The electrical Polestar 2 is able to obtain its fifteenth over-the-air software program replace. Referred to as model P2.9 internally, the most recent launch brings in-car YouTube compatibility, a characteristic that ought to make charging stops much less boring, and a extra correct model of the Vary Assistant app.
Not accessible in China or South Korea, the in-car YouTube perform lets passengers entry the streaming service through the infotainment system’s portrait-oriented 11.2-inch touchscreen. It solely works when the automobile is parked, so that you should not see somebody streaming Want for Pace whereas touring at 80 mph on I-15, and you will want a great web connection to look at or hearken to your favourite content material.
When the battery is absolutely charged, you may flip off YouTube and hit the highway with a extra correct concept of how lengthy you’ve got bought till the following charging cease. Polestar up to date the Vary Assistant app to “ship extra correct predictions and assist an improved driving fashion.” Drivers can notably monitor the quantity of power they’ve used over the previous 12, 25, or 62 miles, and the app delivers real-time consumption data in order that they will change their driving fashion in the event that they’re utilizing an excessive amount of juice. The replace additionally contains revisions to the algorithm used to calculate the vary left within the battery pack that take “environmental and different elements” into consideration when offering a quantity.
This data additionally seems within the digital instrument cluster. Beforehand, the display screen solely confirmed default vary projections.
Whereas the two is supplied with an Android-based infotainment system, it helps an excessive amount of Apple merchandise. The most recent replace unlocks extra options for iPhone-wielding homeowners, together with further phone- and media-related particulars displayed on the house display screen tile. Drivers also can deal with calls utilizing the steering wheel-mounted buttons, and call- and navigation-related particulars are proven within the instrument cluster.
Polestar notes that the P2.9 replace is appropriate with each 2 whatever the 12 months and powertrain. It is free, and homeowners can obtain it as of June 2023. The enhancements included within the newest model of the software program shall be customary on newly-built 2 fashions as of June 2023.