Polestar 2 will have automatic and battery protection

Polestar 2 will have automatic and battery protection


Excitement for the launch of the Polestar 2, the first electric device using Android Automotive, is growing as the Volvo subsidiary revealed more details about the model. Last week, its price in the US was revealed – $59,000 – and now the automaker has revealed more details about its safety systems.

The all-electric vehicle will be the first to use Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology, an automated test that will also be offered on other Volvo products. The system provides support for acceleration, braking and steering up to a speed of 130 km / h.

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The front, rear and blind spot detection systems will be accompanied by steering assistance and autonomous emergency braking. At low speeds, the Polestar 2 will use another system, the Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS), with a series of loudspeakers that inform pedestrians and other vehicles that the car is moving – a problem. when you think about silent motors of electric cars.

“We deliberately didn’t want the Polestar 2 to sound robotic or aerial,” explains Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath. “We wanted subtle natural sounds that let pedestrians know the car is moving. At the same time, we wanted the Polestar 2 to sound unique.

Protecting the battery in the event of a collision is important in electric vehicles. In a head-on collision, it can be thrown from the car and fatal if it hits anyone in its path. The Polestar 2 battery will be housed in a robust aluminum cabinet in the car’s floor structure. The company says this design reduces the risk of damage, strengthens the car’s chassis, and keeps the battery intact in the event of a collision.

If an accident is detected, the battery will automatically disconnect from the other vehicle, which should help prevent electrical hazards. In the absence of a combustion engine, a frontal protection system that protects the occupants of the car and the battery from direct frontal impacts, for example with poles.

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