Luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors has appointed Dr. Eugene Lee as Senior Director of ADAS and Autonomous Driving. In this role, Dr. Lee will be responsible for the implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the development of autonomous driving technology for the Lucid Air and the company's future models.
Dr. Lee joins Lucid with more than 20 years' experience in automotive systems development. For the past 13 years, he played a leading role in developing the autonomous driving strategies and technologies at GM and then at Hyundai. As Hyundai's Vice President and Head of the Autonomous Vehicle Development Center, he established the carmaker's 10-year roadmaps for ADAS and autonomous driving, also launching over 70 ADAS products.
At GM, Dr. Lee was instrumental in the development of the Super Cruise automated driving system, defining its concept, technical specifications, and performance targets, while also leading algorithm development. Over the course of his career, Dr. Lee has been awarded 50 patents for his work in the development of automotive systems.
"We are absolutely thrilled to add Dr. Lee to the growing engineering team at Lucid, as he is rightly considered a luminary in the automotive industry," said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors.
"Dr. Lee's expertise strengthens our ability to launch Lucid Air as the most technologically advanced car, with competitive ADAS and AD capabilities supported by future over-the-air upgrades."
"The Lucid Air is a stunning car, with advanced aerodynamics, cutting-edge powertrain technology, and luxurious interiors that wouldn't be out of place on a private jet," said Dr. Lee.
"My role at Lucid is to add even more value to this company's products with class-leading active safety systems and automated driving functionality. Lucid's advanced powertrain technology and intuitive user experience makes the accommodation of these technologies possible, ensuring our customers will experience safe and comfortable automated driving systems."
Dr. Lee joins Lucid in the run-up to the company's planned unveiling of the production Lucid Air in New York in April 2020.