It’s called DreamDrive but that doesn’t mean you can snooze behind the wheel of Lucid’s luxury electric vehicles.
Lucid’s co-pilot uses 32 sensors including 14 cameras, five radar units, four cameras, and ultrasonic sensors throughout the vehicle exterior, and driver monitoring to help drive on highways and for parking.
“It can see things the human eye cannot,” an announcer said at the virtual premiere event.
It has object detection, lane centering to keep you in the right place, and automatic accelerating and braking to keep a safe distance from other cars.
If you are distracted, the car will alert you when your eyes are off the road and suggest stopping at the closest rest stop or coffee shop.
For parking, the Auto Park feature can pull in and out of parallel spots or at a parking lot. It steers, speeds up or slows down and even curbs the wheels when parked on a hill. If you’re parking the car yourself it shows how much distance you have to park, “no matter how crammed or tight the parking situation.”
A more advanced system, called DreamDrive Pro, will come standard in the
The Pro system will have future over-the-air updates to add automatic lane changing on the highway and eventually hands- and eye-free driving. It’ll be a more moderate version of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving update, which costs an additional
At least DreamDrive doesn’t imply that the car can go without a human driver: As Lucid said at the event, it’s intended to “complement your dream car.”