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Byton closes $500 million Series-B financing round led by FAW Group, opens Nanjing global HQ

Dr. Daniel Kirchert NANJING – Byton concluded its Series-B financing round on June 11, attracting a total of $500 million from multiple investors led by FAW Group, as well as Tus-Holdings, Chinese battery manufacturer CATL, among others. The Chinese smart EV startup also officially opened its global headquarters in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province

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Byton sticking with Q4 2019 SOP, FAW cooperation a “backup plan”

BEIJING – As Byton prepares for the global debut of its second model – a luxury sedan concept capable of L4 autonomous driving – coming up on June 12 at the Byton Night prior to the start of this year’s CES Asia in Shanghai, the primary focus remains to be

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Byton opens L.A. Future Lab, to update development progress at Beijing Auto Show

SANTA CLARA, California – Chinese smart EV startup Byton has opened a new Los Angeles Future Lab and is expected to update its development progress at the upcoming Auto China 2018 in Beijing, the company said in a statement on April 4. The L.A. Future Lab will focus on developing

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From Chongqing to Silicon Valley: Sokon’s SF Motors eyes SF5 smart electric SUV launch in ’19

SANTA CLARA, California – Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, one of the motorcycle “gangs” out of the southwestern city of Chongqing, has just flexed its muscle 6,000 miles away in Silicon Valley as it looks to expand globally and take on smart EV startups like NIO and Byton who have already established

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The Byton bet and the challenge to deliver that different interior experience

Interviewing Dr. Daniel Kirchert and listening to him respond in Chinese is as a strange experience as test riding the Byton Concept with that huge rectangle screen running across the front windshield and interacting with it not by touching but by hand gesture in the air or through a “pad”

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Byton to work with Aurora on L4/L5 autonomous driving systems

SANTA CLARA, California – Chinese smart EV startup Byton and Aurora, a leading self-driving technology company founded by Chris Urmson, former head of Google’s self-driving car project, has reached an agreement that will help Byton incorporate Level 4 (L4) autonomous-driving capabilities into Byton’s vehicles and enable Byton to become among

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