"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."
Security has been of the highest priority in developing the Polestar Digital Key. 18 Bluetooth sensors 2 communicate with the paired device to support accuracy, secure authentication.
Strategically positioned sensors around the vehicle detect the approach of the paired device. The sensors pinpoint the position of the device, allowing the doors, tailgate or charging lock button to be opened or activated with enhanced accuracy and security.
The digital key is immune to relay attacks as it does not operate on radio frequency, and the encrypted Bluetooth signal is entirely reliant on the paired device being within physical range of the sensors.
With the latest over the air (OTA update), the Polestar app now includes vehicle functionality (beta). Battery status, remote climate start and remote locking are now available, with more functions to be added over time.