Polestar has announced that its vehicles will be gaining the latest in-car Google tech. The company has said it will benefit from the latest enhancements and developments showcased by Google at CES 2023.
This is to include Google’s new HD map which will enhance existing driver assistance systems and support autonomous driving in the future. This will debut in Polestar 3 and the roll-out of remote actions for Polestar 2.
“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,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
The Polestar 3 is said to be the first car in the world to feature Google’s new HD map. The map will be a comprehensive map that provides highly detailed and up-to-date road information. The car will be abke to combine its vehicle sensor technology and Google’s precise lane-level and localisation data to facilitate driver assistance features like Pilot Assist, as well as future autonomous driving functionality, said the press release.
“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.
The release also revealed that Polestar 2 owners can now control their car remotely using a compatible Google Assistant-enabled device, with the introduction of remote actions. The company highlighted that this enables the ability to check vehicle status and control certain functions like starting climate preconditioning, checking battery status and unlocking doors, amongst other functions.
Initially available to users in the United States, functionality will roll out for more markets over time.
Press release and picture: Polestar