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[YesAuto Smart Car Link Evaluation] As of today, the car has been evaluating the smart car machines of more than 70 cars for more than a year. During this period, we found that the smart car machines of various brands are at a speed that is visible to the naked eye. Continue to iterate, and the popularity is getting higher and higher. Nowadays, the intelligent connected car system of major brands is getting closer and closer to the performance of smart phones in terms of voice control and network ecology. The intelligent connection system we tested today comes from a new power electric vehicle brand: AIWAYS U5. The most impressive part of its system is the highly customized AI assistant. Want to know how to create the image of an exclusive assistant? Let's take a look.

Ai Chi U5 is currently the only mass-produced model of the Ai Chi brand, and more products will be put on the market in the future, including the higher-positioned production version of the Ai Chi U6 ion and so on. The AI-OS intelligent operating system currently carried by AIWAYS U5 is a system based on the Linux kernel. The system, together with three-screen instruments and 12.3-inch central touch screens, are provided as standard configurations for the entire system. The model we tested today is the PRO model with the highest configuration, with a market guide price of 229,900 yuan.

Let’s take a look at the score first. In the four dimensions, AIWAYS U5 has achieved good results. With additional points, the total score of human-vehicle interaction and functions is above 80 points. Customizable AI virtual The assistant has made the system achieve excellent results in emotional communication. Such high scores are rare in the same type of intelligent connection system. Next, we will introduce each dimension in more detail.


Human-vehicle interaction

The intelligent connection system mainly realizes interaction with users through the form of central control screen, instrument, voice assistant, etc. The central control screen is one of the most important components. All AIWAYS U5 series are equipped with a 12.3-inch central control touch screen as standard, with a resolution of 1920×720 pixels, and the picture fineness is quite high. Except for the steering wheel, almost no physical buttons can be seen on the entire center console. Even the sunroof switch on the roof is integrated into the center control screen, which is not considered for drivers who are older and are not good at using electronic products. It is particularly friendly, and I hope that more commonly used buttons such as volume adjustment, air conditioning control panel, and sunroof switch will be added in the future.

The central control screen interface provides two display modes: day and night. After the automatic switching is turned on, the system will adjust the background style according to the external environment (linked with automatic headlights). The system displays each main function in the form of a function page card. The existing functions can be displayed in only two pages, and you can view them by sliding the screen left and right. Swiping the screen from top to bottom in the main interface state can also pull out the quick setting function, and common functions including volume adjustment are placed here.

The full LCD instrument of AIWAYS U5 adopts a three-screen arrangement design, which is different from the large-size single-screen form commonly used in most other models. The sizes of the three screens are 4.2 inches (left and right vertical screens) and 7 inches (center horizontal screens), and the contents displayed on each screen are not close to each other, and they are distinct. Although the instrument will be slightly reflective under different external light conditions, the “hat brim” above the middle screen blocks the direct light, which has little effect on information reading.

In terms of voice commands, the system default wake-up word is “Hello, Ai Chi” and supports custom wake-up words. In addition to the continuous voice input, the system has an unlimited time-free wake-up function under certain conditions. For example, after starting to play music, the user can call out “next song” and “pause playback” at any time afterwards without a wake-up word. Wait for instructions.

Living body remains monitoring is a special function of AIWAYS U5. The wide-angle camera in the car behind the front windshield not only has the function of taking pictures, but also can identify the vital signs of children and pets. After the car is locked, if the system detects the presence of ” If it’s a living thing, the system will automatically take a picture of the inside of the car and send an alarm message to the owner’s App. At the same time, the external circulation of the air conditioner will automatically open to ensure air circulation in the car.

Even if it is the first mass-produced model, AIWAYS U5 is still doing pretty well in terms of interaction. The voice assistant has a high recognition rate and wide control range. It is worthy of recognition. The large-size central control screen has high precision and the logic level is not complicated. It's not difficult to get started. Only in terms of visual and physical button interaction, there are still some areas that need improvement. Although the three-screen instrument looks dazzling, the display effect lacks an overall sense. In addition, too many functions are integrated into the central control screen. Frequently used functions such as volume adjustment, front windshield defogging, and sunroof opening and closing should be added with physical control switches for older users.

Function realization

After talking about the hardware level, let's take a look at how the system functions of Ai Chi U5 perform. Let's talk about the entertainment part first. There is no need to repeat the local multimedia playback here. The radio and Bluetooth/USB local playback are standard. Online music comes from two applications, QQ Music and Himalaya FM. Ai Chi U5 gives users 10G data every month, and listening to music or novels is basically enough.

