Polestar 2 comes equipped with a suite of protective and preventative safety features. Predictive and aware, the safety suite of the Polestar 2 is an ever-present co-pilot, putting the Polestar 2 at the forefront of vehicle safety.
Equipped with the latest version of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System, see the Glossary below for more details) technology, the Polestar 2 interprets and analyses its surroundings, prepared to support if necessary. Pilot Assist is a driver assistance system which can be turned on and off, providing acceleration, braking and steering assistance up to 80 mph. Detection systems for other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists utilise steering assistance and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to help make interactions between the Polestar 2 and everything around it safer.
The origami-inspired pixel LED headlights of the Polestar 2 feature 84 individually controlled pixel LEDs. These automatically shade out approaching vehicles, maximising visibility and providing the best possible illumination under all conditions.
The Polestar 2 battery does more than provide power. Contained in an aluminium and steel structure for both protection and rigidity, the battery’s design and placement also enables improved handling. It even reduces noise, vibration and harshness. Its high voltage system is automatically disconnected from the rest of the car in the event of a collision, and the presence of the SPOC block (an aluminium block on either side of the frame at the front of the car) reduces the chance of objects entering the cabin and heading for the battery in a partial offset collision.
Front Lower Load Path
This section of the car’s body is designed to absorb energy in a potential frontal crash situation, as an engine would in an internal combustion engine car, helping to reduce risk of battery pack deformation or injury to passengers.
Two airbags, housed in the front seats, individually protect each front occupant from both sides.
The sounds of the Polestar 2
Recognisable, subtle, non-intrusive and natural sounding, the sounds of the Polestar 2 are created by the car’s Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (or AVAS) with the aim of increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists around the Polestar 2. Created in order to improve safety, the sounds are unique without being jarring, a natural and distinctive addition to the soundscape of the outside world. You heard it here first.