Byton M-Byte Has The Longest Ever 48 Inch Touchscreen Display
The 71 kWh, 250 mile standard version will cost $45,000.
The Chinese auto startup Byton unveiled its electric M-Byte prototype at the 2018 CES, and now it plans to reveal the production version of the concept vehicle at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas. The final Byton M-Byte comes with a colossal curved display touchscreen, called Shared Experience Display (SED), which measures 48 inches wide and sweeps along the windshield breadth to bridge one A-pillar to the other.
Marketed as a competitor to the Tesla Model S, which features a 17-inch screen on the dashboard, the Byton M-Byte also has a 7-inch touchscreen display located above the airbag on the steering wheel and an 8-inch touchscreen display fitted into the center stack between the front seats of the car. In addition, the passenger seats are also equipped with two touch screens that allow them access to the infotainment system.
The 48-inch Shared Experience Display (SED) allows the user to control the infotainment system in the car, while the 7- and 8-inch touchscreens aid in the regulation of different car features through either voice or gesture control. The buttons are also present to do the same job.
The SED is the biggest display screen ever featured in a production car. It claims to come with minimum distractions to the driver regardless of its expanded size. One such feature, which makes the SED minimally distracting, is its capability to adjust the screen brightness in accordance with cabin light ambiance. The rest of the M-Byte’s interior also aims to reduce driver distractions by remaining minimalistic with the design. The electric SUV also has a driver observing system to enhance autonomous driving features for increased road safety.
The Byton M-Byte will first be available in China in late 2019 and we predict to see it in the US and European markets by late 2020. We are not sure whether it will reach in the UAE or not.
The 71 kWh, 250-mile standard version will reportedly cost $45,000 while the 95 kWh, 325-mile version will cost a little higher.