Polestar, the performance electric vehicle brand from the Geely Group, has announced that it will collaborate with Mobileye, a leader in autonomous driving technology, to bring hands-off and eyes-off autonomous driving to its upcoming Polestar 4 EV. The Polestar 4, which went on sale in China on August 25, 2023 and will go global in 2024, is a sleek SUV coupe that will feature Mobileye’s Chauffeur platform, which will be manufactured and integrated by ECARX, a Chinese technology company.
Mobileye Chauffeur: a safer and more convenient way to enjoy autonomous driving
Mobileye Chauffeur is an advanced autonomous vehicle technology platform that will enable Polestar 4 drivers to enjoy hands-off and eyes-off, point-to-point autonomous driving on highways, as well as eyes-on automated driving for other environments, in identified operational design domains. Mobileye Chauffeur will use Mobileye’s EyeQ6 system-on-chip, RSS-based driving policy, 360-degree surround camera system, and REM-powered Mobileye Roadbook map, as well as next-generation active radar and lidar sensors, to provide the additional sensing layer needed for eyes-off autonomous operation.
Mobileye Chauffeur is the successor of Mobileye’s SuperVision platform, which will be featured in the Polestar 4 from the start. SuperVision is an advanced driver assistance system that offers lane centering, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, and other features. SuperVision also builds a bridge to fully autonomous driving by allowing drivers to switch to Chauffeur mode when it becomes available.
Mobileye Chauffeur is the result of two decades of experience in applying artificial intelligence in more than 150 million vehicles worldwide. Mobileye’s president and CEO Prof. Amnon Shashua said: “We congratulate Polestar on innovating in consumer vehicles through this program and are proud of our continuing work with the Geely Group in adopting our technology portfolio. Mobileye Chauffeur will offer consumers a safer, accessible way to enjoy autonomous vehicles as the next revolution in personal transportation.”
Polestar 4: a performance electric vehicle with driver engagement and exciting dynamics
Polestar 4 is the latest model from Polestar, a brand that aims to redefine performance electric vehicles with pure progressive design and cutting-edge technology. Polestar 4 is a four-door SUV coupe that combines a powerful electric drivetrain with a sporty and elegant design. Polestar 4 has a range of over 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than five seconds.
Polestar 4 is also designed to offer driver engagement and exciting dynamics, with a chassis that can be adjusted by the driver to suit different driving modes and road conditions. Polestar 4 also features a high-performance sound system, a panoramic glass roof, and a minimalist interior with vegan materials and recycled fabrics.
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath commented: “We are very keen to push innovation in our performance electric vehicles together with Mobileye. We know that driving yourself is not always fun and exciting – this technology means our customers could enable autonomous driving when they want, making all future journeys enjoyable.”
Polestar 4 is expected to be delivered to customers in China by the end of 2023 and in other markets in 2024. More details about the integration of Mobileye Chauffeur are to be released closer to production launch.