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Lucid UX2.0: Air EV gets its first major update

Lucid Air owners will have a host of new features added to their cars with the brand’s first major software update.

Headed by former employees from Tesla and Audi, US startup Lucid has entered the electric vehicle market with its Air luxury sedan, beating the Tesla Model S in claimed electric range thanks to a declared EPA. . 836km . range.

Air deliveries have begun rolling out to US customers from the Arizona factory. Owners will now have access to a host of new features – including on the driver-assist front-end.

Focused cruise and lane adaptation have been combined to create the Highway Assist System, designed to make long-distance driving simpler by driving more actively rather than simply. card if the driver goes towards the white line.

Lucid says its parking aids are now more user-friendly, with smarter graphics.

High beam assist has been added and will automatically switch to low beam when other vehicles or light sources are detected.

The updates will also be applied to the digital dashboard and infotainment panel, which have been changed to offer a more ergonomically friendly layout.

Favorite apps are easier to access, navigation and maps have been placed right in front of the driver, built-in Alexa voice control allows passengers to control climate from anywhere in the vehicle and predictions scopes are now designed to be more precise.

These features will be immediately available to the driver as soon as they sit down thanks to the ‘Instant-On’ feature, which means the touch points in the cockpit come to life when the driver is fastening their seat belt and Ready to drive – no start button needed.

Getting in and out will be smoother with improved auto-locking and unlocking for owners using cell phones or keys, while De-icing Mode will help owners in areas colder climates by simultaneously using the heat setting, wiper movement and fluid to quickly clear the Windshield.

The software will be made available free of charge to all Airs through an over-the-air (OTA) update, which will occur gradually over the following weeks.

Lucid is not alone in providing OTA enhancements; Legacy brands like Ford are following in Tesla’s footsteps in adding the ability to bring new features to owners remotely.

OTA updates will allow Lucid to continuously improve its range of features over competitors like BMW and Tesla.

Lucid Senior Vice President of Digital, Michael Bell said, “Thanks to integrated hardware and software engineering, Lucid has the internal engineering depth to enhance our vehicles long after. as they leave the assembly line… Lucid Air has been designed from the ground up with the ability to get better over time. ”

Lucid has production confirmation by Air for right-handed markets including the UK, but we’re still waiting for indications on when and if the brand will land in Australia.


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