Polestar 3 incorporates Zenseact safety AI

  • October 25, 2022
  • William Payne
Zenseact chief executive Ödgärd Andersson

Volvo subsidiary Polestar has launched a new car, Polestar 3, featuring AI powered automotive safety features developed by Zenseact, the autonomous driving software subsidiary of Volvo. Development of the software has been split between company offices in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Shanghai.

The vehicle is designed to improve its performance and functionality continuously through over-the-air software updates. 

The new car uses high-definition maps in real time to see beyond the visible horizon, to better adjust the driving to what is beyond the next turn, and keep the car centred in the lane even when markings are hard to identify.

“The release of OnePilot is a big step towards making driving safer. We are delighted to make Polestar 3 smarter, safer, and more convenient to drive,” Zenseact chief executive Ödgärd Andersson said. 

“Collaborations with industry-leading safety technology partners like Zenseact provide Polestar 3 with cutting-edge ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) solutions. Combining performance and comfort with the latest in AI and updatable safety software is an important addition to our new car,” said Beatrice Simonsson, Head of Product Management at Polestar.  “Millisecond by millisecond, information is collected, analysed, and turned into action by the car. Accidents, incidents, and near accidents will thus become a part of improving the cars in coming software updates. Put differently, the more cars learn from each other’s experiences, the faster everyone will benefit,” said Ödgärd. 

Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Polestar’s vehicles are currently available across Europe, North America, China and Asia Pacific. By 2023, the company plans that its cars will be available in an aggregate of 30 markets. Polestar cars are currently manufactured in two plants in China, with future manufacturing planned for the USA.

Part of the Volvo Group, Zenseact designs the complete software stack for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. Teams are based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Shanghai, China.