Buying a car in 2021 gets you not only advanced powertrain, maybe electric, but also impressive technology. Polestar is a good example. The electric brand is embracing the connected nature of Polestar 2 with the availability of Over-the-Air (OTA) updates. Incrementally, since December 2020, Polestar 2 owners in all markets have begun to benefit from remote software updates that mean workshop visits will no-longer be required to enjoy the latest features and functionality developments.
OTA updates allow Polestar to address a wide variety of items – from introducing new features, bug fixes and stability improvements, to charging speed increases, range improvements and new base software. In combination with the always-connected and always-updated infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS, Polestar 2 presents a holistic and robust digital environment that is constantly improving.
A new safety feature is part of the latest update. Connected Safety improves driving safety by warning the driver of potential hazards on the road using data collected from other Polestar and Volvo vehicles. For example, the cloud-based service records when other vehicles react to slippery conditions with the intervention of traction control while driving, or when another vehicle that has been involved in a collision poses a potential hazard along the route.