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[YesAuto Connected Travel] There is no doubt that the world's best connected car product manager/operator, engineer is in China. Counting from 2016, in just 4 years, China's Internet of Vehicles has solved the process of high-frequency just-needed functions (navigation, music, etc.) from “difficult to use” to “useable” to “easy to use” and “easy to use”. Also expand an infinite variety of solutions.

But after meeting the “high-frequency rigid demand”, what is the next step? After trying many new cars with the “Internet of Vehicles” as the promotional point, we believe that the new smart car connection system on the 2021 Haval F7/F7x (the two are exactly the same at the system level, hereinafter referred to as Haval F7) is One of the best “solutions” currently available.

Why do you say that?

Putting aside all the bells and whistles, the foundation of the Internet of Vehicles is “interaction”, in simple terms, it is whether you are comfortable with it or not. We have seen too many “omnipotent” car and machine systems that people don't want to touch at all.

In the past two years, more and more models have chosen to integrate the air conditioning control function into the screen, but the experience is often not as good as the physical button. As a high-frequency function, “air conditioning” often requires a few steps on the screen to complete the adjustment. , And can not “blind operation”, it takes a long time to occupy attention.

The air-conditioning control of Haval F7 is well done. After going around and around, after years of prosperous development in the Internet of Vehicles industry, few “advanced” integrated air-conditioning controls can reach the level of traditional “push-button” air-conditioning, which is somewhat ironic.

This reminds me of the design on cameras and game consoles. Custom buttons may not bring a qualitative change to convenience, but it is a very interesting idea.

Small program to see station B

In terms of functional highlights, since the Haval F7 is equipped with a set of on-board systems based on Tencent TAI 3.0, the on-board WeChat must be a bright spot.

Regarding the car WeChat, we have done a detailed test. Interested students can refer to the official version of the WeChat function test results in the article “Car WeChat Three Vehicles Hengping”.

In the post-App era, there is no doubt that mini programs are more suitable service carriers than apps on many platforms, because they take up less hardware resources, require no installation, and have a short development cycle.

Does anyone really have to watch the video in the car?

I believe many people have the same question as me: Does anyone really have to watch the video in the car? I took this opportunity to communicate with the engineers of Xiandou Intelligent on this issue. According to past data, if consumers want video functions, it does not mean they have to watch videos while driving. After research, product operators found that, especially in third, fourth, and fifth-tier cities, car owners often listen to the MV version of music.

Does the picture come out at a glance? This conclusion is something I haven't thought about before. We can't say that there is no safety hazard by “listening” to the MV while driving, but this conclusion is quite interesting. It answers a question I have always asked. I don't know if it also answered your question.

Last mile navigation

From the interface, AutoNavi Map is no different from the public version of AutoNavi Map Car Version 3.0. This time, Haval F7 focuses on the “last mile” navigation. Since the trial vehicle is parked in the 4S shop, it is impossible to demonstrate, I will briefly describe the purpose of this function: often, we navigate to a certain place, and in the end, it will not accurately stop at that location, but at Find a parking lot nearby, and then walk to the previously navigated destination.

On Haval F7, once you encounter this situation, when you turn off and lock the car, the system will send a notification to your mobile phone Gaode App, and you can directly set the walking navigation of the destination . The navigation covers the entire itinerary, covering the last “one kilometer” distance, which can be regarded as a small pain point.

Li Bai, Daji Voice Assistant

In Haval F7's new generation of intelligent vehicle linkage system, voice control integrates most of the common convenient control methods. The overall recognition rate and function richness are also good, and it can control navigation, music entertainment and some car control functions.

In addition, dual-zone voice is also supported, that is, the system can distinguish which position the passenger is giving the instruction. When the main driver issues the command to “open the window” or “turn on the seat heating”, the corresponding function of the main driver's position will respond. The co-pilot is the same.

to sum up

The so-called intelligence, is it crazily piling up functions? Is it just annoying the car owner for no reason, telling a joke to the car owner when there is nothing wrong? After trying several recent models that advertised “intelligence”, we think this should not be the case. Another “solution” given by Haval F7/F7x is intensive farming interaction, which satisfies the needs of users as much as possible without disturbing the car owner too much and ensuring that people have the desire to use it. We think this is the right way. . Machines are like humans. Excessive force is often counterproductive, and “just right” is true “wisdom.” (Photo/Zheng Xu from the home of the car)