Despite all the criticism that we as car testers attribute to the vehicle here, we give a not too negative testimonial, including the expected future outlook: The biggest points of criticism prove to be in the areas of navigation and apps. Here we give a system with a large share of Google functionalities a certain “leap of faith” that these errors will be corrected as quickly as possible.
If larger volume brands implement embedded Android automotive systems, the Google Automotive PlayStore will also become more interesting for app providers. Thus, the Polestar 2 infotainment system presents itself as network good 4 in the narrower sense. These net goods increase their benefit for the customers by the fact that more customers use the solution and thus the offer increases. The Polestar 2 therefore behaves in a similar way to the introduction of a game console, for which there are almost no games available yet.