The design of Volvo and sub-brand Polestar's new Android-based infotainment system has been revealed as part of the build up to the unveiling, later this year, of the Polestar 2, a new electric sedan set to rival the Tesla Model 3.
Polestar's new demonstration website has been designed for tablets and smartphones only, allowing enthusiasts to experience the layout of its new tablet-inspired infotainment system, which will eventually take over from Volvo's Sensus system.
Like the systems found in Volvo's latest 60 and 90 Series vehicles, Polestar's new setup has a portrait-oriented touchscreen.
The interface of the new Android-based system is an evolution of today's Volvo setup, but has a much tighter integration with Google's services, including Maps and Calendar, and apps available through the Play Store, such as Spotify.
The infotainment units running the Android operating system will also be used by Volvo when it starts rolling out cars based on the second-generation Scalable Product Architecture (SPA).
It's understood the first car to be based on SPA2 will be the third-generation XC90, which should go on sale from 2021.
Within one of the screens is an overhead shot (top) of the upcoming Polestar 2 sedan. The 2 is said to have about 300kW of power and a driving range of around 400 kilometres
The Polestar 2 will be unveiled later this year, and is scheduled to go on sale globally from 2020. The car will be built at a new factory in Chengdu, China.