A Chinese electric car startup is trying to take on Tesla by making its cars more like an iPhone

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The Chinese electric vehicle startup Byton is developing three vehicles, the first of which will hit the market in 2019.

The company has prioritized interior features, like touchscreens and adjustable seats, over traditional performance metrics, like range and acceleration, in part because it assumes autonomous driving technology will become available to consumers in the next few years.

Byton president and co-founder Daniel Kirchert told Business Insider that Byton will sell a car with Level 4 autonomy — which means the car can handle all driving functions in certain scenarios — by the end of 2020.

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