Every January, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is held in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA), marks the beginning of the year with a sizable display of cutting-edge technology for the well-heeled consumer to ogle, as well as a more sobering side of talks, presentations, and seminars on possible future directions for technology. It is interesting to note that the exhibition has become increasingly important for vehicle manufacturers to attend and display their wares as cars increasingly become "computers on wheels." One of these will be Polestar, which will show off its brand-new driver monitoring system (DMS), which will come as standard with the Polestar 3 (which will shortly be introduced).
The DMS will monitor the driver's head, eye, and eyelid movements using driver monitoring cameras and software. The system will activate a cascade series of warning messages, sounds, and even an emergency stop feature if it detects a distracted, sleepy, or disconnected driver. By reminding the driver to concentrate their attention on the road and initiating preventive action when they do not or cannot, this technology tackles some of the major causes of deadly accidents and can help save lives.
The event starts on January 4 and lasts until January 7 for those of you in LA at the beginning of the month.
360kW and 840Nm of torque are produced in total in standard (all-wheel drive) version. The optional Performance Pack offers 380 kW and 910 Nm. The Polestar 3 will be the first vehicle constructed on a new all-electric platform created by Volvo Cars and shared with them, with a 111kWh battery delivering an anticipated WLTP driving range of up to 610 km. At Volvo Cars' factory in Chengdu, China, production is expected to start with a gradual ramp-up phase starting in the middle of 2023. Initial shipments are anticipated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023.
Polestar 3 Interior Cabin
Who Runs the Show
Thomas Ingenlath is a unique type of chief executive for a car company: he is a designer rather than a businessman. He has worked with Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda, and from 2012 to 2017, Volvo, where he oversaw the styling divisions. Then he was appointed the head of the newly established independent Polestar EV brand (co-owned by Volvo and Geely). You can rely on him to be focused on high style (not just in his clothing, but also in his automobiles) and to have a better intellectual understanding of what makes a new model significant.
In Copenhagen in October, Polestar unveiled its brand-new Polestar 3 SUV. We stopped by to check it out and meet with Thomas Ingenlath, the CEO of Polestar, since we were already in the area. Here is what we discovered.
The Polestar 3's 400V lithium-ion, 111kWh battery pack, which is also a power source, has a WLTP-tested driving range of up to 610km, has a DC bidirectional charge of up to 250kW. According to Ingenlath, the Polestar 3 is a crucial milestone for the business since it captures the core values of the brand in terms of scale, luxury, ambition, and design. It was created from the beginning to be a Polestar, unlike its predecessors, allowing them to broaden their distinctive brand offers, including what an SUV should look like.
Polestar 3 specs
The huge battery was first positioned low down between the wheels in the overall construction, and the wheelbase was also extended to help provide a roomy interior. Substantial amounts of legroom are provided between the first and second rows of seats. With the 3, Polestar claims to have maintained the typical SUV's stance, ground clearance, and high seating position while combining these with an athletic and aerodynamic roofline and preserving the interior's plush, roomy, and open feeling.
Additionally, there are internal radar sensors that can spot movements as small as one millimeter to assist guard against leaving kids or pets inside cars unintentionally. To prevent heat stroke or hypothermia, this device is also connected to the climate control system. There are also up to ten airbags fitted throughout the interior to protect you in the event of a collision, and beginning next year, Lidar will be an option for those who want to pursue autonomous driving. Polestar 3's materials were chosen for their sustainability records as well as their premium looks and luxurious tactile qualities. These include leather with an animal welfare certification, bioattributed MicroTech, and fully traceable wool upholstery.