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[YesAuto Smart Car Link Evaluation] The Ford brand has always focused on its own SYNC car entertainment system, and as the Internet function has gradually attracted users' attention, the original multimedia system is no longer limited to basic functions such as navigation and local playback. In order to realize the interconnection with the local network, Ford and Baidu jointly developed a brand new SYNC+ system and applied it to many new cars listed this year. Today, we will use the sharp world ST to see if the brand new SYNC+ system is easy to use. use.

The 2019 Ford Edge was officially launched on August 16. The three new cars include two 2.0T ST-Line and one 2.7T ST models, and all are equipped with the new SYNC+ system as standard. Some of the high-end models of the 2018 Ruijie currently on sale are still equipped with the original 8-inch screen SYNC 3 system, so if you want to experience the latest intelligent connection function, it is recommended to buy the new Ruijie.

From the overall score, we can see that the performance of the SYNC+ system is relatively excellent among the same type of products. The powerful network has enabled it to get high scores in human-vehicle interaction and functional implementation. At the same time, it is based on Baidu's powerful underlying resources. It also has outstanding achievements in service ecology and communication feedback. Next, let's take a look at its single subject performance.

Human-vehicle interaction

The human-vehicle interaction system is the first impression of a car machine. The screen size, button feel and other hardware facilities are the first elements to enhance the sense of grade and favorability, and the interface resolution, touch screen feedback sensitivity, and UI interface design And so on also affect the user's evaluation of the entire system, the above will affect the user's final car purchase enthusiasm to a certain extent.

Let’s start with the hardware. The new Ruijie ST is equipped with a 12.8-inch vertical screen. The entire screen occupies the entire area of the previous small touch screen, CD player and air conditioning control panel. The upper part of the large vertical screen slightly protrudes from the center console. It looks a little abrupt. Both the Ruijie and Taurus models launched this year have a vertical screen, while the Fox Active has a 12.3-inch horizontal screen. There is a set of simple physical buttons at the bottom of the sharp world screen, which are mainly used to control common functions such as screen switch, volume adjustment and car window defogging. The rest of the operations need to be controlled by touch screen or voice.

In terms of interface design, the main interface of SYNC+ is based on blue, which is not glaring even at night. From top to bottom, the proportion of the page is different according to the weight of the function. The air-conditioning and vehicle control functions are located at the bottom of the screen. You need to click to zoom in to operate more functions. Interface design with Tesla, Zebra Zhixing and other systems similar. None of the new Ruijies on the market this time comes standard with the 10.1-inch full LCD instrument on the old top-of-the-line models. The traditional analog speedometer and two small color screens need to be strengthened in the creation of a sense of technology.

In terms of voice control, in addition to pressing the button on the steering wheel, the two voice commands “Hello, Ford” and “Xiaodu Xiaodu” can be used to wake up directly. The system has a strong ability to recognize natural speech. If you can ask the voice assistant to tell a joke or something, the sense of interaction is still very strong. It should be noted that, considering safety, the voice system does not support the control of equipment such as car windows, sunroofs, and tailgates.

After the introduction of the brand-new intelligent connection system, the performance of Ruijie in human-computer interaction is worthy of recognition. The SYNC+ system is powerful, and Baidu-based network resources can be helpful for daily travel and information inquiry. Of course, there are still some areas for improvement in the new system. The large touch screen cannot be completely embedded in the curved center console, which seems a bit abrupt. Perhaps this problem can only be improved until the next generation of models.

Other hardware and software equipment

The three configurations of the 2019 Ruijie are equipped with zoned automatic air conditioning as standard, and the rear independent air conditioning and PM2.5 filter device are all standard, meeting the needs of passengers in different regions for temperature and air volume. The air-conditioning temperature and air volume can be controlled by voice, and the system can also adjust the air-conditioning settings of the main driver or the passenger side according to the source of the voice command, intelligent performance is in place.

