Collaboration and common goals: Polestar and MobilityXlab
Let’s hear it for common goals. Uniting different people, businesses and groups under the same banner is what truly drives progress. Granted, this is a given, but it bears repeating. Teamwork makes the dream work. Which is why we’ve partnered up with MobilityXlab.
MobilityXlab is a Gothenburg-based innovation hub that facilitates collaboration between mobility and connectivity tech start-ups, and leading Swedish companies focused on driving change in those same areas.
This partnership creates a pipeline between Polestar and the global start-up community, enabling close collaboration between these handpicked firms to incubate ideas and turn proofs-of-concept into reality. Together, we’ll explore the possibilities for both a more connected car, and a more sustainable form of mobility.
MobilityXlab partners include six global companies: CEVT, Ericsson, Veoneer, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group and Zenseact, with Polestar as the seventh.
Since its inception in 2017, the innovation hub has had applications from 38 different countries and invited 47 startups to collaborate, which has led to over 60 proof of concepts and resulted in 11 commercial contracts or partnerships. Such as Eyescanner, who have created a non-intrusive software that detects the influence of drugs and alcohol by filming a sequence on a person’s eye, potentially preventing drug-related traffic accidents. Or Chargetrip, whose idea is to eliminate range anxiety and give EV drivers confidence to go electric. They’ve created a routing engine that calculates the real-time range of EVs and the best corresponding route to the user’s destination, with optimal charge stations in between.
These are just two examples of young companies with pioneering ideas working alongside MobilityXlab to enable change, proving that there is strength in numbers.
We’re on our way towards a common goal: sustainable electric mobility. To reach that goal, collaboration is key.
Craftsmanship’s comeback: the Allebike Alpha Polestar edition
Craftsmanship is making a comeback. Some say it’s a dying art form in a fast-moving world. We’d argue it embodies all things premium. Our newest additional, the Allebike Alpha Polestar edition, does just that. There will always be a place for craftsmanship in our world. In this case in our additionals web shop.
The Hydro chair: a glimpse into the future
Many have tried to imagine what the future might look like. Flying cars, holograms, and interstellar travel have all been considered. And a lot of silver and grey, for some reason. When we try to envision a sustainable future, though, it tends to look a bit different. Greener. Now, that vision has been realised in the shape of the chair. One that’s both silver and green.