Lucid Motor’s UX system is hosted primarily across two touchscreens. The first is the Glass Cockpit, a 34-inch curved instrument display that spans half of the dashboard. At the center console is the Pilot Panel, a tablet-like touchscreen that can display more detailed controls for systems, such as the HVAC and interior lighting, and function as a secondary screen.
The Glass Cockpit is split into three different sections. On the left, core vehicle controls, such as window defrosters, lighting, and wiper settings, are displayed. The center features a customizable digital instrument cluster, which can display information such as speed and range, or other features of the user’s choosing. When certain features of the car’s ADAS are activated, this portion of the screen displays 3D models of the Lucid Air and other vehicles around it. The right-hand side of the screen acts as a central display for managing infotainment features such as navigation and media.
In addition to displaying climate controls and seat functions, the Pilot Panel can also serve as a second screen to the main display. For example, menus can be swiped from the Glass Cockpit to the Pilot Panel – allowing users to access enhanced controls for their chosen feature. The panel can also be retracted to reveal a storage space.
Lucid’s UX system also features a surround sound system with Dolby Atmos, which enables the delivery of directional auditory cues for alerts, notifications, and warnings to the driver and vehicle passengers. The infotainment system also supports several software integrations – including native Alexa AI capabilities and smartphone mirroring with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (which can be connected wirelessly).
The Lucid User Experience is powered by the Lucid Ethernet Ring. This foundation links processors across the vehicle with an ethernet connection, allowing vehicle systems to quickly communicate with one another. The architecture’s integration of mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity facilitates Over-the-Air (OTA) software updates. These updates will be leveraged to expand the vehicle’s on-board ADAS system.
Users can extend the vehicle’s functionality with Lucid’s smartphone app. The app enables users to plan navigation journeys and send them to the car, locate nearby charging stations, and precondition the car’s temperature.