The Polestar 4 has a new digital rearview mirror: Here’s what it means

The Polestar 4 has a new digital rearview mirror: Here’s what it means


Switch between HD digital display and standard glass

Originally featured in the Polestar Directive, this feature was introduced earlier due to technological advances. A 2.5-megapixel camera with a 121-degree field of view provides real-time information on an 8.9-inch HD display. So far, so good. But what if the driver wants to see what’s going on behind the car? Well, a simple flip mode turns the HD display into a regular rearview mirror – keeping all rowdy kids in front under the watchful eye of parents.

“This is not a trick. There are real motivations for taking this decision. First, we can provide an improved line of sight for the driver. The rear camera provides a clearer picture of what is going on behind the car. This is also true for situations that are usually problematic for the driver, such as when the light is not good or if it is raining. Transparency is exceptional. Second, not having a rear window opens up space for passengers. Behind the car, it’s a completely different experience now – think business class meets executive lounge,” says Ola Aldensj√∂, Polestar 4 Product Manager.

It is this combination of enhanced safety (resulting from the increased visibility of drivers through real-time feed from an external camera) and increased comfort (resulting in the highest quality of rear seat use) that is at the heart of this car jumper . This is not just innovation for innovation’s sake. It’s about using technology to bring about meaningful change. And in that way, this departure from the past is somewhat similar to those runners of the early 20th century.

So, here’s to Ray. Your legacy is in good hands.