BYTON to launch all-new intelligent electric vehicle at CES

Uniquely built for the coming era of truly shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – January 2, 2018 –BYTON’s all-new smart intuitive vehicle will make its global debut at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, U.S.A. on January 7, 2018. A next-generation smart device, the car is uniquely built for the coming era of truly shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving.


BYTON’s press conference will be held at 3:00 PM (PST) on January 7, and will be broadcasted globally on BYTON’s official website. Registered CES media can RSVP for the press event via this link: Test drive experiences will be available outside the Las Vegas Convention Center starting on January 8. BYTON’s booth in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be open to the public on January 9.

BYTON’s smart intuitive vehicle features an all-new design and innovative human-vehicle interaction. Key features include:

  • Shared Experience Display: BYTON is equipped with multiple display screens, with the traditional center console replaced by a Shared Experience Display enabling content shown to be shared with other passengers in the car.
  • Human-Vehicle Interaction: In addition to voice recognition, touch control, biometric identification and necessary physical buttons, the car features proprietary Air Touch sensors, enabling front and rear passengers to control the Shared Experience Display with hand gestures.
  • BYTON Life Cloud Platform: This platform seamlessly connects a driver’s or passenger’s apps, data, and devices, allowing them to take full advantage of their travel time whether for work or entertainment. BYTON Life also provides personalized services and configurations that are automatically adjusted according to users’ preferences.
  • BYTON Intuitive Access: This advanced secure unlocking method (BYTON Intuitive Access) uses a facial recognition camera to recognize the driver or passenger to unlock the door.
  • Interior and Exterior Digital Design: Among other features, unique BYTON Smart Surfaces composed of front and rear LED lights and a luminescent logo can switch to different display modes to suit different driving scenarios.

BYTON’s intelligent electric car will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Nanjing, China and available in China in 2019. The car will be available in the U.S. and Europe in 2020. BYTON’s subsequent sedan and multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) will be designed and produced based on the same platform.

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Transforming medical technology businesses to create value with digital

Within the healthcare sector, both existing players and new entrants can create significant value with digital products and services. However, for established “analog-native” medical technology companies, going digital will require significant business and operational model changes, which can be daunting. This article introduces a framework and set of levers that can help medical technology executives proactively manage these changes and their impact, therefore guiding their companies through digital transformation.

Wärtsilä’s energy storage solution for North Sea Giant reduces costs and emissions

The retrofit energy storage system improves the operational efficiency and environmental footprint of the North Sea Giant.

The retrofit energy storage system improves the operational efficiency and environmental footprint of the North Sea Giant.


Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 22 December 2017 at 10 a.m. EET

The technology group Wärtsilä has agreed to retrofit the world’s first energy storage solution on board a large offshore supply vessel. The North Sea Giant, one of the world’s largest and most advanced subsea construction vessels, will be fitted with an energy storage system that reduces the vessel’s energy consumption, operating costs and exhaust emissions.


The retrofit energy storage system improves the operational efficiency and environmental footprint of the North Sea Giant, responding to key requirements of Norwegian North Sea Shipping AS, the owner of the vessel. The solution provides power redundancy and increases responsiveness of vessel operations.

Typically, a vessel with dynamic positioning uses two or more engines simultaneously to secure back-up power. This means that the engines’ load run low. By using a hybrid/battery system to provide the needed back-up power, the operational engine can be used closer to its optimal load. In addition to the hybrid/battery solution, the agreement signed in August 2017 includes transformers, filters, switchboard, shore connection equipment, upgrades of existing components and commissioning.

“For us is it important to reduce environmental emissions and modernise the vessel to make it more competitive. In addition, with a more efficient vessel, we will save fuel expenses. The estimated reduction in emissions is 5.5 million kg CO2, 30 tons of NOx and 1,200 kg SOx per year. After Wärtsilä had retrofitted our ship Atlantic Guardian in 2014, we really understood how much fuel can be saved by improving the vessel’s efficiency. Efficiency also saves time, because you only need to refuel every second or third port visit,” says CEO Hallvard Klepsvik, North Sea Shipping AS.

Close cooperation with the classification society

The North Sea Giant is a DP3 vessel. The ship is listed in the most advanced category of vessels that apply dynamic positioning. Installation of an energy storage solution into a class DP3 vessel has never been carried out before and requires a redefinition of applicable classification rules. Therefore Wärtsilä and North Sea Shipping AS are working in close collaboration with the DNV-GL classification society.

North Sea Shipping AS owns, operates and provides management services for advanced offshore supply vessels. Based in Austevoll on the west coast of Norway, the company has extensive experience in offshore shipping.

“Wärtsilä has gained a high competence on hybrid projects on many different vessel types, and has a close relationship with the customers. For this reason, we are able to test new technology on many different types of vessels. We are the first in the world to work with hybrid systems on bigger vessels such as the DP3 classified North Sea Giant, and the project will set a new standard for this type of vessels,” says Cato Esperø, Director Sales Norway, Wärtsilä.

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Police Warn Users to Beware of DBS, Singapore Airlines phishing websites

Several people have been tricked into providing their personal information and credit card details after responding to emails that were purportedly sent out by DBS Bank and Singapore Airlines (SIA), said the police on Wednesday (Dec 20). The victims later discovered that unauthorised transactions in foreign currencies were made to their credit cards. In the case of the DBS phishing scam, victims would receive an email informing them that their Internet banking accounts have been locked after multiple failed logins. Similarly, scammers have been luring Singapore Airlines customers into providing their personal data with promises of free air tickets or credits.

Commenting on this news is Eyal Benishti, CEO and Founder of IRONSCALES:

“This is, yet again, a prime example illustrating the increasing prevalence of spoofing and impersonation techniques being employed in phishing campaigns; in this example, fraudsters have successfully lured victims into a false sense of security, and have managed to get their hands on personal and financial information. As is the case when executed well, campaigns such as this gives criminals the opportunity to exploit their unsuspecting victims into handing over all sorts of information – simply because individuals can no longer tell who is the real deal, and who’s actually out to get them.  This is of course a real danger not only to individuals, but to entire organisations; emails such as this could drop into an employee’s inbox, and one click later, the whole network could be compromised – a golden ticket for nefarious actors looking to make a quick buck.

“It goes without saying, vigilance is key in avoiding becoming the next victim of a phishing scam. If it looks too good to be true – it probably is. Never click on a link in unsolicited emails, and if you have even the slightest suspicion, contact the actual sender through an official channel – they will be able to confirm whether it is from them, or flag the scam. Spelling errors are also another tell-tale sign of a dodgy email, which could be a scam.

“Organisations must work to help end users in their workforce be able to spot these kinds of emails that are delivered into the inbox, before they become a problem. This means employing mailbox level detection that tracks user behaviour analysis to build a picture of what is deemed normal behaviour so that anomalies in communications are easily spotted and automatically flagged as suspicious, in tandem providing a mechanism for employees that do spot something amiss in a message to report their findings via inmail alerts, which together allows quick reporting via an augmented email experience, helping the user make better decisions that ultimately helps protect the enterprise.”


The cryptocurrency arms race is on

News broke that as the cryptocurrency market continues to grow and coin prices rise, security researchers have warned that a virtual currency “arms race” is looming as nefarious actors look to exploit the lucrative forum. According to security firm Symantec, browser-based cryptocurrency mining activity has not only risen from the dead, but exploded in the last few months of 2017.

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