Byton partnership targets L4 autonomy
- February 6, 2018
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
- Category: Industry News
Byton, an innovator of smart, premium electric vehicles, has announced a partnership with Aurora, a leading self-driving technology company.
The partnership will help Byton incorporate Level 4 (L4) autonomous-driving vehicle capabilities into Byton vehicles and enable it to become among the very first group of carmakers to bring L4 and eventually Level 5 (L5) cars to market.
In the next two years, Byton and Aurora will jointly conduct pilot deployment of Aurora’s L4 autonomous driving systems on Byton vehicles. Additionally, the two companies will explore the use of Aurora’s self-driving system in Byston’s series production vehicles. According to the Society of Automotive Engineers, L4 autonomous vehicles can drive independently in most environments, with the expectations that humans may need or choose to drive in some conditions.
Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, CEO and co founder of Byton, said, ‘BYTON is designed for the age of autonomous driving. We are pleased to partner with Aurora, as Aurora is supremely focused on a mission to deliver the benefits of self-driving vehicles safely, quickly, and globally.’
Chris Urmson, CEO at Aurora, said, ‘We are excited to partner with Byton, an innovator in the electric vehicle industry, to further advance our goal of delivering self-driving vehicles quickly, broadly and safely. We look forward to piloting this technology in California.’