Dirk Abendroth, a former BMW manager and currently a senior executive at electric-vehicle startup Byton, will become chief technology officer at Continental’s automotive division, effective January 1. Abendroth will oversee all global R&D in a new company the German automotive supplier will form next year. The Byton manager, 43, has expertise in key areas such Read More..
Byton has started tests of its Byton M-Byte model on public roads in the Chinese city of Nanjing. The Chinese electric-vehicle startup said it is on schedule with the M-Byte. It cited its global engineering network, with facilities in Europe, the US and China, as a key factor in the development. The M-Byte is scheduled Read More..
Byton’s first production vehicles will feature technology from BlackBerry, including the Canadian company’s QNX SDP 7.0 real-time operating system and Hypervisor 2.0 software. BlackBerry was chosen as a supplier for its ability to partition and isolate safety-critical and non-critical systems, the firm notes. Jeff Chung, VP for intelligent car experience at Byton, said in a Read More..
Byton has unveiled a concept previewing its second car, the K-Byte sedan, in advance of CES Asia in Shanghai. This is the result of a partnership with autonomous driving technology firm Aurora, and the two companies claim that they will have a fleet of level 4-capable vehicles ready for testing by the end of 2020. Read More..
BERLIN — Consumer electronics will play a key role in the new generation of passenger cars coming to marketing in coming years, a senior Byton executive said Thursday. “The vehicle of the future will be a combination of consumer electronics and automotive,” Jeff Chung, Byton’s vice president intelligent car experience, told the automotiveIT Congress here. Read More..