[YesAuto Smart Car Link Evaluation] Although we had a very extraordinary year in the past, relying on the efforts of all the people, our life quickly returned to the right track. At the same time, the development pace of the in-vehicle intelligence technology has not Affected too much, the penetration rate of smart cars is still steadily increasing with the iteration of models. We will usher in more new models in 2021. The intelligent connected system tested today comes from Nezha Automobile’s compact pure electric SUV-Nezha U. In addition to the experience and testing of functions, we have one more task. , That is to count how many screens are arranged in the entire cockpit.
The Nezha U we tested today is the 2020 model 520 U with the highest configuration, and the market guide price is 199,800 yuan. In addition to the basic configuration, the car is also equipped with a transparent A-pillar, which is very rare in the same class of models. This unique option will be shown in more detail for you later. In terms of the intelligent connection system, Nezha U is equipped with a set of intelligent interactive system called Pivot, which is maintained with the mainstream intelligent connection system. The Pivot system is also developed based on the Android system, including facilities including a 12.3-inch full LCD instrument and a central control screen. In this car are all standard equipment.
Let’s take a look at the score first. Whether it is interactive or functional, the Nezha U Pivot system has achieved very good results, and the basic scores have reached a good level. In addition, with avant-garde equipment such as transparent A-pillar, driving recorder, face recognition, etc., it has also obtained many additional points in terms of interaction and functions. In terms of emotional communication, Nezha U scored extremely high, mainly due to its small You smart assistant. This anthropomorphic small interactive screen has played a significant role in enhancing communication affinity. Then we will introduce each part in more detail.
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. Nezha U is equipped with a 12.3-inch central control touch screen as standard, with a resolution of 1920×720 pixels, plus an 8-inch screen of the air-conditioning control panel and a 4.2-inch interactive screen of the Xiaoyou smart assistant. If calculated according to the total area, Nezha U is quite impressive in terms of screen size. Although large touch screens and voice interaction have gradually become mainstream, Nezha U still retains some physical buttons/knobs and touch buttons at the bottom of the steering wheel and central channel, so that users can quickly find the frequency of use such as volume adjustment, windshield defogging, etc. Higher functionality.
The Pivot system interface layout is relatively simple, the common functions in the main interface state and the buttons to open the application page are placed at the bottom, and the icons of these functions can be adjusted according to the user's habits or replaced with other functions, but the button icons are too small If you are on the way, you are looking for the cost of the call. The background styles of the instrument panel and the central control screen have three ancient Chinese styles, which are significantly different from the simple technological style commonly used in other models.
The 12.3-inch full LCD instrument panel is standard for all systems. The background UI style of the instrument changes according to the change of the background style of the central control screen. The vision is also full of strong Chinese characteristics. In the future, Nezha U will also introduce more features through OTA upgrades. The UI interface with a sense of technology. In addition, depending on the driving mode, the dashboard interface will also be transformed into the exclusive style of the corresponding mode, and the visual effect is extremely sci-fi. In terms of information display, the instrument menu can be switched by pressing the steering wheel buttons. The content displayed in the right area covers entertainment, navigation, tire pressure status and other data, which is basically the same as most models equipped with full LCD instruments.
In terms of voice commands, the system default wake-up word is “小You小You” and supports custom wake-up words with no more than four Chinese characters. Features such as navigation, music, partial wake-up in air-conditioning mode, and continuous voice input are all standard on the Pivot system, and smart performance is at a relatively advanced level. The voice assistant also has a directional function, even the rear passengers can wake up and interact with the voice assistant.
In terms of biometric recognition capabilities, Nezha U placed a facial recognition camera directly in front of the driver, and scanned the driver’s identity to log in to the corresponding account. At present, the Pivot system can enter up to 10 accounts, which is enough to meet the needs of ordinary home users. In addition to the identification function, the camera also has functions such as fatigue monitoring. In addition, Nezha U also set up a vital signs monitoring system behind the central armrest to detect whether there are children or pets left in the cockpit, so as to avoid safety accidents caused by careless parents' negligence.
In terms of interaction, Nezha U has scored high on most projects, and it is in the leading position in all intelligent connected systems. In addition, through the three aspects of face recognition, small You interactive screen and vital signs monitoring system, Nezha U also has more topics in terms of convenience, affinity and safety.
