When the Lucid Air hits the market in early 2021, it will employ one of, if not the most advanced suite of driver-assist systems.
According to Lucid Motors, the all-electric Air will be the first electric vehicle offered with the combination of an advanced sensor suite, high-resolution LIDAR, a driver monitoring system and a fully redundant platform as standard equipment on all vehicles.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E looks to have a similar ADAS system, including the use of LIDAR and a driver monitoring system called Active Drive Assist. However, unlike the Lucid Air, Mach-E customers will have to pay extra if they want the system, as it's included in the Ford Co-Pilot 360 Active 2.0 Prep Package.
Lucid has named its ADAS system DreamDrive and has this to say about it: "The first-of-its-kind platform combines the most comprehensive sensor suite on the market with a cutting-edge driver monitoring system, all standard on the first versions of the Lucid Air."
The key features delivered by DreamDrive:
- 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 (adaptive cruise control and lane centering)
- Traffic drive-off alert
- Headlight assist
- Autonomous parking assist
- Pullout control
- Maneuver comfort braking
Lucid's DreamDrive technology suite supports 19 key safety, driving and parking assist features that will be available on Lucid Air upon the start of production.