Byton, a self-described “intelligent electric vehicle maker” based in California, has unveiled the K-Byte. This self-driving sedan will be shown at the upcoming CES Asia as a premium sedan concept built on the Byton EV platform. Its main feature is integrated, retractable sensors.
Byton has partnered with Aurora, an OEM autonomous driving technology firm. The K-Byte will be able to drive itself in well-defined parameters with Level 4 autonomy, which is the last step towards a fully autonomous vehicle that can operate without humans at all. This is considered to be “near-term” achievable in today’s automotive market and Byton hopes to capitalize on that, with a fleet of prototype vehicles on the road by the end of 2020.
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