[YesAuto Smart Car Association Evaluation] The Lynk & Co 01, which was launched in 2017, has always attracted attention, and has shown strong strength in various tests such as configuration and driving quality. However, the initial set of car and machine system it carried has become the object of many users' complaints, and the slow response speed is the most common feedback from car owners on the forum. Later, with the launch of the new Lynk & Co 01, the top version of the model was equipped with the new Zhilian system provided by Yikatong, which is officially known as the Android operating system. So can this new system make up for the previous shortcomings of Lynk & Co 01 in terms of functionality and practicality?
Excluding the differences caused by the different national V/national VI emission standards, the 2019 Lynk & Co 01 actually has 6 configuration models. Although official information shows that all models are equipped with the intelligent connection system as standard, from the actual vehicles we have photographed, the real The standard configuration of the new Android Smart Link system includes the Jin Pro and 2020 hybrid models. The Model Pro and Yao Pro need to be equipped with the optional Smart Share technology package to obtain, and the rest of the models are still the old system.
From the final score, we can see that the performance of the Lynk & Co 01 intelligent connection system is good in all aspects, especially in the realization of the network connection function has reached the leading level. In addition, the intelligent connection system also has a multi-function and strong understanding of speech recognition function, which also enables the system to obtain a lot of points in human-vehicle interaction and emotional communication.
The human-vehicle interaction system is the first impression of a car machine. The size of the screen, interface resolution, button feel, touch screen feedback sensitivity, UI interface design, etc. all affect the user’s daily operating system’s favorability. Whether it can meet the daily needs of users will also affect the enthusiasm of potential customers to buy cars to a certain extent.
The Lynk & Co 01 central control screen is 10.2 inches. Although the size is not particularly large, the black interface background can be well integrated into the black panel. It looks very strong and visually upscale, which is very clever. design. The screen is slightly deflected by 15° to the driver's side, which helps the driver to touch various functions on the screen.
The instrument panel is no different from the old Lynk & Co 01. It is still in the form of a 10.25-inch full LCD instrument. There are no changes in several display styles, and the sense of technology is still very strong. The classic mode uses the traditional dual-dial layout, and the other three all incorporate information such as speed and rotation speed into the central dial, with different styles, but I personally think that the classic style is the most intuitive to read information.
The voice control system is the same as other intelligent connected systems. It can be awakened by steering wheel buttons or voice commands. The initial wake-up word of the system is “Hi, Lynk”. Of course, users can customize the wake-up word or even switch to dialect voice assistant to get close to their own habits. . The voice control system has a variety of functions. In addition to controlling various functions of the vehicle, it can also realize functions such as voice translation, weather inquiry, and setting of memos.
The Lynk & Co 01 Zhilian system has a 10.2-inch screen. Although it is not comparable to large-screen players such as Roewe MARVEL X, WEY VV6, etc., this size is enough to accommodate common information. The entire interface is based on black background, it is not glare at night, and the content is more convenient to read. Coupled with good natural voice recognition capabilities, its human-computer interaction level is relatively high.
● Other hardware and software equipment
In terms of other hardware, some of Lynk&Co's 01 high-end models are equipped with Yanfei Lishi 10-speaker audio, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, mobile phone wireless charging and other functions, and the configuration is in line with current popular trends. In addition, Lynk & Co also provides original accessories including the driving recorder. However, these accessories cannot be interoperable with the car-machine system, and hope to be improved in the future.
Having finished talking about the hardware level, let’s take a look at the performance of the Lynk & Co 01 system. 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. Lynk&Co 01 can obtain massive audio resources through the network like other intelligent connected systems, covering music, audiobooks, news, etc. , You can search by voice, making travel more than monotonous.
The Zhilian system is equipped with AutoNavi navigation, which has the same functions as other vehicles equipped with the same navigation application. In addition to conventional navigation, the intelligent connection system also has functions such as mobile App destination distribution, point of interest search, and avoiding traffic restrictions or congestion. In addition, if there is a certain distance between the parking place and the final destination, the remaining distance and route can be checked through the mobile phone, which is convenient and practical.
The panoramic parking image is standard on the top-equipped Jin Pro, and the two versions of the model Pro and Yao Pro need to be equipped with the Zhixiang technology package, that is, the models that must be installed with the new system can only be obtained. The resolution of the panoramic image system is very high, and it also has a follow-up auxiliary line, which is much easier to use than the original standard rear parking radar + reversing image system of the Pro and Yao Pro.
The mobile phone App remote control includes common control functions such as engine start, door/trailer cover unlocking, buzzer and flashing lights to find the car. In addition, the real-time position of the vehicle, fuel consumption and other data information can be viewed through the mobile phone, so that the owner can grasp the status of the vehicle in real time. Daily driving habits.
Now let’s take a look at the scores of the function implementation. The Lynk & Co 01 intelligent connection system has a very rich function. The network audio source, online navigation, mobile phone App remote control and other functions of the mainstream car machine are all in this intelligent connection system. It is complete, so it can get a higher score in terms of function realization.
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, Lynk & Co's performance is also good, with two buttons for emergency rescue and B-Call road rescue on the roof, and car owners can enjoy 24-hour road rescue services for life. In other ecological aspects, Lynk & Co does not yet support shopping or payment functions through the car and machine.
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.
Lynk&Co 01's Android intelligent connection system can indeed give users good interactivity in communication. Customizable wake-up words and multiple dialects including Cantonese and Sichuan dialects can also help bring the car to the user closer. The distance between the voice assistants does not appear cold.
● Article summary:
|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
|33||Lynk & Co 01
Up to now, we have tested nearly 40 car and machine systems. From the point of view of the score, the performance of Lynk & Co 01’s Android car and machine operating system is above the middle level of all intelligent connected systems, with good natural semantic communication skills, Rich networking functions, complete online navigation, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi can all meet users' daily travel needs. In addition, the memo and information query functions in the voice system also add to its ease of use. However, from the configuration point of view, only some Pro models that can enjoy this system are currently available on high-end models. The entry-level models are still the more basic car-machine system. If you value the ability to have an assistant to provide various services at any time when you are traveling, it is still recommended to choose a Pro model equipped with this system!