Next, let’s take a look at the performance of functions. At present, most smart car machines have done quite well in terms of networking functions. Vehicles including Nezha U generally have built-in Internet music, Internet radio, online navigation, etc. Features. In terms of entertainment, Nezha U’s online audio resources come from two applications, QQ Music and Tingban FM. Users only need to purchase members of these applications and bind their accounts to listen to high-quality audio programs in the car. The video resources come from two applications, Tencent Video and Douyin, which can also waste a lot of time when parking and waiting for others. The official said that the current Nezha U system will provide a total of 5GB of unlimited speed data every month, and the excess part is still free but the speed will be limited.
In terms of navigation, Nezha U chose Gaode Maps, which is another mainstream navigation software besides Baidu Maps. Needless to say, there are only functional applications such as avoiding traffic restrictions, avoiding congestion, and traveling in groups. The function of sending destinations to mobile phones/WeChat has improved the convenience of travel to a certain extent. In addition to the central control screen, the guide path will also be displayed on the full LCD instrument and the optional transparent A-pillar. The former is already the “basic operation” of many smart cars, and the projection on the transparent A-pillar is quite fresh. However, because the screen on the A-pillar is not facing the driver directly, and the guidance information is placed at the farthest position from the driver, it is not easy to read, and the actual effect is not large.
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, air conditioning, seat heating, and charging equipment.
Then let's talk about Nezha U's most distinctive transparent A-pillar system. The system is realized by two front-view cameras under the exterior rearview mirrors. Its function is to present the blind spot screen blocked by the A-pillar, allowing the driver to clearly see the blind spot and improving the protection of pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles. The system is currently only optional for some high-end models, and the price is 12,000 yuan. Interestingly, according to Nezha engineers, the four screens used by the transparent A-pillar come from mobile phone suppliers, and they are curved screens . This is very surprising. The driving recorder is another highly practical hardware device. After connecting to the intelligent connection system through Wi-Fi, you can use the central control screen to watch back the picture or record the emergency video.
Other hardware and software equipment
There are also a wealth of comfort and entertainment equipment matched with the Zhilian system. All Nezha U series are equipped with automatic air conditioners. The control panel of the entire air conditioner is an 8-inch touch screen. The interface design is clear and simple. The only disadvantage is that the air conditioner does not have points. With the temperature zone function, even if the command is called by the co-driver or the rear passenger, the adjusted temperature still covers the entire cockpit, and only the seat heating can distinguish the left and right sides. Some mid-to-high-end models are equipped with negative ion generators and air purification devices, which to some extent make up for the shortcomings of irrespective temperature zones. In terms of other hardware, mobile phone wireless charging, colorful ambient lights, and branded audio are standard on this top-of-the-line model, and the convenience facilities are quite complete.
Compared with ordinary fuel vehicles, although electric vehicles have fewer maintenance items and longer periods, and many after-sales services can be booked through mobile apps, Nezha U still retains the emergency help button in the vehicle, so that it can be accessed by phone in an emergency. Seek help from the real customer service for a while. In addition, Nezha U is also equipped with an automatic alarm function after a collision. In terms of car control functions, Nezha U has achieved two-way control with smart homes in the Xiaomi ecosystem. Considering the wide variety of smart home appliances in Mijia, I believe there should be a lot of smart home appliances that can be remotely controlled through the car.
Little You's performance in voice interaction is good, especially the small You interactive screen with rich expressions shows a strong affinity. Dozens of expressions help express the “emotions” of the intelligent connection system, and thus get closer. The distance between people and cars, this function is still quite good.
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Finally, let's make a summary. Nezha U has done a very good job in terms of voice interaction and networking functions, and the “basic score” can be obtained. In addition, Nezha U has gained a lot of extra points with features that most other competing products do not have, such as the largest number of screens in the same level, face recognition, rear vital signs monitoring, and small You interactive screens. , Transparent A-pillar and other functions are its characteristic equipment, and make Nezha U's total score rank fourth in the current auto league evaluation list. Of course, we also hope that Nezha Auto can slightly adjust the UI design of the instrument and the central control screen. In addition to the Chinese classical style, it would be better if the cyberpunk style interface can be introduced to attract the attention of young people.