High fidelity. A term used to describe a sound system’s ability to faithfully reproduce sounds without distorting them. Fidelity, taken by itself, means faithfulness to an idea or approach. A single-mindedness Polestar shares with audio innovators Harman Kardon.
Therefore, the process was accordingly collaborative when it came time to design the sound system for the Polestar 2. Both Polestar and Harman Kardon knew that staying true to our shared values was the only way to bring this system to life. It was crucial to express our commitment to our common ideals: obsessive design, technological innovation, and a minimalistic approach.
A truly high level of fidelity.
Hear Industrial Designer Jan Geisler go through the process in the Harman-produced video above.
The Overview Effect: a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. Those who have experienced it describe a new understanding of the uniqueness, fragility, and relative smallness of our one and only home. And while it’s easy to imagine the impact this must have; it seems that spaceflight is a prerequisite. Which is why we sat down with Karen Nyberg.
A core principle of sustainability is future-proofing. Keeping items in use saves energy and reduces waste, as they’re thrown away or replaced less often. There are any number of ways to ensure a product doesn’t become obsolete. Durable materials. Timeless design. And OTA software updates, like the latest one available for Polestar 2.
Time is running out. To stay within the 1.5-degree target, we need to take immediate action. In the quest for circularity, transitioning to electric transport is one of several imperative steps. This step calls for a change in behaviour, from people, businesses, and governments. Because frankly, we don’t have time not to.