[YesAuto Smart Car Link Evaluation] Many Chinese users, especially young people, demand for networking functions when traveling, which has prompted more and more brands to provide smart link systems as a bright spot for new cars. Chinese brands have been keen on this before. Afterwards, the joint venture brand also saw the competitiveness brought by the intelligent connection system, and gradually increased this configuration in its new models. The new generation of Kia KX3 proud running launched this year is no exception, it is equipped with a set of intelligent connection system based on Baidu OS. As for whether it works well? Can it meet the increasingly critical needs of users? Test it out today.
There are four configurations for the 2020 Kia KX3 proud running series. The 10.25-inch screen multimedia system is standard except for the minimum configuration (Fashion Edition). However, the Intelligent Network 2.0 system, which covers navigation and voice recognition, is not the standard configuration of the KX3 Ao Pao, but is provided as part of the intelligent optional package for the top (smart version) models. In addition to the intelligent connection system, the optional package also includes functions such as adaptive cruise, forward collision warning and wireless charging.
The cooperation between Dongfeng Yueda Kia and Baidu Duer OS has a long history. Not only the KX3, but also the new generation of smart running and K3 models that were launched earlier are equipped with the intelligent connection system based on Baidu Duer OS. From the perspective of human-vehicle interaction and functions, the KX3 proud running system is at the midstream level among all intelligent connected systems, and the necessary networking functions are basically complete, which can meet the networking needs of users when traveling to a certain extent.
The intelligent connection system mainly interacts with users through the form of central control screen, instrument, voice assistant, etc. The central control screen is the most important part of it. The size of the screen, interface resolution, button feel, touch screen feedback sensitivity, UI interface Design, etc., affect the user’s daily operating system’s favorability, and whether the system can meet the user’s daily needs will also affect the enthusiasm of potential customers to buy cars.
KX3 proud running is equipped with a 10.25-inch horizontal screen, this size is considered a satisfactory configuration in all intelligent connected systems. Although the instrument panel still adopts the traditional layout, the design of the entire center console still adopts a style similar to the dual screen, and the large screen is integrated into the black frame, which is visually avant-garde and fashionable. The touch screen is located higher, and the air conditioning panel and other physical buttons are placed in a more conventional layout. It is quite convenient to control various functions.
KX3 proud running dashboard adopts a combination of dual dial + color display. The top version has a 7-inch central display. The screen is high in fineness and rich in display content. When the turn signal is turned on during driving, the blind spot picture taken by the camera on one side will be projected. , Can play a certain role in improving driving safety.
You can wake up the voice control system by shouting “Hello, Kia” or “Xiaodu, Xiaodu” directly in the car. The system has good natural voice recognition capabilities. In addition to controlling various functions in the car, the user is in the car You can also “request” the voice assistant to complete information query, translation, and simple mathematical operations.
In terms of human-vehicle interaction, KX3 Ao Pao can get a good score in voice interaction, especially the system's good natural voice recognition ability has obtained full marks in accuracy. The car’s hardware collocation did not deliberately increase the size of the instrument display and the central control screen in order to create a sense of technology. The overall layout of the interior still follows a conservative route. It should be noted that although there are more touch buttons at the bottom of the central control screen to enable quick opening of various functions, the size of the buttons is small, and it is not easy to operate blindly during driving.
Other hardware and software equipment
In terms of other hardware, the configuration of the KX3 Proportion is at the mainstream level among the same-priced models. Automatic air conditioning with air purifiers and multi-color ambient lights in the car are all standard, and wireless charging of mobile phones is one of the smart optional packages. Configuration, in addition to the front and rear rows of the cockpit also provide USB power ports, it is very convenient to charge portable electronic devices in the car.
After talking about the hardware level, let's take a look at how the KX3 proud running system functions perform. First of all, we start with the commonly used radio, entertainment, navigation and other functions. These functions are the most frequently used in our daily travel. Whether the access function is simple, whether the resources are abundant, and whether the navigation setting is convenient will affect the user's actual car experience.
In terms of entertainment functions, the standard equipment such as FM/AM radio, local USB or Bluetooth music playback is naturally complete. The networked multimedia resources mainly come from the two applications of QQ Music and Listening Companion FM, which can basically cover music, audiobooks, news, etc. For content, users can search for the content they are interested in in the application category. Of course, a more convenient way is to directly tell the voice assistant what they want to hear, and let it help search and play it.
The Zhilian system is equipped with Baidu navigation, and the function of the navigation destination can be set by touch screen, voice command, mobile phone App, UVO manual customer service and other forms like other online navigation. After the navigation is turned on, the dashboard display will also project a simple navigation path, which is very convenient.
The panoramic parking image is only standard on the top version (smart version), while the comfort version and the trendy version are traditional rear images. Although the image screen is small, the definition is high, and it also provides a follow-up auxiliary line, which can still play a certain role when parking and entering the garage.
The mobile phone App remote control includes common control functions such as engine start, door/tail compartment cover unlocking, buzzer flashing, and vehicle position query. The on-board system also supports Baidu CarLife mobile phone mapping and other functions. The functions of this system of KX3 proud running are quite comprehensive, such as online music, online navigation, mobile App remote control, panoramic parking images, etc., which can basically meet the needs of young users for networking functions.
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.
KX3 proud running provides UVO manual customer service and emergency rescue services, of which manual customer service (Zhi Zun enjoyment package) is free for use in the first year of opening, and emergency rescue (safe travel package) can be used for free for 5 years. It should be noted that the parts outside the package need to be paid to be used. Currently, the service fee of the Zhizun enjoy package for the second to five years is 600 yuan/year. Taking into account that the service fee price will change at any time, the specific price is subject to the official information at that time.
At present, voice has become the mainstream way of interaction, but the intelligence of the voice assistant determines how people use it. At this stage, some are smart co-pilots who understand you and can bring you pleasure, while some are co-pilots who can answer the questions that are not asked. Therefore, an in-vehicle system that can be called smart should at least understand you, and secondly, it can bring pleasure. The intelligent connection system of KX3 Proud can indeed give users good interactivity in terms of communication. Although it lacks a virtual interactive image for the time being, it is believed that the good natural voice interaction ability can still win the love of many young users.
● Article summary:
From the perspective of interactivity and function, KX3 Proport’s intelligent connection system has relatively complete networking functions and relatively powerful natural voice understanding capabilities. Although the screen size is small and the interior design does not have a strong sense of technology, it is actually It can be seen from the experience and functions that this system can meet the needs of most users for online travel. The actual score is also at the middle level in our current test.
|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
|4|| Nezha U
|5|| AION LX
ADiGO IoT System
Star Way LX
|10|| AIWAYS U5
|49||Kia KX3 Proud Running Intelligent Networking 2.0||72.5||74.4||30.0||30.0||64.95|
However, the KX3 proud running system still has something to complain about, that is, the system is only provided as part of the optional package for the top version of the model, you must know that the system is standard in the new generation of K3 except for the minimum version. In contrast, KX3 proud running still needs to give users more sincerity in the configuration of Zhilian. Only in this way can we gain more voice in the fiercely competitive SUV market.