Byton M-Byte Electric SUV Shows Its High-Tech Cockpit In Greater Detail

Chinese EV startup Byton has released new photos displaying the high-tech digital cockpit of its first production model, the M-Byte crossover.

Compared to the previous images shown at the CES earlier this year, the new ones go into greater detail, revealing other key interior elements besides the wraparound dashboard that measures a gigantic 48 inches (!) across.

Those include the other two screens, a 7-inch Driver Tablet flanked by physical buttons mounted at the center of the steering wheel, and the 8-inch Byton Central Touchpad placed between the front seats.

Also Read: Chinese EV Startup Byton Set To Launch In Europe In 2020

It will be interesting to see how the driver can cope with the three sizeable displays, one of which is as big as seven tablets, without being distracted. Why, even the one on the steering wheel is bigger than the main infotainment screens found in most vehicles today.

The latter serves as one of the main interfaces the driver can use to configure the vehicle and interact with the 48-inch Shared Experience Display (SED) and is flanked by physical buttons for the cruise control system as well as the audio system. There’s also a home button for the display and an up/down switch to toggle between the screens. Fortunately, the screen does not rotate with the steering wheel.

As for the 8-inch Touch Pad placed in front of the center armrest, it gives the front passenger the possibility of controlling the SED and also features controls for the climate control system and seats. Also present onboard )though not shown in the photos) are rear-seat entertainment screens that also share content with the SED.

Finally, one of the images provides a close look at the transmission controls of the Byton M-Byte placed on the dashboard underneath the central air vents. Overall, Byton claims the cabin “creates a comfortable and warm atmosphere similar to a high-end living room.” Just remember that you’re actually driving, so you don’t want to relax too much…

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  • WalthamDan

    Will Batteries Plus carry new screens for when that 8″ armrest one gets hit?

  • Leconte Dave

    What’s the point of this huge screen…

    • StrangerGP

      more screens = more bling these days :/

    • Jay

      As the big bad wolf would say. “The better to see things with”

  • ME

    Why is everything tech related? What about how nice the leather seats look?

    • Harry_Wild

      It is not PC to mention leather seat now! It Vegan seats!

  • Stephen G

    That’s got to be a joke.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    The problem these days is that cars are made like living rooms.
    Driving shouldn’t be relaxing, you need to be wary of everything around you when you drive.

  • PhilMcGraw

    I don’t see how the airbag being deployed won’t cause shards of glass or a screen to hit my face.

  • erly5

    Where’s the dimmer switch? Brightness of that full length screen would be so distracting, especially at night!

    • Alx

      the nighttime mode is likely the dark display in photo 6/6

    • GT

      It would auto dim or swap to a night mode I’d guess (as other cars do)

  • Harry_Wild

    It about time that we have a bigger infotainment screen in our cars! Sick of the 4”size in my Mustang GT!

    • brn

      Two 4″ screens and one 8″ screen in my Ford. I’d have no problem ditching the 8″.

  • chris

    I’d be embarrassed to show this off…

  • THIS IS AN ERGONOMIC MESS. EVEN IF THE CAR DRIVES ITSELF YOU STILL WANT TO LOOK OUT THE WINDSHIELD. THE AVERAGE PERSON STARING INTO THEIR TELEPHONE WON’T EVEN BOTHER TO LOOK UP AND USE ALL THOSE SCREENS.

  • SCREW OFF SWEETIE. IF YOU HAD A BIG BY ACCOUNT YOU COULD USE THE “BLOCK USER” BUTTON. BUT SINCE YOU’RE A PROFESSIONAL TROLL WHO CREATES MORE THAN ONE DISQUS ACCOUNT YOU CAN’T. HA! JOKES ON YOU BABE.

  • OH LOOK, A NEW SCREEN NAME. WOW, YOU ARE CREATIVE.

  • Six_Tymes

    COOL. It surely is better than what Tesla currently offers. This looks more futuristic, and usable.

  • GT

    That AC controller screen is going to be fun to use when it’s covered in dust and the sun is shining directly on it.

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