BYTON shows M-Byte at IAA 2019 for the first time. BYTON, the premium brand for smart electric vehicles, will continue its tradition of major announcements at the IAA Frankfurt with the first look at its M-Byte SUV.
Two years ago, the BYTON founding team announced the brand’s foundation during the IAA 2017.
With the innovative M-Byte cockpit, BYTON fulfills its promise of implementing a pioneering user-centric operating philosophy.
This includes the 48-inch Shared Experience Display (SED) – the largest display in a production vehicle – the 7-inch Driver Tablet in the steering wheel and the 8-inch Touch Pad between the front seats.
The M-Byte will be unveiled live during BYTON’s press conference on 10 September, 11:35 to 11:50 am, and also shown in its booth in Hall 8, Booth C13, during the IAA Frankfurt’s media and public days.
“Direct contact with journalists and fans, and the unfiltered feedback that comes from those interactions, is extremely important to us. We are proud of the great performance of our team, which has brought a smart electric car from an initial idea on a clean sheet of paper to series production readiness in an incredibly short amount of time. In our case, this also means setting up the necessary infrastructure, locations on three continents and an efficient industry-standard 4.0 production facility in China,” says Dr. Daniel Kirchert, BYTON CEO & Co-Founder.
BYTON M-Byte is positioned as the next generation smart device and developed for the automotive future, in which mobility is increasingly a digital experience.
“About a year and a half ago we presented the concept study of our BYTON M-Byte at CES in Las Vegas. We deliberately chose this location to emphasize our vision to prioritize ‘Digital Power over Horsepower.’ At IAA 2019, we will show the technology and platform that realizes our vision and highlights what we mean by being a gamechanger,” concludes Kirchert.
BYTON aspires to build premium intelligent electric vehicles for the future. Its crafted cars integrate advanced digital technologies to offer customers a smart, connected, comfortable and eco-friendly driving and mobility experience.
BYTON aims to create a premium brand rooted in China which has a global reach. Its global headquarters, intelligent manufacturing base and R&D center are located in Nanjing, China, while its North American headquarters, devoted to intelligent car experience, autonomous driving, whole vehicle integration and other cutting-edge technologies, is based in the Silicon Valley. The company’s vehicle concept and design center is located in Munich. BYTON also has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to handle external affairs, marketing, sales, design and investor relations.
BYTON’s core management team is made up of the world’s top experts from China, Europe and the U.S., all of whom have held senior management positions in innovative companies such as BMW, Tesla, Google and Apple. Their expertise covers automotive design, automotive engineering and manufacturing, electric powertrain, intelligent connectivity, autonomous driving, user interface and supply chain management among other industry sectors, the sum of which represents BYTON’s strengths in manufacturing premium automobiles that are equipped with high quality internet technologies.
These cars are not yet on sale. They do not have type approval and are therefore not subject to Directive 1999/94/EC.