Can I start and drive my car without the keyless fob present?

I'm just wondering if I could still drive my car if the fob is in a Faraday pouch after starting the car using the start/stop button. So, I unlock the car via keyless entry, get in, start the car then put the key fob into the Faraday pouch. Would the car stay on and could I still drive it without taking the fob out of the pouch? Many thanks.

Asked on 6 October 2020 by Sean

Answered by Georgia Petrie
I believe the car will stay on even without the key present. When cars are stolen through relay theft, the thieves don't have the key (they just extend the signal from the key inside the house). Therefore, they just can't stop the car because it won't start again if it can't sense the key is nearby. Essentially, if you start it and put it in the pouch then it should stay on but it might flash up some warnings that it can't detect the ley anymore. I wouldn't personally advise it, I don't really know why you'd want to do this either - but, in theory, it could work.
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