In addition to the map and landmark data provided by NavInfo, the logic algorithm of the navigation system is independently developed by AIWAYS. Although it has fewer functions such as group travel than online maps such as Baidu and Gaode, it does not matter whether it is to avoid congestion/restriction and search. Functions such as charging piles can still be realized. Another thing that needs to be improved is the update frequency of map data. NavInfo's map data update interval is about once every quarter, which makes the update of some new roads or traffic restriction policies not very timely, requiring users to use navigation. At the same time, we must also follow the latest changes in traffic conditions through other channels.

The panoramic parking image has good clarity, and the panoramic top view combined with the 3D panoramic image can intuitively show the conditions around the vehicle body, which is very convenient. Mobile App remote control functions are also very rich. The hardware that supports remote control includes car windows/sunroofs, door locks and air conditioners. In terms of account login, each car can be bound with one main ID, intimate ID, and temporary ID through the mobile App. The main ID user can share the vehicle with the intimate ID or temporary ID user through the App.

In terms of functions, the AI-OS system incorporates all the mainstream functions of the current Zhilian system. Except for the lack of mobile phone mapping functions such as Apple CarPlay/Baidu CarLife, there are basically no omissions. In terms of advanced functions, the camera on the A-pillar of AIWAYS U5 can recognize the driver’s facial features and perform biometric identification. In addition, it also has functions such as fatigue monitoring to improve driving safety.

Other hardware and software equipment

There are also a wealth of comfort/entertainment equipment matched with the intelligent connection system. The dual-zone automatic air conditioner is also integrated in the central control panel. The rest mode and extreme cooling mode are also preset in the system to facilitate the cockpit to be reached in a short time. The most suitable environment. Air purifiers are gradually becoming popular among cars of the same level, but the air purifier of AIWAYS U5 is a device independently installed in the glove box, and it has not been connected to the intelligent connection system.

Service ecology

Although the network can achieve most travel functions, AIWAYS U5 still retains manual customer service and emergency rescue services, so that when an emergency occurs, it can give users the necessary assistance as soon as possible. As for the car control home function, Ai Chi U5 realizes two-way control with the smart home in the Xiaojingyu ecosystem. In the future, Ai Chi U5 will also extend the control function to wearable devices, such as Xiaomi watches.

Communication Favorability

At present, voice has become the mainstream way of interaction, and the intelligence of voice assistants determines how people use it. The intelligent connection system of AIWAYS U5 can really give users good interactivity in terms of communication, and it can provide comprehensive and necessary help whether it is functional instructions or information query. Customized AI smart assistant is a major feature of Ai Chi U5. Users can personalize the 3D assistant's hairstyle, clothing, facial appearance and voice print just like a customized QQ show. This function seems to be unique at present.

● Article summary:

Auto Home Smart Car Association Evaluation
Rank Model Human-computer interaction Function realization Service ecology Communication Favorability Total score
1

BYD Han

DiLink3.0

106.4 95 62 40 90.72
2

Roewe RX5 PLUS

Zebra VENUS 4.0

91.3 89.2 83 70 87.94
3

Qi Chenxing

Kaichen Zhilian System 4.0

91.5 92.8 74.0 20.0 85.95
4

Haval F5

86.5 85.2 60.0 30.0 79.05
5

Roewe RX5

Zebra 3.0

83.6 81.2 66.0 50.0 78.08
6

Star Way LX

83.7 91.7 36.0 30.0 77.86
7

Territory S

87 93.2 20.0 40.0 77.70
8 AIWAYS U5
AI-OS system
86.5 84.0 46.0 50.0 77.35
9

Changan CS75 PLUS

Wutong Auto Union

89.5 95.2 8.0 30.0 77.15
10 Kia K5 Kaiku
UVO Baidu Auto Union
88.1 86.2 44.0 20.0 77.13

The AI-OS system of AIWAYS U5 has good interactive communication skills, and the internal functions of the system are also very rich. It is considered to be at the mainstream level in all Chinese brand intelligent connection systems. In addition, AIWAYS U5 has a feature that can be customized AI assistant. This fun feature greatly improves the communication favorability of the AI-OS system. At the same time, AIWAYS scores finally rushed into the car home smart car network. The top ten in the evaluation list. Of course, we also hope that AIWAYS can improve the update frequency of map data, and “please” return some of the more frequently used physical buttons to the center console, so that users of all ages can travel calmly.