Volvo_Polestar_2_crash_test_1Polestar 2 is spearheading the introduction and development of new technologies for the Volvo Car Group. It’s the first fully electric vehicle to be crash tested, the first to feature new Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) technology, and the first to be fitted with new front-inner-side airbags within the Group.

Polestar 2 debuts a new generation of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology, which will also make its way into other products from the Volvo Car Group.

Pilot Assist is an advanced driver assistance system which provides acceleration, braking and steering assistance up to 130 km/h.

There are detection systems for vehicles in front, behind and in the blind spots of the Polestar 2, these can detect pedestrians and cyclists ahead of the car. They are all coupled to steering assistance and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to help ensure that interactions between other road users.


Protecting the battery pack in the event of a collision is crucial. Enclosed in an aluminium case for both protection and rigidity, the battery pack is fully housed within the floor structure. This not only reduces the risk of damage and stiffens the body structure, but also protects occupants by keeping the battery intact in the event of a collision.

To improve safety at slow speeds, Polestar 2 features external sounds as part of its acoustic warning system to let pedestrians know the car is moving.

Polestar 2 is expected to launch in Australia in late 2020, but may have to be pushed out due to global covid-19 restrictions on movements.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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