After rumors of an upgrade have been circulating for some time, luxury electric car maker Lucid has officially announced that wireless CarPlay and Android Auto are now available and come standard with the Connectivity Package.
Today, Lucid announced it on Twitter with a short teaser video and also updated its website noting that CarPlay integration is wireless and “comes standard”.
It’s hard to tell exactly how big a portion of the CarPlay screen is. This is how Lucid describes the entire screen, which extends from the driver’s side instrument cluster to the middle of the dashboard: ”
But given how narrow the display is, it seems like the CarPlay portion is relatively small. However, it’s good to see Lucid adding support as Tesla has a notable objection (including Rivian) to the popular car experience.
Lucid focused on the launch of wireless Apple CarPlay with the tweet above and the Lucid Air connectivity section on their website. However, Android Auto, which was previously seen in testing, is now also available.
Just below the image below, the company says, “Air is even compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and countless other apps.”
For a detailed review of the EV luxury sedan, see my colleague. ScooterLucid Air Touring’s first trip to Electrek:
With a luxury electric car in this price range ($88K to $250K), it seems like CarPlay and Android Auto support should be taken for granted. But that’s not really the norm, as Tesla has been ditching features since 2014. Rivian has also decided to skip the integration for now.
Meanwhile, electric vehicles from Ford, such as the Mach-E, VW ID.4, and Chevy Bolt, have incorporated the capabilities of cars from Apple and Google from the start.
As mentioned above, the CarPlay/Android Auto portion feels a little small compared to the full 34-inch display, but thanks to Lucid for making it to the end. It will be interesting to hear about the real experience of the owners.
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