Lucid hires former Apple exec to head up vehicle software development

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Lucid has appointed Derrick Carty as VP of platform software engineering, reporting directly to Michael Bell, Lucid’s SVP of digital. In a newly created role, Carty will lead platform software engineering encompassing ADAS, audio, CoreOS/Android framework, embedded software, controls platform, AUTOSAR and systems architecture. Lucid notes that Carty has decades of global experience in software development and user interface expertise, including 23 years with Apple, and most recently as a consultant for Lucid’s infotainment software team.

“I am thrilled to have Derrick Carty join the team at Lucid as vice president of platform software engineering,” said Bell. “Derrick’s wealth of experience with systems architecture and his ability to lead teams that create customer-friendly, easy-to-use software interfaces is crucial as we continue to roll out new Lucid Air features via our over-the-air software updates.”

Before joining Lucid, Carty worked at Apple in a variety of roles including firmware manager for Intel Macs, director of Mac Systems Controller, senior director for CPU SW, and the group providing software for new Macs. He also started a consulting business that provided technical and management consulting for several companies.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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