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Published on January 16th, 2024 | by Sounder Rajen


Polestar 3 And Google Maps Use Send-To-Car For A Las Vegas Road Trip

Google and Polestar are working together closely to make a seamless experience

With the Polestar 3 making an appearance at CES in Las Vegas, and Google send-to-car just announced, the two brands couldn’t resist testing it out with a road trip to an iconic Nevada landmark. Here is everything you need to know about it.

Before starting this adventure, and for those not in the know: CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, is the most important event on the technology calendar. Hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada, every major technology brand in the world uses it as a platform to demo their latest and greatest innovations.

Moreover, the Polestar 3 was at the Android booth to demo Google’s newest additions for cars with Google built-in, namely, Google Chrome browser and send-to-car. Google Maps’ send-to-car feature allows users to pre-plan trips on their mobile devices and then instantly transfer the planned route to their Polestar, convenient.


The new function is also already available on the Polestar 2, but it’s the Polestar 3 and the epic desert roads around Las Vegas that we are interested in today. Despite its recent Formula One race, Las Vegas isn’t exactly famed for exhilarating driving.

However, despite the comfort of the Polestar 3, the Nevada roads were not as exciting to drive. Keep going and you will reach Lake Las Vegas. Not something you’d expect from a desert state, but just over the horizon is the vastness of the Colorado River. 

On top of that, it’s time to turn right onto Lakeshore Road. Add ‘Sunset View Scenic Overlook’ to your route to be treated to incredible views of Las Vegas Bay. Continue on down, keeping Lake Mead on your left, and you’ll reach the Hoover Dam lodge, as well as the start of the final approach to the dam itself.

The Hoover Dam is a monumental feat of engineering. Its hydroelectric plant has been generating energy since 1936, with the entire flow of the Colorado River passing through its turbines. It’s so big, in fact, that Lake Mead was formed entirely by the Dam and when full, can be up to 9.3 miles (about 15km) wide.

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Many a road trips have ended with a visit to the Hoover Dam. Today, a drive in Polestar 3 joins that bucket list, made all the easier with the help of Google Maps and send-to-car. So does this excite you? I hope this service is adapted fast enough to be used on Malaysian roads soon.

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