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Polestar Wants You to Catch Up with The Good Place While You Charge

Sick of having to avoid conversations with people who know about the ending to your favourite show? Well, worry no more, because Polestar’s infotainment system will let you stream shows while you charge.

The news is part of a series of tidbits dropped by the company before the Polestar 2, the first car on the market with an infotainment system powered by Android with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and the Google Play Store built-in.

That means that car’s system will not be unlike your phone (if you have an Android phone). It also means you’ll be able to shout (or calmly speak) commands to your infortainment system and keep your eyes on the road.

Polestar promises that the voice system will improve over time, reacting to commands in a natural, conversational way, instead requiring you to guess exactly how the software engineers posed a question at the factory.

The infotainment system also aims to build a personalized experience. When you get into the car, it will open up the last-used applications and personal preferences. Whatever those are.

The brand also promises a minimalist approach, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has seen Polestar design. The brand says, though, that this is to avoid information overload. Polestar will track drivers’ eyes and dim the screens when you aren’t looking, brightening them as you look to the screen for information. It can also gauge the proximity of your hand, bringing up new information as it gets closer to the screen. 

Polestar will fully reveal its design vision in a video on February 25.