New Byton brand launch electric SUV at CES

Chinese electric car start-up-future mobility (FMC) has a car company called Byton, with ex-BMW-i-Chef Carsten breitfeld at the top

The new brand shows the first car, a mid-size SUV, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, and before it in the production in the year 2019.

Wide field of view, the FMC in July 2016, after four years as vice-president of engineering at BMW i division, overseeing the car’s development as a Byton ‘ s CEO.

FMC-President Daniel Kirchert said at Byton’s start this week that the SUV, which is similar in size to an Audi Q5, cabin space to rival boast of a Mercedes S-class.

It comes with an extensive list of infotainment features, including a 1250mm 250mm touch screen with menus that are interactive for the driver and passengers.

This is accompanied by a tablet-mounts on the steering wheel and can be used to control vehicle functions.

Kirchert said the car would be capable of a 350 km (217 miles) range in standard form, with a 500 km (311 miles) version also available. He revealed that 10min charging time, 120 km (76 miles) of range.

Byton plans for the equipment of vehicles with hardware position, so that Autonomous driving up to Level 5, where the driver can completely hand over the control. But the SUV does not start necessarily completely Autonomous, instead, over-the-air updates to enhance its ability to require improved technology.

This is a technique, which currently employees of Tesla, which already equips its cars with Autonomous hardware. It is the update of the software over time, with the ambition of all to move his car closer to fully Autonomous.

After the Start of Byton SUV, a sedan is planned to go on sale starting in 2021, before a seven-seat MPV to the line-up: in the year 2022.

FMC is the construction of a production facility in Nanjing, China, the production of 100,000 units per year starting in 2019. When it is fully completed, the site is expected to be in the situation, the 300,000-unit of output per year.

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