This car review provides an insight into the Polestar 2 and the revolutionary Android Automotive OS which is the first time that the American tech giant has entered and field and offered its dedicated software for an automobile.
What’s Special About The Polestar 2?
The Polestar 2 is a great vehicle that is targeted at Tesla’s model entry variant dubbed Model 3.
As soon as you step into the vehicle, you immediately feel the premium quality materials that Polestar has used in the vehicle.
The Gauge Cluster Is Contemporary
The gauge cluster screen in front of the driver always displays the navigation system which ensures that finding a location while driving is now easier than ever before.
The high contrast display makes the overall experience extremely easy to see even while you are maneuvering through the densely populated urban traffic.
If you feel like you are not interested in seeing the maps all the time, the option of switching over to other modes is also available through which you can see not only the amount of charging that remains in your vehicle’s battery as well as the speed at which you are travelling.
Android Automotive OS Is A Leap Forward
The central infotainment display is an 18-inch super-bright screen that provides drivers with all sorts of information.
Here’s All You Need To Know About The Android Automotive OS
The Android Automotive OS has four main screens which are:
- Car Settings;
- Android Settings;
- Owner Profiles.
This screen allows the drivers to choose from one of the different cameras available on the vehicle and display it on the big screen to see even the minutest details.
The second screen is the “Car Settings” which allows drivers to not only set up the grip of the steering wheel but also other details such as switching on or off the electronic stability control.
A unique selling proposition of the vehicle is its One Pedal driving mode which is particularly convenient for urban traffic.
The maximum charging limit for the EV can also be set from the Car Setting screen and owners can even schedule the charging times.
The third main screen of the car contains all the apps that the users have downloaded on their system and this is the screen that allows drivers to install the App of their choice even from the Google Play Store.
The Android Setting can also be accessed from this screen and these settings resemble what we’re used to seeing regularly on our Android phones.
This may not seem appealing at first, but once you realize that you don’t need to go through a plethora of setting options just to finish a small task, it starts seeming impressive.
The fourth display is the “Owner Profile” in which the owners of the Polestar 2 can add separate profiles for their use which is a pretty neat feature considering that as you switch between the various profiles, just with the push of a single button.