Polestar unveils the Precept and its vegan interior made from recycled materials

The brand linked to Volvo has unveiled a new concept car that explores very advanced recycling solutions for the passenger compartment, using plastic bottles, fishing nets or cork from the wine industry.

Unable to present it at the Geneva motor show canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic , Polestar has unveiled its new Precept concept car  via the Internet . A superb electric sedan that does not foreshadow a series model but wants to trace the brand’s guidelines in terms of durability , digital technology and design. Once is not custom, Polestar therefore knowingly ignores the technical data concerning the electric motor and the battery whose performance and autonomy are unknown .

It is true that the Precept has a lot to tell in other areas, starting with the hard work done on the sourcing of the raw materials used for the fabrics and the elements of the passenger compartment. We learn that the seats are covered with a fabric that has been knitted from a yarn from recycled plastic bottles.

The Nylon 6 used for the floor mats comes from recovered fishing nets while waste and cork from the wine industry were used to make the seat cushions and headrests. In addition, Polestar collaborated with the Swiss company Bcomp, specializing in natural composite fibers, to develop a material based on linen. which made it possible to reduce by 80% the internal plastic elements.

Gaze and proximity detection

On the digital part, the technologies present emphasize the ergonomics of the user interfaces , with a 15-inch infotainment screen based on Android which recognizes the driver and adjusts the content and the brightness of the display according to proximity . When the screen detects that an occupant is reaching for the screen, it displays more information, enlarges the buttons and sliders and increases the brightness. The rest of the time, the display is more discreet and less intrusive.

For driving, the driver has a 9-inch screen that detects the gaze to adjust the amount of information broadcast: smaller and more detailed when the driver is focused on the screen and reduced to the vital information displayed larger and brighter when he fixes the route. Another very interesting detail: Google Maps and the driver assistance system have been merged “for safer maneuvers and more precise forecasts according to traffic conditions”. Google Assistant is also available for voice control and it includes more languages ​​and dialects, dixit Polestar.