For the past several years google has been working on a phone model esque os for cars that automakers can customize the polestar 2 which will be the first vehicle with android automotive is set. The slow march of the car industry the volvo polestar 2 is the first google android car google takes its smartphone market strategy to cars starting with the polestar 2.
To show off the latest version of android automotive google and volvo trotted out the new polestar 2 an all electric luxury performance vehicle designed to compete with tesla.
Google auto polestar 2. In the case of the polestar 2 i drove these were google maps phone spotify and the google assistant. The home screen of the android automotive user interface is mostly taken up by four tiles showing your most used applications. Tell me more the power of speech.
The polestar 2 is the first car in the world with an infotainment system powered by android with the google assistant google maps and google play built in. The polestar 2 is the first car to come with embedded google services including the google assistant google maps and google play store in addition to a full suite of downloadable apps. Looking even further ahead polestar is to partner with waymo the self driving car company owned by google parent alphabet.
Expect more google features if the partnership works. The polestar 2 is a google powered all electric tesla competitor coming in 2020 with 275 miles of range and a native android infotainment system by sean o kane sokane1 feb 27 2019 7 00am est. Android automotive user interface.
A polestar 3 the creativity just keeps going is supposed to join the line up eventually as another all electric vehicle like the polestar 2. Back to today and the polestar google system will receive regular over the air software updates as tesla drivers are now used to and polestar 2 buyers will get free internet data for the first three years of ownership. A full fledged software operating system it serves as the base of the car s driver.
On the tech front polestar is the first automobile anywhere to include the new google android automotive os.