Given the software bugs they're currently fixing I would expect it later rather than sooner. Unless people are signing something at delivery, Lucid could have a problem with what they're advertising on their website vs. what they're actively delivering. I saw this -
"Throughout your trip, you can interact with Lucid Air in a variety of ways. With Alexa Built-in, you get deep integration of in-car controls just by talking. Alexa can help you adjust your seat heaters, lighting, sunshades, navigation, and more. DreamDrive driver assistance offers peace of mind. And Surreal Sound™, Lucid’s available 21-speaker immersive audio system, elevates the entertainment experience. Air is even compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and countless other apps."
maybe they get away with using the word "compatible" but when you see no * anywhere on that statement it's kind on insinuating that the car is equipped already. All it will take is one frustrated customer to potentially look into legal action.
I don’t think it’s going to be years but I think is early adopters just need to have some patience. I’m looking at it this way, is the software complete and bug free? No. But, Lucid has a limited window to show deliverables before negative stories start hitting all the outlets.
People will be more forgiving with little features, fixes released on a regular basis vs waiting a year with no changes at all. Legacy car makers can afford to do this as they have their brand established but Lucid can’t or it could be detrimental to the success of the company.
Time will tell but I’m hopeful we’ll see incremental improvements sooner rather than later. I would like to see how far they’re going to take CarPlay. Would be cool if it uses the EV features in Apple Maps as well