Polestar uses suede-like textile MicroTech and ”AI brain” for its first SUV
Polestar 3 also comes with safety features such as interior radar sensors that can detect sub-millimetre movements in the interior of the car.
By EDITORIAL TEAM
October 14, 2022
For the design, the company shares that Polestar Precept has served as inspiration and also retaining the hallmarks of an SUV, including a powerful and wide stance. This results in effective aerodynamic optimisation, also thanks to a front aero wing that’s integrated into the bonnet, an aero wing integrated into the rear spoiler, and rear aero blades.
— This car has been designed as a Polestar from the start and features new defining characteristics for us — like the dual blade headlights, SmartZone and front aero wing, says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.
Materials used inside aim to combine sustainability, premium aesthetics, and tactility. These include bio-attributed MicroTech —a suede-like textile made from recycled polyester — and animal welfare-certified leather plus fully traceable wool upholsteries. Once the production begins, a complete life-cycle assessment (LCA) will be completed on the car.
Polestar 3 is also the brand’s first car to feature centralised computing with the NVIDIA DRIVE core computer, running software from Volvo Cars. The brand describes it as ”the AI brain”, a high-performance automotive platform that processes data from the car’s multiple sensors and cameras to enable advanced driver-assistance safety features and driver monitoring. Speaking of safety, the car carries advanced active and passive safety technology from Volvo Cars, such as interior radar sensors that can detect sub-millimetre movements in the interior of the car to help protect against accidentally leaving children or pets inside. The system is also linked to the climate control system to avoid heat stroke or hypothermia. Further collaborations with industry-leading safety technology partners like Zenseact, Luminar, and Smart Eye, provide Polestar 3 with seamlessly integrated ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) technology.
Available to order from the second quarter of 2023, the optional Pilot Pack with LiDAR from the mentioned Luminar come with three cameras, four ultrasonic sensors and cleaning for the front- and rear-view cameras, providing accurate real-time data about and enables enhanced 3D scanning of the car’s surroundings in greater detail. It also helps prepare the car for autonomous driving.
— Polestar 3 is a powerful electric SUV that appeals to the senses with a distinct, Scandinavian design and excellent driving dynamics. It takes our manufacturing footprint to the next level, bringing Polestar production to the United States, says Ingenlath.
Production for initial launch markets is planned to begin from mid-2023, with first deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2023. Additional manufacturing at Volvo Cars’ Ridgeville, South Carolina facility in the United States, is expected to follow towards the middle of 2024.