Design interview: Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar


“We have to play our role in ensuring that the transition into the new age is a successful one”

Was 2018 a stand-out year? I don’t know. One thing that is definitely true is that the search continues with autonomous driving – it’s like everybody has a different answer, and that is exciting, as you actually see the experimental options. You might not agree with everything, but it might be an indication of a time when you just simply explore, and it’s fair to let people do that without being too judgmental. What seems too much of a contrast right now is how you have futuristic-looking concepts with no steering wheels, in contradiction with the overwhelming embrace of traditional ‘big production car’ values, like the long bonnet, the super-coupé.

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