In late May, Polestar confirmed the arrival of the the Apple CarPlay system to its Polestar 2 and the upcoming models. The CEO Thomas Ingenlath posted on the “Official Polestar Community” group the first images of Apple’s integrated system saying it will be released “just at the end of Spring”. “I know it took a long time but final testing closing in for release just at the end of Spring. Thanks for being patient,” Thomas Ingenlath said.
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On June 6, Apple unveiled during the WWDC 2022 Conference a major update to CarPlay, a smarter and safer way to use the iPhone while driving and is already used in more than 600 different models. The updated version of Apple CarPlay will be formally launched in 2023.
The upcoming version of the integrated system will allow users to adjust air conditioning, seats temperature and the option of Apple Maps to run on the behind-wheel screen, and much more. All of these adding to the already known features like getting directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen music.
Later that day, Polestar reiterated the timeline and announced that the new version will also come to Polestar cars: “Apple CarPlay will come to Polestar 2 as part of an OTA update later this month. We’re also thrilled to announce that the next generation of CarPlay will be coming to Polestar cars in the future,” the company tweeted.
In late May, the electric vehicle maker had confirmed the arrival of the system to its models saying that it was “in the final development stages”.
“CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use the iPhone while driving and is already used in more than 600 different models. The integrated system allows the users to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen music, as Apple says. Apps developed by car manufacturers are also supported, so the users can control more features without ever leaving CarPlay,” Apple says.
Polestar announced on Wednesday that had over 32,000 orders globally for Polestar 2 since the start of 2022, representing a increase of 290% versus the same period in 2021. As the global expansion continues, the swedish electric vehicle maker is now 5 markets away from the plan of being present in 30 countries by end of 2023.
Earlier this week, the company confirmed that will debut the Polestar 5 prototype and the limited-edition Polestar 2 BST edition 270 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 23 June.