The Polestar 3 will arrive packed with technology. That includes an advanced driver monitoring system (DMS) designed with Smart Eye. The system will track the driver to make sure they are paying attention to the vehicle properly. Polestar will be demonstrating this technology at CES 2023 in Las Vegas next month.
Show visitors will be able to experience the DMS dual camera setup. It monitors the movement of the driver’s head, eyes and eyelids. Polestar will also demonstrate how AI software can scan and detect driver conditions in real time.
The system features two closed-loop cameras fed into a central Nvidia-powered computer. The system will trigger warning messages and sounds if the driver is distracted, drowsy, or disconnected. The system can even use the emergency stop function. The new DMS is part of a broader suite of technologies that includes lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and more.
“This technology addresses some of the main reasons behind fatal crashes and can help save lives by encouraging drivers to refocus their attention on the road – and being able to take precautions when they don’t, or can’t,” said Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath.
People will experience the technology in the back world later in 2023 once the models start rolling off the production line. The automaker revealed the electric crossover in October, expanding the company’s lineup while borrowing design cues from other models.
It packs two electric motors, which produce 489 horsepower (364 kilowatts) and 620 pound-feet (840 Newton-meters) of torque while returning a range of up to 300 miles (482 kilometers). The Performance Package increases output to 517 hp (385 kW) and 671 lb-ft (909 Nm), but range drops to around 270 (434 km).
While the Polestar 3 will only launch with a dual-motor setup, there are rumors that the company will launch a less expensive version of the crossover, possibly with a single-motor configuration. The Polestar 3 will start at $85,300 (price includes a $1,400 destination fee). The Performance Package is an extra $6,000 and is one option that could help drive the price of the crossover up to more than six figures.