Swing open the sturdy driver's door and you’ll immediately spot a large vertical tablet in the centre of the dashboard, which otherwise has a simple, sleek design. You can unlock the door with your smartphone and you don't need a key to start the engine either.
The brain of the infotainment system comes from Google: this Polestar is one of the first cars to use the so-called Android Automotive OS, which proves to be very powerful, fast and above all user-friendly. The tablet is divided into four tiles, one for each function, ranging from calling and media to vehicle data to navigation.
Navigation is of course via Google Maps. The maps are crystal clear, dynamic and information-rich. You can quickly zoom in and out using two fingers, and the maps also give you a clear overview of the route and your range with the current battery charge.