MUNICH –Car data provide fertile ground for new automotive business opportunities, but industry experts say several issues need to be addressed to realize the new revenue that automotive companies hope will compensate them for an expected longer term decline in new car sales. Participants at a “Monetizing Car Data” conference hosted here by the German Read More..
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..