These sensors detect when the owner approaches but only if they’re carrying their smartphone. From just within an arm’s length, the sensors can pinpoint the position of the device and will then allow the doors, tailgate, or charging lock button to be opened or activated. The car can only be started once the phone is inside to prevent unintentional starting.
“The Polestar Digital Key is one of our most anticipated features, because the convenience of not having to carry a physical key is invaluable,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “Being able to use your phone as the key makes sense especially in an age where our phones take care of most of our daily needs already, and it’s the one device you always carry with you.”