BYTON, an electric vehicle manufacturer announced a wide range of partnerships aimed to enliven the user experience, centered on a 48-inch display, the BYTON Stage. Each of these partners brings a unique dimension to the in-car experience of the BYTON M-Byte. In addition to these partnerships, the company announced the BYTON Developer Program as a way for innovators to further enrich the user experience.
ViacomCBS and ACCESS announced a partnership in 2019 to make the global media and entertainment company’s TV brands accessible to vehicle passengers via the ACCESS Twine™ for Car system.
From this partnership, ACCESS will be able to supply ViacomCBS content to 48-inch screen display. The BYTON Stage offers a platform to present video content. A rich video experience will make spending time in the BYTON M-Byte between journeys every bit as engaging as time spent on the road.
BYTON users will have access to cutting-edge hyper local forecasting technology from AccuWeather, the proven leader in worldwide weather forecasting accuracy. As part of the BYTON connected car strategy the M-Byte, using AccuWeather, will not only report the weather conditions on-demand but intuitively inform users of upcoming changes in weather at their destination.
BYTON users will be able to safely leverage the ubiquity of their smartphones with Aiqudo’s Voice to Action® platform by allowing voice commands in the vehicle to seamlessly engage with mobile apps, via Bluetooth, using simple and natural language commands.
Aiqudo’s Q Action® engine automatically figures out which app you mean to call up with your preferred action, so you can focus on getting things done. To further enhance the experience, the Aiqudo solution supports BYTON’s rich graphical user interface for visual information and touch interaction.
BYTON and CloudCar aim to redefine the in-vehicle user experience through a voice-first, natural-language interface that is ideally suited for drivers. The CloudCar platform’s on-board and cloud-based infrastructure provides global access to unified, infotainment services. Its expanding network of content partners work together to provide the best possible experience from the comfort of the M-Byte.
BYTON and Road.Travel together offer a solution for easy online trip booking to worldwide destinations with curated recommendations for every leg of the journey. Trips can be customized to match a specific budget or created on demand with the help of AI. Road.Travel will offer notifications about nearby places to eat or visit and help with reservations.
BYTON in partnership with Xperi will bring HD Radio into the M-Byte experience. Using digital audio broadcasting technology, HD Radio by Xperi, stations offer digital audio, multiple channels of programming per station, and rich text and image metadata onto the BYTON Stage. Today, HD Radio is widely supported in the US with more than 2,300 individual stations, offering over 4,000 digital audio services.
BYTON’s support of DTS Connected Radio allows automatic switching to a station’s IP audio stream, when driving out of the terrestrial broadcast coverage area.
The BYTON Developer Program offers a platform to create and integrate content and services that will begin to unlock the full potential of the company’s pathbreaking user interface, centered on the 48-inch BYTON Stage.
As part of the BYTON Developer Program, the company released UX Design documentation and app development guidelines for partners and developers. BYTON is developing apps and services for entertainment, health, productivity, eCommerce and other experiences that seamlessly merge the mobile and automotive worlds.
Source: Press Release