"As the integration of cars and the Internet becomes more and more tight, the functions that cars can provide have become more and more abundant. But the most important thing is that the expansion of these functions cannot be achieved at the cost of reducing the level of safety. As a result, the driver's operating experience is also getting better Importantly, new features should be easy to understand and control, making driving easier. "Said Dr. Thomas M. Müller, Volvo Car Group's vice president of electronics and electric drive engineering. However, many similar products currently on the market usually need to list more than 30 buttons on the center console, which is not only inconvenient for the driver to operate, but also brings danger due to distraction.
New Sensus system, humanized design brings intelligent and convenient user experience
Under Volvo's innovative sub-brand Sensus, the new Volvo XC90 uses the most advanced touch screen and software technology, allowing drivers to intuitively operate and quickly grasp the position and operation methods of function keys. "It's very natural for people to use touch screens to operate, so you will soon have a conditioned reflex," said Peter Mertens, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Car Group. "Information, navigation and media selection All are located above the touch screen for easy viewing; the phone, application icons and cabin temperature controls are all located below the touch screen for easy operation. The design logic behind all of this is derived from research on user experience, extensive applicability, and the most advanced Technology. "
The functions on the touch screen consist of multiple "Tiles", each of which represents a function. Navigation is at the top, and below are Media and Phone. Above all "Tiles" is a notification bar, and the "Air Conditioning" function is placed at the bottom of the entire screen. During the operation, the selected "Tiles" will be extended to full screen, and other "Tiles" will be reduced accordingly, but still displayed on the screen, ready to be called at any time. This makes it convenient for users to switch between different functions without going through the main menu.
In addition, the large-sized touch screen communicates with the all-digital dashboard in front of the driver, and driving-related information can also be projected on the head-up display under the windshield in real time-plus multi-function buttons on the steering wheel and advanced sound control system. A set of innovative human-machine interface. The all-digital dashboard and head-up display ensure that the driver can easily get the information he needs most. Thomas Ingrat, Senior Vice President of Design, Volvo Car Group, said: "Creating a simple and smooth interactive experience is our basic principle. Therefore, we designed as much as possible to ensure that the driver can operate this system without leaving his sight on the road and his hands on the steering wheel. "On the new Volvo XC90, there are countless innovative and user-friendly designs similar to this system.
Leading cloud solutions to build fully connected experiences
With a cloud solution and HERE navigation system from Ericsson, the new Volvo XC90 provides consumers with a fully connected experience, which not only enables remote content updates, but also simplifies the entire vehicle experience. The Sensus system with a new interface integrates a large number of cloud-based applications, including Internet radio, connected navigation, parking space search and payment, destination restaurant search, online music, and more. The combination of these applications and systems will depend on the local market situation.
"In addition, the new XC90 can also tell you when to perform maintenance and recommend a time for appointment with your Volvo dealer. The launch of this Connected Service Booking application is The first step for dealers to fully integrate into the connected ecosystem, "said Dr. Thomas M. Müller, Volvo Car Group's vice president of electronics, electrical and electric drive engineering.
First to be equipped with Apple CarPlay for seamless integration of intelligent interconnection
The new Volvo XC90 is Volvo's first model equipped with Apple CarPlay. IPad, iPhone and iPod users can use some of the functions on Apple devices through the large-sized touch screen in the car. Thomas Ingenlath, senior vice president of design at Volvo Car Group, said: "Apple's simple and user-friendly interface complements Volvo's Nordic design style and the pursuit of fluidity." The familiar Apple on the new Volvo XC90 screen Icons help users quickly identify basic functions such as phone, messaging, music, and navigation.