OTA updates will make drivers’ lives much easier as they are no-longer required to visit the workshop in order to enjoy the latest features and functionality developments – something Tesla owners have benefited from for years.
In a very similar way to when we update our smartphones, OTA will allow the Polestar 2 to address a wide variety of items, from fixing minor bugs to increasing the charging speed.
The Polestar 2 is constantly evolving as in combination with the always-connected and always-updated infotainment system powered by the Android Automotive OS, this EV presents a holistic and robust digital environment that is constantly improving.
One of the highlights of the latest update is a new safety feature called Connected Safety. This system 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.
The OTA is a gamechanger for Polestar as its EVs will remain current because they are constantly updating and are always equipped with the latest features, according to Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
“Our engineers are constantly improving functionality and developing new features, and with OTA we will be able to push new software out regularly – which means that even the earliest cars can run the latest version and gain new features,” he said.
The Polestar 2 is one of the most intriguing EVs on the market and a worthy rival of the Tesla Model 3.
The EV is powered by a 78-kWh battery and dual motors that produce 408 horsepower, with a WLTP range of 292 miles and a starting price of £46,900.
As we reported, once lockdown will be over, the public will be able to go check out the new Polestar 2 in person as the manufacturer has opened a new showroom at the Westfield mall in the heart of London.