A new frontier: Polestar 2's infotainment system
Nothing compares with the excitement of exploration. The urge to see what's out there is what propels mountain climbers to the peaks. It causes scientists to send remote vehicles to Challenger Deep. Whenever a new frontier opens up, physical or virtual, there's no shortage of curious people eager to explore it to the very edges.
Which is where the infotainment system of the Polestar 2 comes in.
Polestar 2 is the first car in the world to feature a native Android Automotive system, featuring a suite of Google and third-party apps optimized for the in-car experience. From an app development perspective, this is the Wild West: a sprawling, unexplored land ripe with possibilities. A place where ideas can grow. A place of experimentation. A place without limits (almost).
To that end, we've built a Polestar 2 emulator for Android Studio that features full implementation of Google Automotive Services: Google Maps for navigation, Google Assistant for voice control, and Google Play Store for downloading and installation. This functionality means that developers can test their apps in the same way as users in the Polestar 2 will, meaning full optimization and usability from the beginning.
The Polestar 2 infotainment system is an entirely new frontier. Time to get excited about exploring it.
Polestar 2 LCA report
All in. A colloquial expression meaning that one is fully committed to something. In poker, it also means to bet everything you have before revealing your hand. And though we lean towards the former when using this idiom to reference our own pursuit of sustainable electric performance, the latter works too. Time to put our cards on the table. Starting with our LCA report.
Let's clear the air
EVs have always been marketed as “clean.” We're guilty of it ourselves. And in some respects, this is undebatable. The average internal combustion engine car emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year. The average EV emits 0. Tough to argue with.
World EV Day
It can be difficult to know when a tipping point has been reached. Usually, a series of events, both big and small, have led the situation to a point where change is inevitable. And sometimes, that change doesn't happen fast enough. Sometimes, a boost is needed to get to the event horizon.