The Polestar 2 Just Got Better With New Software Update
Over-the-air updates are a significant benefit to today’s big-screen connected vehicles. Though the “screen for everything” trend can lead to extra driver distraction in some cases, the constant connectivity lets automakers add new features and refine existing functionality without requiring a trip to the dealer. Polestar recently announced such an update for the Polestar 2, which brings YouTube and improvements to the Apple CarPlay function.
After the update, Polestar 2 owners can watch YouTube videos on the center screen when the vehicle is parked. Though it sounds silly, owners can use the app to pass the time while charging, though the Polestar 2 is far from the slowest-charging EV around.
The update also brought more functionality to the vehicle’s Range Assist function. The system now offers more detailed mileage and energy consumption data and provides a rolling analysis of efficiency over set mileage ranges. It can also analyze exterior data, such as temperature and driving behavior.
Apple CarPlay got a makeover with the update and can now display more phone and media information on the driver display screen. Steering wheel buttons now control phone calls and other functions, which also appear in the driver information display.
If you’re a Polestar 2 owner hoping to get your hands on the update, it became available this morning. Check your vehicle’s infotainment system for notifications.
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