[YesAuto Smart Car Link Evaluation] The convenience and sense of technology brought by the on-board smart system has become one of the configurations that more and more young users pay attention to, so it has also become a standard feature of many Chinese brand models, and the network resource with rich functions of smart connection Not only makes the journey no longer tedious, but the included remote control function can also play a certain role in comfort and convenience in some scenarios. What we are testing today is that the WindLink3.0 system equipped with Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 (hereinafter referred to as AX7) is standard on the 2019 AX7. As for whether it works well, we will test it today.
The 2019 Dongfeng Fengshen AX7 introduced this time is the second-generation product just launched this year. It has a greater breakthrough than the previous classic models in terms of styling and technology. The new AX7 series has a total of 6 models. The smart car system is standard in these 6 configurations. However, considering the difference between the instrument panel, electric tailgate and other configurations of some entry models, the car can actually be The function of the control will also be different.
In general, the WindLink3.0 system based on PATEO’s engine OS underlying architecture has done a good job in terms of function and service ecology. In addition to basic functions, it can also implement many functions such as remote control and mobile payment. In addition, the car machine Richer online resources can also be obtained from the bottom ecosystem, making travel no longer monotonous. Next, let's first take a look at the performance of the system in terms of human-vehicle interaction.
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 touch screen of the AX7 multimedia system has a size of 10.25 inches and a resolution of 1920×720. From the actual display effect, both the fineness of the screen and the design of the UI interface are excellent in the same level of models. The large screen is embedded in the center of the center console, surrounded by a large area of bright black decorative panels, even if it is not lit, the overall effect is good. In addition to the car machine itself, the AX7 car machine system is embedded with 8 scene modes, which can quickly adjust the lighting, air conditioning, background music, etc. according to the user's car needs (with babies, appointments, etc.), and the humanized design is in place.
Depending on the model configuration, AX7 provides 7-inch screen instrument (low configuration) and 12.3-inch screen instrument (high configuration) in two specifications. This time we experienced a high-profile version of the model. Its 12.3-inch full LCD instrument has three display styles. Choose. For long-distance driving, I personally recommend selecting the “Navigation Display” mode, so that you can easily see the navigation path while driving, and avoid affecting driving safety by viewing the route plan on the central control screen.
In terms of voice control, in addition to “Hello, Fengshen” and pressing the voice button on the steering wheel, directly shouting “Xiaodu, Xiaodu” can also wake up the car. This surprised us. Of course, users can wake up. Words are personalized. The system has strong natural voice recognition capabilities, and the controls are not limited to car machines and air conditioners. Equipment such as car windows, seat heating, sunroofs, etc. can also be controlled by voice.
In terms of human-vehicle interaction, the overall interface design of WindLink3.0 system is simple and easy to use. In addition, the official said that the car system uses a quad-core processor with a 4G memory capacity and has done a good job of fluency. There is basically no smear or stutter when sliding the screen. The voice control system supports natural voice input, and also has the function of custom wake-up words, which doubles the intimacy.
Other hardware and software equipment
In terms of other hardware, the high-end AX7 comes standard with an 8-speaker audio system, which has 2 more speakers than the low-end models. On the air-conditioning system, the standard automatic air-conditioning does not have the partition function, so the on-board system does not adjust the temperature and air volume in different areas according to the direction of the voice command. In terms of the number of charging ports, the front row of the cockpit provides a 12V and two USB ports, and the rear row has only one USB port less than the front row, which can basically meet the charging needs of passengers.
Next, let's take a look at the functions of the AX7 system. Let's start with the entertainment system. Naturally, regular local radios and Bluetooth music will not be absent. In terms of online audio sources, the resources of the AX7 system come from platforms such as Himalaya FM. In addition to music, content including cross talk and long storytelling can also be searched by car and machine.
The car is equipped with online map navigation as standard. In addition to functions such as real-time query of road conditions, users can also manually enter the license plate number, and can also realize functions such as avoiding restricted areas during route planning. In addition to voice commands and touch screens, the mobile app can also be used to search for navigation destinations and send them to the car. It is convenient and can avoid accidentally entering the restricted area and causing violations.
The panoramic parking image and front and rear radars are standard on the three high-end versions. In the panoramic top view mode, you can click on the four positions of the front, rear, left, and right of the body to separately call the camera images. Walking through narrow roads can reduce blind spots and improve driving safety. It's just that the picture quality of the panoramic image system is not clear, and the picture distortion is more obvious, and there is still room for upgrading.
The mobile phone App remote control system is the same as other products of the same type, which can realize the remote start/close of the engine, air conditioner, lighting and other equipment, and the opening and closing of the windows, sunroof and trunk. In addition, the App can also realize maintenance appointments, purchase vehicle traffic, violation queries, vehicle condition queries, navigation destinations and other functions, which basically cover most of the daily travel scenes. The only shortcoming is that we currently do not find any emergency on mobile phones or vehicles. Rescue service.
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, some applications, including Air Travel, have been connected to the car and machine, and it is not a problem to check flight information, weather, stocks, etc. The payment function is also integrated into the car machine. At present, the system supports the purchase of goods, entertainment traffic, payment of parking fees, etc. through the car machine. In the future, it also plans to realize the functions of hotel reservation to payment.
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 WindLink3.0 system that supports natural speech recognition does a pretty good job of communication. Most commands can be recognized, and there is basically no need for users to repeatedly call out commands. In addition, the car-machine system also has richer information query and human-computer interaction, including but not limited to Chinese-English translation, mathematical calculations, schedule management, takeaways, hotel reservations, etc. More functions are expected to be added to the car-machine system through OTA upgrades in.
● 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
Star Way LX
|9|| AIWAYS U5
Changan CS75 PLUS
Wutong Auto Union
|28||Dongfeng Fengshen AX7
The current network connection function and interaction friendliness of the WindLink3.0 system has reached a relatively leading level among the same type of vehicles. For young users with a wide range of interests, rich resources and functions can not only help travel planning. , Long-distance driving will not become a boring suffering. The WindLink3.0 system will also introduce more functions in the form of OTA upgrades in the future, and perhaps the car-machine system will become more and more “understanding me” in the future.