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Lucid chooses Mobileye as partner for autonomous technology

Lucid will launch its first car, the Lucid Air, with a complete sensor set for autonomous driving from day one, including camera, radar and lidar sensors. Mobileye was chosen to provide the primary compute platform, full eight-camera surround view processing, sensor fusion software, Road Experience Management (REM) crowd-based localisation capability, and reinforcement learning algorithms for Driving Policy. These technologies will enable a full Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) suite at launch, and then enable a logical and safe transition to autonomous driving functionality through over-the-air software updates.

Mobileye is expected to provide a dual set of EyeQ 4 system-on-chips. The chipset will process a full eight-camera surround view system, providing full 360-degree visual perception. Consistent with other Mobileye programmes, the camera set includes a forward-facing trifocal-lensed camera and an additional five cameras surrounding the vehicle.

In addition, Mobileye will offer sensor fusion software that incorporates data from radar and lidar sensors, along with the camera set, in order to build the critical environmental model necessary to facilitate autonomous driving.

To complete and strengthen the environmental model, Mobileye’s REM system is intended to provide the vehicle with highly accurate localisation capability. Lucid vehicles will benefit from the near real-time updating of the collaborative, dynamic global Roadbook high-definition mapping system. Data generated from Lucid vehicles can be used to enhance the autonomous driving software and will also contribute to the aggregation of Mobileye’s Global Roadbook.

“Mobileye’s suite of automated driving technologies represent key elements in the development of automated driving systems in the Lucid Air,” said Peter Rawlinson, CTO of Lucid. “Lucid is striving to take a leading position in safety and intuitive usability. We look forward to working with Mobileye on important aspects of achieving these goals.”

“We are looking forward to bringing our full suite of product offerings to enable ADAS and eventually Autonomous Driving on Lucid Motors vehicles,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, Chairman and CTO of Mobileye. “The choice of Mobileye is further evidence of the unique capabilities and value we can add to a variety of automaker customers, both established and emerging.”

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