Dear Lucid: Here's our Software Wishlist

In January 2023, the moderators at conducted a poll asking owners and reservation-holders to vote on their most desired future software features in the Lucid Air.  The list below is in order of votes received.

Tap any item for further information and explanation.

Note to Lucid: I honestly believe that if all of these items are implemented, we will have the perfect software system in a car! -Bobby

Andoid Auto

CarPlay functionality was released in March 2023, but Android Auto has still not been added.

Sentry/dashcam mode

Details: Sentry mode allows car to monitor its perimeter when parked and notify owner if an issue occurs. Dashcam allows constant timestamped recording to front and rear and enables saving of video when user wants or in case of accident. Save to USB or cloud as per user preference. User may define upload destination, such as Google Drive.

Further enhancement: location-based enabling option, so may be disabled when parked in home garage, etc. to save battery.

Dog mode - Camper mode

Details: Dog Mode allows the user to set the temperature in the car, and the car will keep the interior of the vehicle at that temperature until the user returns. Car will display a message on the screen letting people know that the dog is safe. It's called dog mode because if you have a cat, you should consider getting a Camry.

Camper mode maintains a set temperature if somebody chooses to sleep in the car and does a bunch of other camper-ish stuff. Why someone would do that in this car I have no idea. Get a hotel room.

User selected display on upper and lower screens

Details: currently, navigation/phone/audio may be shown on the upper screen only or drag to be shown on both screens. Will allow the user to choose what is shown on the upper screen separately from the lower. If the same item is indeed shown on the upper and lower, the lower screen would have greater detail or functionality.

One possible solution is facilitated by moving “Charging” and “Themes” buttons to settings and “Massage” into seats. These 3 open spots would be replaced by Navigation, Audio, and Phone. Other solutions could be explored.

Improved calculation using driving history and possibly other factors. Applicable to miles remaining display as well as navigation.

Currently, the miles remaining is calculated based on EPA testing for the vehicle. Efficiency can vary quite a bit based on driving style, average speed, elevation, headwinds, external temperature, etc. The miles remaining display would take into account the last few miles of driving (amount TBD) to make its calculations. This could be further enhanced to take into account multiple other factors as listed here. For example, GPS reported elevation and wind speed could be incorporated in the calculations.

Partially implemented OTA 2.0.52, now accurate for navigation ending %SOC, but not main display.

User selected display on the right side of the center cockpit panel

Details: currently, unless navigation is active and turn by turn directions are shown at the right edge of the center dashboard screen, that screen shows only the (admittedly pretty) Air logo. This enhancement would allow the user to choose what is shown on that portion of the screen. It could be tire pressures, audio status, phone status, enhanced vehicle details such as efficiency (discussed in a separate item on this poll), etc.

Do not allow HomeLink (and other functions) to be covered by camera displays AND/OR move HomeLink to left cockpit display near headlights, etc.

Details: currently, the rear camera view covers the entire right cockpit display panel as well as the entire Pilot Panel. This enhancement would simply allow the Pilot Panel mode buttons to always be visible as well as the top bar of the right cockpit screen.

Another option would be to move HomeLink controls to the left side of the cockpit display.

Scheduled charging either via app or car (partially impletemented)

Details: Allow for scheduled charging via the Pilot Panel or via the app. (added with OTA 2.0.52)
Further enhancement: location-based charging options for owners with multiple homes or charging sites.

Geofenced automatic HomeLink operation

Details: Currently, the HomeLink menu automatically becomes visible when the car detects it is at the desired location. This enhancement would allow the user to create a preference that automatically activates the chosen HomeLink at the chosen location. Such a function would open the garage/gate when the car approaches and close it when the car leaves the location. In addition, existing HomeLink items could be edited to move the geofence location.

Improved Visualizations on Center Dashboard

Details: display would show a graphic of the Lucid to indicate lights that are on, brake lights, etc. When in ACC or Highway Assist mode, would show the relative positions of other cars, objects, road hazards, etc.

Display efficiency (m/Kw) on left side of center cockpit display

Details: Users enjoy seeing their current efficiency without using to the pilot panel which is dangerous to use during driving.

More Comprehensive Information Displays

Details: Some of the more nerdy among us, myself included, would like to see more information about which the car knows but we don't. Temperatures, efficiencies via graph, charging statistics (daily/weekly/monthly/annual), systems status, prior error codes, regen amount, instantaneous current draw, instantaneous efficiency, graphs of expected SOC versus actual at journey's end, etc. Could potentially be shown as a view option on the right side of the center cockpit display (assuming the car eventually has that) or on the Pilot Panel.

Add other music sources

Details: add other music sources such as Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Prime, Pandora.

Mobile app: Window controls, seat heat and steering wheel heat controls

Details: users have requested these additional functionalities in the app.

User control over Navigation favorite buttons on Home Screen

Details: currently there are two navigation buttons always shown on the home screen: Home and Work. This enhancement would allow the user to select which of those is displayed, change the names, or add additional/subtract items. Additionally, users could delete destinations that were sent to the car from the app and never used.

Exterior lights full off mode

Details: currently it is impossible to turn off all exterior lights. This enhance it would allow the user to do so.

Fine control over intermittent wipers

Details: currently, there were only two settings for intermittent wipers. Many users have requested having more fine control over the settings and having the lowest setting be lower than the current low and the highest setting being higher than the current high. There could be, for example, five settings to allow user control. A pop-up menu could appear when the intermittent wipers button is held down on the left portion of the dashboard and allow the user to select from a menu. Or, alternatively, additional taps of the High button would raise the intermittent intensity and the Low button would reduce it. Additionally, while it is fun to get soaking wet, the wipers should pause when the door is open.

