Lucid Motors announced Lucid DreamDrive, a new advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). It combines the sensor suite with driver monitoring system, all standard on the first versions of the Lucid Air.
The Lucid DreamDrive technology suite supports 19 key safety, driving and parking assist features which will be available on Lucid Air immediately upon the start of production, with another eight features expected to be available later via over-the-air (OTA) updates. Additional DreamDrive capabilities to enable Level 3 driving in certain conditions are also in development.
Lucid Air will come to market with 32 sensors comprised of the latest camera, radar, and ultrasonic sensors, also as a long-range, high-resolution LIDAR placed at the front of the car. Also included in this multimodal sensor suite is an in-car driver monitoring system designed to share relevant information with the driver while ensuring their necessary attention to the driving configuration.
Additionally, Lucid DreamDrive is the first ADAS system built upon a high-speed Ethernet Ring, a unique cornerstone of Lucid Air’s advanced electric architecture, which is a fully redundant platform for key functions like steering, brakes, sensors, and more. This includes redundant independent power sources and communications paths, fail-operational actuators, and fault-tolerant computation.
Lucid worked with key commercial partners for Lucid DreamDrive’s best-of-breed hardware systems, including Here, Continental, and Bosch. However, the work of integrating these systems into Lucid DreamDrive is conducted entirely in-house.
The key features delivered by Lucid DreamDrive include:
- Surround View Monitoring
- Blind Spot Display
- Cross Traffic Protection
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Alerts for distracted or drowsy drivers
- Full Speed Highway Assist (a combination of Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Centering)
- Traffic Drive-Off Alert
- Headlight Assist
- Autonomous Parking Assist
- Pullout Control
- Maneuver Comfort Braking
The production version of the Lucid Air will debut in an online launch on September 9, 2020. In addition to the vehicle’s final interior and exterior designs, new details about production specifications, available configurations, and pricing information will also be shared.