Volvo has released some details about the futuristic Polestar Precept, an electric concept car from the Swedish automaker’s EV brand.
Although it’s just a concept, the Precept hints at what the brand has in store for its upcoming vehicles.
The “Precept showcases our future, not as a fancy dream or something out of a sci-fi movie,” said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath in a press release. “This is our reality, to come.”
Here are four cool features that could make it into real-life production cars from the Swedish brand. You might even start to see these features industry-wide.
Android-Powered Infotainment System
Infotainment systems can be so frustrating because there’s no universal standard. While many automakers try to engineer their proprietary infotainment systems to mimic smartphones, it’s never as easy or intuitive. Although Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have helped increased usability, once you leave that app, you’re back to using whatever system the automaker pre-installed.
The Android operating system is the most widely used smartphone OS in the world, so it makes a lot of sense that Polestar will be using an Android-powered system to underpin its infotainment. As a highly configurable and popular system, many people are already familiar with how an Android system and smartphone operate, so should be able to navigate around the Precept’s infotainment system pretty intuitively.