Polestar 2 Gets Upgraded OTA Features

Polestar has upgraded its over-the-air (OTA) capabilities for Polestar 2 vehicles boosting both maintenance access and customer safety and convenience features.

Since December 2020, Polestar 2 owners in all markets have received remote software updates that mean workshop visits will no-longer be needed to benefit from the latest features and functionality developments. OTA updates include new features, bug fixes and stability improvements, to charging speed increases, range improvements and new base software. These are integrated with the car’s the always-connected and always-updated infotainment system powered by Android Automotive OS.

A new safety feature is part of the latest update. Connected Safety warns 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.

Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO, said: “With our latest OTA update we provide improvements to various items including Bluetooth connectivity, climate timers, the digital owner’s manual and the 360-degree camera. It also includes an upgrade to the latest Android Automotive operating system, range improvements and incremental speed improvements for DC charging, as well as a safety-related propulsion bug fix. In today’s age, where we are all used to our phones and computers always running the latest software, we should expect the same from our cars.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


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