On November 18th, Meizu announced the FlymeAuto Master Plan, inviting users to participate in co-creating a better FlymeAuto interactive experience. Today, Meizu has released the first phase of the plan.
The first phase is themed “N ways of connecting your smart cabin with your phone”. Many users participated in the discussion and provided numerous suggestions and opinions in the Meizu community. Below are some of the outstanding solutions selected by Meizu.
The first solution comes from user He Wencheng, who hopes that FlymeAuto can integrate car key functions into the system at the bottom level, to achieve unlocking and locking the car without the need of opening an app. As shown in the figure, a shortcut button for unlocking the car has been added to the control center of the Meizu phone. This approach is more efficient than opening the app first and then unlocking the car.
Furthermore, different functions can be achieved through different click modes, such as popping up visitor unlocking, temporary unlocking, trunk unlocking, air conditioning pre-cooling, and air conditioning pre-heating by long pressing the button.
The second solution comes from user Tongluowan Jimige. By synchronizing the phone’s location information through the 5G network, the car can enter the pre-unlocking state when the owner is nearby. This pre-unlocking function can be used for some slow-starting car machines. When the pre-unlocking state is entered, the car machine starts in advance. By the time you reach the car, the machine has already started.
For example, when it is hot or cold outside, the temperature adjustment can be automatically turned on in advance, eliminating the need to manually turn on the phone.
The third solution comes from user Shengge Lishang, who can access the smart cabin feature directly from their smartphone’s voice assistant by logging into the same Flyme account as the car. Furthermore, this method can also be extended to connect with smart home sound systems, like calling the voice assistant to turn on the air-conditioner before leaving.
The fourth solution is proposed by user Tonystark8, who suggests connecting their mobile phone and the car through their accounts to allow the user to reach their destination with just one click upon entering the car. Similar functions have already been implemented in the HarmonyOS ecosystem, which also includes support for third-party apps like Meituan Dinner or Maoyan Cinema.
The last solution is from a car owner nicknamed Xiti new driver, who proposes using UWB chips to precisely identify the owner’s location. Although NIO and other auto manufacturers have already achieved this function with UWB key fobs, it has not been integrated into smartphones yet. To enable this function on mobile phones, it is necessary for car manufacturers and mobile phone manufacturers to achieve UWB integration.
It should be noted that the above ideas are only conceptual solutions proposed by users, and the actual functionality will depend on the mass-produced version of the in-car system. However, since they have already been demonstrated and the technical difficulties are not insurmountable, the possibility of realization is still high.
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