Polestar to use latest in-car Google tech

Today’s cars are more than just cars; they are computers on wheels, allowing them to use the latest technologies. Polestar has announced its EVs will use the latest features Google showcased at CES 2023.

The Polestar 3 will get Google’s new HD map first, while the Polestar 2 will get remote actions.

The new HD map provides highly-detailed and up-to-date road information. The package will use the Polestar 3’s sensor tech to make use of Google’s precise lane-level and localization data to enable driver assist features, including Pilot Assist and self-driving capabilities.

HD map is an upgrade on the regular map. The higher level of precision is critical as it enhances the computation and recognition of signs, including lane markings and road signs.

The Polestar 2 will gain remote control capabilities with Google Assistant. Owners can check some vehicle statuses, including battery status. They will also be able to perform some controls remotely, including climate preconditioning, unlocking doors, etc. Polestar will start rolling out these features in the US, with more markets joining later.

Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath commented, “These developments are the direct result of our strong relationship with Google and show the advantages of integrating the innovative Android Automotive OS in our cars.”

“Building on our long history of mapping the world, Google’s new HD map is designed specifically for automakers and we’re excited to continue partnering with leading car manufacturers like Polestar to improve the safety and comfort of drivers everywhere,” says Jorgen Behrens, VP and General Manager of Geo Automotive at Google.

Google is not the only company Polestar is collaborating with. It is going to showcase a driver monitoring system by Smart Eye at the CES.

Polestar recently celebrated the production of its 100,000th car.

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