[YesAuto Smart Car Association Evaluation] As a giant that occupies most of the market share in the field of smartphone operating systems, Google has been seldom made achievements in in-vehicle systems before. However, thanks to the openness of the Android system, many third-party in-car entertainment information system suppliers now use the Android system as the underlying platform, which can easily adapt to various mature apps in the car, and bring good Experience. At the beginning of 19 years, Google reached an agreement with Volvo and Audi to cooperate to launch an in-vehicle intelligent operating system. Subsequently, the first model equipped with a native in-vehicle Android system was officially unveiled, that is, Volvo's high-end electric car brand Polestar (Polestar) launched Polestar 2 is a pure electric car against the Tesla Model 3. So how does this native Android car system perform on this car? We conducted an in-depth experience of it based on the “Smart Car Association Evaluation Standards” of Autohome.
Let me start with the conclusion: As an imported overseas model, this system of Polestar 2 has achieved four and a half stars under our evaluation criteria, which is in the first echelon level among the overseas brand models we have tested. From the perspective of design and hardware standards, it does not humiliate the reputation of luxury brands, but there are still some regrets in our experience, or inconsistent situations.
In short, whether in terms of hardware configuration or convenience of interaction and humanized design, the system of Polestar 2 can be said to have reached the mainstream level based on the current technical level, and the excellent industrial design and hardware foundation are its bonus.
Thanks to the richness of the Android ecosystem, this in-vehicle system covers all kinds of entertainment functions we need for testing, and through a unique expansion method, it can also achieve many interesting functions. But success and failure are also failures. How to make so many functions “live in harmony” in the system is also a difficult problem in front of it.
For the control of commonly used in-car functions, the Polestar 2, which pursues a minimalist design, still leaves a quick control interaction in a place that people are accustomed to. Both buttons and touch controls are more convenient and user-friendly.
In terms of service ecology, Polestar's system can theoretically realize service functions in various scenarios through expansion, but for now, the functions are not yet rich.
Connecting to Huawei's ecosystem can realize many location-based smart services, such as synchronizing parking locations with mobile phones, commuting road conditions, automatic express delivery queries, and even automatic control of home smart homes based on vehicle location in the future.
In terms of communication favorability, this car currently only has a natural semantic recognition function. As a new brand created by a “traditional car company”, it may appear to be more cautious in “innovation”.
to sum up:
|Auto Home Smart Car Association Evaluation|
|Rank||Model||Human-computer interaction||Function realization||Service ecology||Communication Favorability||Total score|
Roewe RX5 PLUS
Zebra VENUS 4.0
Kaichen Zhilian System 4.0
|5||Star Way LX||83.7||91.7||36.0||30.0||77.86|
Changan CS75 PLUS
Wutong Auto Union
|7||Kia K5 Kaiku
UVO Baidu Auto Union
GAC Trumpchi GS4
After some experience, the impression left by this system is just like our Android smartphone: with its own good hardware quality and relatively open platform, it has a wealth of functions. But for in-vehicle systems, these complicated services are not necessarily a good thing: First of all, from the perspective of personalization, it needs to log in to the account of Alipay, Huawei, Kugou or even B station to be able to synchronize personalized settings from the cloud. , Secondly, for the high-frequency use functions, it has not done a good integration, such as the confusing two sets of voice systems, and the default voice recognition for the lack of entertainment system control functions, etc., all show that the current native Android system is in The lack of unified ecology. However, as an open system, it also means that there will be various deep customization and upgrade possibilities in the future. How to optimize the user experience on the basis of rich functions, I think it is an urgent matter for Polestar and Google to face Chinese consumers in the future.