Polestar 2, Volvo’s electric vehicle to be available in early 2020, will be the first vehicle to use Android Automotive OS.
By this time, it is known that a few car manufacturers have used Android parts in infotainment systems, but none of them were officially official versions of Google. This will change soon after Google launches Android Automotive OS.
Volvo’s forthcoming electric vehicle Polestar 2 will be the first vehicle to run Android Automotive. Google encourages developers to develop applications for Android Automotive.
Android Automotive is quite different and more powerful than the Android systems that have been used in vehicles. Previously used systems were the adaptation of the operating systems on the phones to the vehicle screen. Unlike Android Automotive, they will work on the car and provide access to many car functions.
Polestar 2; It will have an 11-inch touch screen with Android Automotive operating system, which provides access to applications, media, and vehicle functions. Drivers will be able to see the level of the vehicle charge through the screen, download the application and control the door locks. In addition, a mobile phone paired with the vehicle to approach the vehicle will open automatically.
Android Automotive is now available to developers for application development. Even Polestar 2’s widescreen display shows the launch of a Spotify version that will enhance the user experience. Vital systems, Android software is located in a protected area. In this way, developers can not break anything important.
Polestar 2 will be the first vehicle to work with Android Automotive when it is released early next year. The vehicle will have a 78 kWh battery and 408 horsepower. With a full charge, you can travel over 440 kilometers. The vehicle is expected to be priced at $ 63,000. Another cheap version will be released with a starting price of $ 55,000.