Published on December 20th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair


Polestar 3 Confirmed For Singapore In Late 2023 With Driver Monitoring System As Standard

The Polestar 3 will get a Driver Monitoring System as standard. Singaporeans are probably excited.

Polestar has been getting a lot of attention from Malaysians as of late after Tun M was gifted a Polestar 2 from DRB-HICOM about 2 weeks ago. Whether Polestar will come to Malaysia is still a little bit of a question mark. For our neighbours down south in Singapore, the premium electric brand has already arrived and made waves.

Polestar Tun M

In fact, Polestar ranks in the top 5 premium EV brands in Singapore with just 152 vehicles sold between December 2021 and October 2022. Now the brand is preparing for the introduction of their largest product yet – the all-electric Polestar 3 SUV. This will arrive in Singapore in the second half of 2023.

Polestar 3

The Polestar 3 will be available way before the Volvo EX90 – but it shares a lot of similarities on paper. They’re both about 5 metres long and built on very similar design and engineering principles. The biggest differentiators, besides the branding, would be the EX90’s extra row of seats and the standard LiDAR system on the roof.

Volvo EX90 being charged

To build the hype around the Polestar 3, the company recently showed off its driver monitoring system (DMS). This piece of safety-related technology will be standard on all Polestar 3 SUVs. It features 2 closed-loop driver monitoring cameras with software developed by Smart Eye of Sweden. Smart Eye has provided 141 designs to 17 car manufacturers and their Driver Monitoring software is in over 1,000,000 cars on the road today including BMW and Polestar vehicles.

Polestar 3

The software in the Polestar 3 in particular can track the driver’s head, eye and eyelid movements. This information is used by the vehicle to understand the driver and to prompt the driver to refocus his attention to the road.


The whole system is integrated with the Driver Alert Control, Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pilot Assist and others. Presumably this will prevent abuse of these Advanced Driver Assist Systems as well as improving driver safety.

The Driver Monitoring System will be shown to the public at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 in Las Vegas happening between 5-8 January 2023.

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