Good news for owners of Polestar vehicleswho will benefit from the latest improvements presented by Google al CES 2023: the new Google HD mapwhich will make its debut in Polestar 3, and the launch of remote controls for Polestar 2.
“These innovations are a direct result of our strong relationship with Google and showcase the benefits of integrating the innovative Android Automotive operating system into our cars,” he said. Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar.
Polestar 3 and the new HD map from Google
Google’s new HD map will be mounted on Polestar 3, first car in the world to receive it. It is a complete map that provides hyper-detailed and up-to-date road information. With HD maps, Polestar will be able to combine the technology already present within the vehicle’s sensors with precise lane-level and location data, facilitating driver assistance such as Pilot Assistas well as future autonomous driving capabilities.
The importance of an HD map lies in its being a highly accurate map, which contains information that is normally not available in traditional ones. This is especially useful for calculating the assisted drivingimproving the recognition of road markings and tracking objects, including road signs.
“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 working with leading automakers like Polestar to improve the safety and comfort of drivers everywhere,” he said. commented Jorgen Behrens, VP and General Manager of Geo Automotive at Google.
Polestar 2 and remote control
Polestar 2 owners will be able to control their car remotely thanks to a device with Integrated Google Assistant.
This will allow you to check the status of the vehicle and manage some functions such as starting the pre-conditioning of the climate control system, checking the battery status and unlocking the doors. It will initially only be available to US usersbut in the future this feature will also be implemented in other markets.
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