Dr Eugene Lee to head Lucid’s ADAS and autonomous driving

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Lucid Motors has appointed Dr Eugene Lee as senior director of ADAS and Autonomous Driving. He will be responsible for the implementation of ADAS and the development of autonomous driving (AD) technology for the Lucid Air – which will be revealed in New York in April – and other future Lucid models.

Lee brings over 20 years of experience in automotive systems development to the company. Lucid says that for the past 13 years, he played a leading role in developing autonomous driving strategies and technologies at GM and Hyundai. As Hyundai’s VP and head of the Autonomous Vehicle Development Center, he established the auto maker’s 10-year roadmaps for ADAS and AD and oversaw the launch of more than 70 ADAS products. At GM, he is said to have been instrumental in the development of the Super Cruise automated driving system, defining its concept, technical specifications and performance targets, while also leading algorithm development.

Over the course of his career, Lee has been awarded 50 patents for his work in the development of automotive systems.

“We are thrilled to add Dr Lee to the growing engineering team at Lucid, as he is rightly considered a luminary in the automotive industry,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO, Lucid Motors. “His expertise strengthens our ability to launch Lucid Air as the most technologically advanced car, with competitive ADAS and AD capabilities supported by future over-the-air upgrades.”

“The Lucid Air is a stunning car, with advanced aerodynamics, cutting-edge powertrain technology and luxurious interiors that wouldn’t be out of place on a private jet,” said Lee. “My role at Lucid is to add even more value to this company’s products with class-leading active safety systems and automated driving functionality. Lucid’s advanced powertrain technology and intuitive user experience make the accommodation of these technologies possible, ensuring our customers will experience safe and comfortable automated driving systems.”

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Based in Calgary, Canada, Graham covers automotive, technical, motorsport and business assignments for clients in Europe and North America. He previously spent 11 years as a writer and editor for international magazines published in the UK, including Autonomous Vehicle International, and sister publication, Automotive Testing Technology International.

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