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[YesAuto Connected Travel] Under the background of my country's intelligence, the development of smart car linkage today has been very different from the in-vehicle system a few years ago, and fundamental changes have taken place in both interactive experience and styling design. It is under the influence of this opportunity that most of the passenger cars on the market in my country in recent years have reached the stage of “recreational car networking” in the field of on-board systems, and are rushing to the next outlet.

Thanks to the development of the domestic Internet ecology, Chinese brand models have seized the opportunity in the field of Internet of Vehicles, actively embracing suppliers in the fields of localized head map navigation, entertainment applications, and car life applications. At the same time, they benefit from the nature of the company itself. This enables them to quickly change directions and open up new areas.

On the other hand, overseas brands, whether they are joint ventures or imports, seem to hesitate for a few months before choosing to embrace the domestic ecology and embark on the path of localized intelligent networking. Judging from the data of the models we have tested, there are many overseas brands that have fast-response brands, but most of them are still moving forward slowly. If viewed as a whole, they are already at the end of the line. And these brands include Japanese and Korean brands.

According to our test data, Japanese and Korean car companies have chosen to be conservative in the high-frequency voice functions such as partial wake-up prevention, and all of the Japanese brand models participating in the test do not have partial wake-up prevention. Of course, systems such as Nissan Smart Connect and Honda CONNECT have caught up with China's Smart Connected ecosystem to the utmost extent. Now that Honda CONNECT has brought the third generation of products, what are the changes compared to the second generation, let us take a look.

On March 22, 2021, Honda released the latest generation of in-vehicle systems, the third-generation Honda CONNECT, through an online live broadcast. Before that, I was very curious about what other tricks Honda can play. From the data of the models we have tested, we can see that Chinese brands are advancing all the way, and overseas brands are also trying to catch up. At this stage, they can already allow car owners to enjoy localized cars. The well-being of connected applications is the same as the capabilities of the second-generation Honda CONNECT. However, when the press conference started, I found that Honda, a technical madman, could already keep pace with most Chinese brands in the field of auto linkage.

With the introduction of the introducer, a company called Heinesisys came into view. Who is it? It was established as a joint venture by Honda and Neusoft. The combination of car companies + veteran car dealership suppliers can be said to be an old routine in today’s Chinese smart car dealership market . Whether it is the zebra in the past or the current Wutong, they have all given it The brand-new experience of using car-linked products. In addition to the combo boxing, behind the third-generation Honda CONNECT are our familiar car-related product suppliers such as Keda Xunfei and Alibaba Artificial Intelligence Laboratory . Seeing this, I immediately feel that this set will be in service in the second half of this year. Interest in on-board systems for new Honda cars has doubled.

Edit comment:

Although the online conference lasted only 15 minutes, the content it showed was embarrassing. In the past two years, China's smart car industry has developed rapidly. Chinese brands have used their unique advantages to break a blood path in the Chinese passenger car market. It may be conducive to spreading or improving the car experience, even if the smart car is not It has become a car-buying decision, but it has already given consumers a feeling of earning when they buy it. Today, as a major seller of overseas brands, Honda has quietly moved forward with most Chinese brands in the field of auto association through a set of combination punches and the technical and ecological resources of local suppliers. Then, as more and more overseas brands learn this combination Fist, the advantage gradually fades, where will the inflection point for overtaking in the next corner be?

Of course, we don’t need to worry about others. The third-generation Honda CONNECT is still in the video stage. After the landing, it is subject to cost and the experience is very different. But I still have to borrow a word from the football commentator: There is not much time left for us. (The picture of Li Xiang from the home of the car comes from a live broadcast)