Lucid Appoints Derrick Carty as Vice President of Platform Software Engineering

The newly created position will lead software engineering for the award-winning Lucid Air, including ADAS, audio, infotainment, in-vehicle software and systems architecture

NEWARK, Calif., August 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lucid Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LCID), setting new standards with the longest and fastest electric car on the market with the award-winning Lucid Air, today announced the appointment of Derrick Carty as Vice President of Platform Software Engineering, reporting directly to Michael Bell, senior vice president of digital at Lucid. In this newly created role, Mr. Carty will lead platform software engineering encompassing ADAS, audio, CoreOS/Android framework, embedded software, control platform, AUTOSAR and systems architecture. . Mr. Carty brings decades of global software development experience and user interface expertise to Lucid, including 23 years at Apple, and most recently as a consultant for Lucid’s infotainment software team.

“I am delighted to have Derrick Carty join the Lucid team as VP of Platform Software Engineering,” said Michael Bell, senior vice president of digital at Lucid. “Derrick’s extensive systems architecture experience and ability to lead teams that create user-friendly, easy-to-use software interfaces are crucial as we continue to roll out new Lucid Air features through our software updates. live.”

In this role, Mr. Carty will lead the following teams, helping to deliver software updates for Lucid Air:

  • ADAS embedded platform
  • Audio Architecture
  • CoreOS/Android Framework
  • Embedded software, control platform, AUTOSAR
  • Architecture of hardware systems
  • Systems Architecture
  • Software architecture

Prior to Lucid, Derrick spent 23 years at Apple, Inc., serving in positions as Firmware Manager for Intel Macs, Controller Manager for Mac Systems, Senior Manager for CPU SW, and Group Providing Software for New Macs. . He started a consulting business that provided technical and management advice to several businesses. Derrick holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.

About Lucid Group

Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating cutting-edge technologies and the most captivating luxury electric vehicles centered on the human experience. The company’s first car, Lucid Air, is a state-of-the-art luxury sedan with a California-inspired design that offers full-size luxurious interior space in a mid-size exterior footprint. Leveraging race-proven battery technology and proprietary powertrains developed entirely in-house, Lucid Air was named the 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year®. The Lucid Air Grand Touring has an official EPA estimated range of 516 miles or 1,050 horsepower. Deliveries of Lucid Air, which is produced at Lucid’s Casa Grande factory, Arizonaare currently in progress for US customers.

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