Byton and Aurora advance autonomous driving

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Byton, a Chinese electric vehicle brand founded by Future Mobility Corp, has partnered with Aurora, a self-driving technology company. The partnership is intended to help Byton incorporate Level 4 (L4) autonomous  vehicle capabilities into its cars with a view to being among the first car manufacturers to bring L4 and eventually Level 5 (L5) to market.

Over the next two years, the partners intend to jointly conduct pilot deployment of Aurora’s L4 autonomous driving systems on Byton vehicles, as well as exploring the use of Aurora’s self-driving system in Byton’s series production vehicles.

Dr Daniel Kirchert, president and co-founder of Byton, stated, “I’m confident that Aurora will be instrumental in helping Byton achieve its objectives as an innovator of smart, premium electric cars with L4 and L5 autonomous driving.”

Chris Urmson, CEO at Aurora, added, “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.”

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Adam divides his time as an editor between the worlds of aviation and motoring. These worlds may seem a little diverse today, but autonomous technology and future urban mobility is bringing them ever-closer. Adam is also chairman of the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.

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