In terms of charging facilities, the front row and rear row of Sharp are equipped with a large number of USB ports, which can meet the charging needs of most users. The top version that we shot this time is also equipped with a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system , which can get a better sound field effect than ordinary 8-speaker audio when listening to high-quality music.

Function realization

In terms of functions, let's start with the entertainment system. Basic radio and local music playback must be standard functions. Not to mention. SYNC+ has built-in online audio resources such as QQ Music, Himalaya FM, Xiami Music, and video resources such as iQiyi. It can be said that the content is relatively rich. Up. It should be noted that there are many programs on iQiyi that you need to log in to your iQiyi VIP account before you can watch them.

The SYNC+ system is equipped with Baidu online navigation. In addition to common functions such as real-time road conditions, manual license plate input can also realize functions such as avoiding restricted areas. In addition to voice commands and touch screens, mobile apps can also be used to search for navigation destinations and send them to the car. Nowadays, more and more intelligent connected systems have similar functions.

The two ST-Lines come standard with front and rear radar + reversing imaging system, and the top ST version is upgraded to a panoramic imaging system with dynamic auxiliary lines. Both the image and the radar display will be projected on the central control screen, the picture is relatively clear, even in the dim underground garage, you can see the license plate 2 meters away.

After downloading the “Ford Pie” App and completing the vehicle binding, the remote control function of the vehicle can be realized. The commonly used remote start, lock/unlock and other functions are all complete. In addition, functions such as maintenance appointment, vehicle condition query, and navigation destination delivery can be realized through the mobile phone App, which basically covers most of the daily travel scenarios.

Service ecology

In order for drivers to completely abandon the use of mobile phones in the car, the in-vehicle system should have some common functions of mobile phones. From the current stage, the layout of the service ecology is very important. It can not only improve the sense of grade during daily travel and car use, but also It can bring some convenience to travel, so we have included the service ecology in the evaluation system.

In terms of service ecology, the SYNC+ system can now achieve common functions such as ticket purchase, ordering, hotel reservation, and non-inductive payment of parking fees. Flight information can also be inquired through the car. In the future, it is expected to cooperate with other ticketing systems. “Ticket grabbing” can be realized. Smart home remote control is also the “standard” function of more and more connected systems nowadays. Devices that can be controlled by the SYNC+ system include Xiaosong smart desk lamps and Midea sweeping robots. In the future, there will be more and more remote control devices.

Communication Favorability

The voice interaction function of the SYNC+ intelligent connection system performs fairly well in terms of comprehension ability and communication friendliness. There are basically no problems with normal questioning and communication. At the same time, the system is also diverse and rich in query, shopping, translation and other services. Basically, I can give a certain answer, so I can give a good score in the logical algorithm. However, because the SYNC+ system still uses the large screen as the main communication medium, and the car does not provide any avatar image, it is impossible to score in the form of communication.

● 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 Nezha U
Pivot system
99.0 94.9 26.0 60.0 84.05
5

Haval F5

86.5 85.2 60.0 30.0 79.05
6

Roewe RX5

Zebra 3.0

83.6 81.2 66.0 50.0 78.08
7

Star Way LX

83.7 91.7 36.0 30.0 77.86
8

Territory S

87 93.2 20.0 40.0 77.70
9 AIWAYS U5
AI-OS system
86.5 84.0 46.0 50.0 77.35
10

Changan CS75 PLUS

Wutong Auto Union

89.5 95.2 8.0 30.0 77.15
42 Ford Edge
SYNC+
72.4 82.0 30.0 30.0 68.72

Judging from the scores and built-in functions of this test, the SYNC+ system carried by the new sharp world has reached the leading level in terms of intelligence and service ecology. This will not only help improve the convenience of people’s travel, but also a variety of online services. It is a very important configuration for modern people to change the user's travel habits imperceptibly. In addition to the new sharp world, the Fox Active and the new Taurus have also been equipped with this new SYNC+ system. If you want to buy a Ford model, in order to make your journey richer and more convenient, you may wish to choose the version with this system as standard. !