Lucid Motors Releases Lucid Air OTA Software Update v1.2.18: New Lidar Features & More

September 13, 2022

Lucid Motors has released version 1.2.18 of the Lucid Air vehicle software, it is an over-the-air update that started to roll out to some customers today. This update delivers improvements to the onboard connectivity, diagnostics, and wireless communications. Plus there is a mention of enhanced and new functionality to the Lidar sensors for future features to the Lucid Air, and more.

I don’t yet have the full release notes, but I will update this story as I get them.

But it does sound like some DreamDrive Pro features are coming?

What’s New in Version 1.2.18

Lucid Motors wrote, “with this update, we’re delivering a series of general improvements and enhancements to your Lucid Air.”

  • We made improvements to your Lucid Air’s onboard connectivity, diagnostics, and wireless communications to provide a better experience for over-the-air updates.
  • We enhanced and added new functionality to your Lidar sensor to prepare for upcoming features that will be sent to your vehicle over the air.
  • We resolved an issue that may have temporarily interrupted the expected…

Again, I’ll add more notes as I get them…

Here is where I found this:

Prior Lucid OTA Updates

The prior version was version 1.2.17 on August 30, 2022 that enhancements that improve the robustness of a component that supports your Lucid Air’s advanced driver assistance system. Then version 1.2.11 on August 24th that delivered improvements to your Lucid Air’s navigation and other minor updates. Then version 1.2.10 on August 12, 2022 that delivered improvements to your Lucid Air’s energy and charging system. Then version 1.2.9 on August 7, 2022 for enhancements and improvements to two DreamDrive features, Lucid Stability Control, and your vehicle’s Stop Mode. Then version 1.2.76 on July 27, 2022 was designed to warn drivers of an “unlikely event” when there is a “concern with battery operation is detected by the vehicle.” Then on version 1.2.75 released July 21, 2022 added several EPS improvements, power steering fix, improved tow and break-in alert to avoid false alarms, especially in hot weather, and communication error fix.. Then version 1.2.7 released around July 11th, which improved the cars software features, specifically improving the over-the-air (OTA) updates. The update comes about a month after version 1.2.6 and almost two months after version 1.2.5 was released. In v1.2.6 Lucid Motors added new languages, key fob improvements, traffic sign recognition, navigation, offline navigation mode, more interactive maps, improved range estimates, other navigation updates, and other minor updates. Version 1.2.5 added new languages, improves key fob, traffic sign recognition was added, and other minor updates.