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Lucid Motors has unveiled the integration of Dolby Atmos as part of its new 21-speaker Surreal Sound system in the Lucid Air luxury EV. Working with Dolby, the speaker system was tuned for the unique space of the Lucid Air using the legendary Capitol Records Studio C recording studio as the reference design.

Enabling this listening experience is the Lucid Air’s 21-speaker Surreal Sound system, which consists of front, rear, side, and height speakers.

Surreal Sound also helps increase the overall safety of Lucid Air by enhancing driver aids, such as acoustic signalling of notifications, indications, warnings, and all other audio emitted to alert the driver and passengers. Other warnings, such as blind-spot detection, will feature directionality to help focus the driver’s attention.

Derek Jenkins, Senior VP of Design, Lucid Motors, says: “As the first car to integrate Dolby Atmos, Lucid Air delivers an elevated, multi-dimensional sound experience on par with the other innovations at Lucid. The post-luxury experience is not just about beautiful design and next-generation technology, it also speaks to an unmatched in-car experience that engages all the senses.”

Tim Pryde, Director of Music, Dolby Laboratories, adds: “From reimagined classics to some of today’s biggest chart-topping hits, Dolby Atmos Music has been positively embraced and viewed by the music community as one of the industry’s biggest paradigm shifts within the past 50 years. As a company, we are fully committed to bringing immersive audio to all the ways in which music is enjoyed. Automotive is a natural extension for the incredible experience of music in Dolby Atmos, and we are excited to bring this to the world with Lucid.” 

The Air will be capable of a projected EPA range of over 500 miles and 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Customer deliveries of the Lucid Air, which will be produced at Lucid‘s new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, will begin in the second half of 2021.

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