Add video sources

Detail: add video sources such as YouTube, Hulu, etc. for users when the vehicle is parked. Particularly useful during charging. Likely would require a user's cellular hotspot.

Enhanced sound controls

Details: Audio system sound is a highly subjective thing. Having an enhanced equalizer that allows the user to adjust more portions of the audio spectrum would please users who have specific taste in music and its presentation. Such an equalizer could be specific to each sound source, e.g. satellite could have a different saved setting than AM/FM. Such a feature could be enhanced even further to be specific to a certain playlist or individual satellite station. Not only will this enhance sound, but would reduce enormously long discussion threads in the forum about audio.

In addition, adding separate volume controls for audio, navigation voice, and phone are desired. Speed sensitive volume is another common request.

User controlled, enhanced, or geofenced automatic locking versus staying unlocked

1. Some users prefer to keep their car unlocked while it is in the garage. A setting would be added to the vehicle that would allow users to choose a geofenced location to always keep the car unlocked.
2. A setting would be added to the vehicle to temporarily keep it unlocked/locked. This is useful when loading the vehicle in multiple trips or when working in the garage. If chosen, setting would self-cancel the next time the car is driven and revert to standard behavior.
3. User selectable auto-locking delay. This would affect the delay before the car locks itself when the mobile key or key fob leaves the vehicle sensor perimeter. Users have said that when loading a baby or cargo to the rear passenger side of the vehicle, by the time they walk around to the driver's side the car is already locked again. In such a case, the locking delay would be extended. User preference in settings.

Incorporate longer music buffering for all sources to improve performance in areas with intermittent cellular coverage.

Details: "Buffering" has to do with the amount of data that is held in memory when a music source is playing. Increasing the buffer would allow a longer period of music to be held in memory so if the user travels through an area of poor cellular coverage, the music can play from memory until it can pick up better coverage again. Suggested time: three minutes.

User selected options for locking and unlocking (partially implemented)

These settings would be a sub-menu for each key fob/mobile key:

Security Unlock Setting:

Locking Delay when key is out of proximity

Proximity options
MIRRORS ON/OFF (if turned on, mirrors will unfold when key is sensed. If turned off, mirrors will open when door is opened)​
A/C ON/OFF (if turned on, A/C will start when key is sensed. If turned off, A/C will start when door is opened)​
LIGHTS ON/OFF (if turned on, lights will illuminate when key is sensed. If turned off, lights will illuminate when door is opened)​

SPECIFIC LOCATIONS: When a location is added to the list it gets its own behaviors to choose from the above list.

Allow setting a minimum State of Charge (SOC) % upon arrival for route and charge planning.

Details: you just might wish to have a certain state of charge remaining when arriving at their destination. This will recommend charging locations and amount of charging based on this setting.

Memory presets for driver and passenger seat independent of profile. Also easy entry/exit

Details: currently, driver seat position is tied to the user profile. However, a single user may wish to have multiple memory seat positions. This is especially useful during charging because the user might wish to recline or move the seat back. Also, currently passenger seat has no memory options.

Easy entry/exit would move the seat back and the steering wheel out of the way for ease of entry into and exit from the vehicle.

Hide audio sources that are not activated

Details: currently, all possible audio sources are shown across the top of the Pilot Panel while in audio mode. This includes audio sources that are not being used by that specific user. With this enhancement, if a certain audio source is not activated in settings, its icon will not be shown on the Pilot Panel

Allow each user to have a unique app login

Details: individual logins would make profile detection and loading simpler.

Retain last tire pressure in app after car goes to sleep

Details: after a period of time the app shows no information about tire pressures. This request would show last known pressure, and have a warning message that the tire pressure may have changed during vehicle sleep.

Mobile App: Select profile

Details: because there is only one login available across multiple devices, and because many users are now using the mobile key and do not carry the fob, and because facial detection is not always reliable based on steering wheel position and driver height, a user could select desired profile directly from the app. By setting from the app, any adjustments, including seat position, are completed prior to entering the vehicle.

Allowing sharing of user selected options across multiple user profiles

Details: some users wish to have the same or similar settings in their profiles as other users. There are multiple ways to facilitate this, including:
1. allow a user to duplicate and then rename an existing profile. This would allow HomeLink, music, etc., to be shared across profiles and then adjusted per individual as desired.
2. Allow user to display a list of what the a user's profile affects and select the items that user wishes to be shared across profiles. Especially useful for HomeLink.

Vehicle Cellular Connectivity Options

Details: two options here:
1. users have expressed an interest in allowing the vehicle to use their own cellular carrier signal for navigation and other functions. This would be useful if a user's cellular system is faster or stronger in a certain area than the built-in system.
2. Allow the SIM in the car to be changed so a user can use the more prevalent cellular signal in the area and also take advantage of speed upgrades such as 5G.

Show range at destination in %SOC when battery SOC is selected rather than miles.

Details: currently the user can select percent of battery remaining or miles remaining. The users selection should also be reflected in the Range at Destination display shown when navigation is active.

Enhanced mirror fold options

Details: drivers have expressed the desire to have more functionality over mirror folding. With this item, additional options would be available in the settings menu. For example, the mirrors could always stay open or closed when located at a geofenced location.

Planned departures

Detail: enable a calendar function to plan departure times. This will include single, daily, and weekly options. This is useful when an owner would prefer the car automatically apply climate control settings at set times.

Intensity levels for steering wheel heat

Details: three levels of intensity similar to the heated and ventilated seats.

Additional trip efficiency options

Details: currently, the efficiency display options are Trip A, Trip B, and Since Last Recharge. This enhancement would add additional categories, such as Lifetime and Current Trip.

Rear screen audio controls

Details: Add controls to the rear seat screen for audio tracks, source, and volume.