Polestar first to integrate latest in-car Google HD map tech into its vehicles

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Polestar has said its vehicles will benefit from the latest enhancements and developments showcased by Google at CES 2023. Developments include Google’s new HD map that will debut in Polestar 3, and the rollout of remote actions for Polestar 2.

“These developments are the direct result of our strong relationship with Google and show the advantages of integrating the innovative Android Automotive OS in our cars,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.

Polestar 3 is planned to be the first car in the world to feature Google’s new HD map – a comprehensive map that provides highly detailed and up-to-date road information. With the HD map, Polestar will be able to combine its vehicle sensor technology and Google’s precise lane-level and localization data to facilitate driver assistance features like Pilot Assist, as well as future autonomous driving functionality.

An HD map is a highly precise map containing an enhanced level of detail and is critical for assisted driving computation, improving recognition of details like lane markings and localization objects, including road signs.

“Building on our long history of mapping the world, Google’s new HD map is designed specifically for auto makers and we’re excited to continue partnering with leading car manufacturers like Polestar to improve the safety and comfort of drivers everywhere,” added Jorgen Behrens, VP and general manager of Geo Automotive at Google.

Polestar 2 owners can now control their car remotely using a compatible Google Assistant-enabled device, with the introduction of remote actions. This enables the ability to check vehicle status and control certain functions like starting climate preconditioning, checking battery status and unlocking doors, among other functions. Initially available to users in the USA, functionality will roll out for more markets over time.

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