Laser Sensors Could Change Driving in the U.S.
Automated driving is set to take a big step forward in the U.S.
Electric vehicle startup Lucid says its new car will be the first in the country to come with lidar, according to Bloomberg News. The laser sensor system, which uses beams to map the surroundings, is key to enabling driverless travel.
“The system of cameras, radar and lidar - called DreamDrive Pro - will make Lucid’s Air sedan capable of self-parking, give it an assistant for freeway driving and another for moving at low speed in traffic,” Bloomberg’s Ed Ludlow reports. “The vehicle’s cabin includes an infrared camera that tracks head position, gaze and blinking and pressure sensors on the wheel to detect whether a driver is incapacitated and, in an emergency, bring the vehicle to a complete stop.”
Anyone who wants to get behind the wheel of a Lucid is going to have to pony up some cash. The cars come with a price tag that reportedly ranges from more than $130,000 to nearly $170,000.
The startup automaker has previously said the Lucid Air will get more than 500 miles per charge. That would put it ahead of the Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, the current industry leader at a little more than 400 miles per charge.
Lucid is expected to start delivering vehicles to U.S. buyers before the end of the year, according to Bloomberg News.
California Car Owners: How the State’s Lemon Law Protects You
While the future of driving appears to be automated, the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers continue to have a difficult time producing cars that are safe to hit the road today. Millions of cars are recalled around the globe each year because of serious defects that put people’s lives at risk.
That is where the California lemon law comes in.
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires car manufacturers to perform a wide range of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also requires carmakers to buy back (or, sometimes, replace) covered vehicles that they cannot or will not fix.
Talk with a Los Angeles Lemon Law Attorney
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