As California-based electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid rolls its first vehicles off the assembly line, the company has announced details of its all-encompassing and appropriately named advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) suite, DreamDrive. Lucid’s long-awaited flagship Air sedan benefits from more than 30 DreamDrive features, including collision avoidance, Traffic Jam Assist, and Highway Assist with infrared camera monitoring to ensure driver alertness as it arrives to customers in the weeks ahead. It is also the first automotive application of Lidar in the United States.
The DreamDrive system, which Lucid lauds as “the most technically sophisticated ADAS system,” utilizes 32 ultrasonic sensors that collect data during vehicle operation. These tiny units are seamlessly integrated into the Air’s exterior design, making them virtually unnoticeable to the eye. In addition, DreamDrive employs 14 visible-light cameras, five radar units, and four surround-view cameras to capture the vehicle’s exterior environment and road conditions. The entire system is supported by Lucid Air’s proprietary Ethernet Ring, a high-speed data network enabling communication between crucial vehicle systems.