  • Eco climate: new efficiency-optimised climate control included in the Range Assistant, designed to reduce energy consumption according to driver preference.
  • Cold climate battery information: notifies the driver when cold climate may affect battery efficiency and range.
  • Battery preheating for DC charging: optimises battery temperature for maximum charging speed when DC charging station is set as a destination in Google Maps.
  • Improved battery preconditioning according to climate timer when plugged in to AC charger for increased range.
  • Improved regenerative braking for increased range.
  • Optimised use of vehicle heat losses: increasing battery efficiency in certain conditions by using surplus heat energy to heat the battery, improving range and charging speed.
  • Charging stability improvements.

Updates in software version P1.6 (P2127)

  • Electric motor optimisation.
  • Improved connectivity robustness.
  • Added system language: Arabic.
  • Calibration improvement for additional mobile phones.
  • Resume last played media when entering the car.

Updates in software version P1.5 (P2124)

  • Software version now displayed in vehicle settings: check which software version is installed on the car.
  • DC charging: charging speed now shown in kW when fast charging.
  • Stability improvement for 12V battery management during long-term AC charging.
  • Stability improvements for Polestar Digital Key and Polestar app.
  • Refined driver display modes: car-centric view is removed.
  • Bug fixes for phone favourite contacts, lock/unlock with physical key.
  • Additional system languages: Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian. Some services not available in all languages.

Updates in software version P1.4 (P2116.5)

  • Polestar Digital Key (beta): use a phone as a standalone supplementary key for Polestar 2.
  • Polestar app vehicle functionality (beta): Remote climate start, battery status and remote lock/unlock.
  • Polestar ID now included in setup wizard.
  • Apple iPhone 12 wireless charging fix.
  • Bluetooth media streaming stability improvements.
  • Bug fixes for the clock, Driver Performance app, Car Status app, OTA (Over-the-Air) application and charging cable detection.
  • Revised battery DTE (Distance to Empty) representation with more linear algorithm.
  • Increased robustness measures for battery control software.
  • Battery pre-conditioning: Improved battery pre-heating during AC charging to improve overall efficiency and regenerative braking efficiency when 90-100% charge limit is selected.

Updates in software version P1.3 (P2111.1)

  • VNC (Vehicle Noise Compensation)Harman Kardon premium audio has a smoother optimisation.
  • Stability improvements after disconnection of the charging cable.

Updates in software version P1.2 (P2108.3)

  • Safety-related bug fix.

Updates in software version P1.1 (P2104.1)

  • Android 10 (Q).
  • Admin privileges for vehicle profiles: allows profile owner to do factory reset.
  • Harman Kardon premium audio: enhanced surround sound.
  • Radio: FM/DAB linking for seamless listening experience (NOTE: radio station favourites will be erased and need to be reprogrammed.)
  • Climate timers: stability improvements
  • 360-view park assist camera: quality and stability improvements.
  • Bluetooth: phone favourite contacts now sync with the car; general quality and stability improvements.
  • Owner's manual in the centre display: quality improvements.
  • Europe and North America only: Connected Safety: cloud-based information shared between Polestar and Volvo vehicles that helps improve driving safety by warning other drivers of potential hazards.
  • Range improvements.
  • Improved charging speed for DC charging/rapid charging.
  • Stability improvements for AC charging.

Updates in software version P1.0 (P2048.3)

  • Timer for parking climate: use the climate control to pre-heat your Polestar 2 according to your required schedule, accessed via Parking climate in the climate settings in the centre display.
  • Driveability improvements from stationary that result in a smoother start.
  • Stability improvements when charging the car.
  • Improved accuracy for range.
  • Stability improvements for the 12-volt battery system.
  • Improved connection stability between car and Internet.
  • Improved closing function of rear window for improved sealing.