We’ve used a new 400 point scoring system and picked up four parameters with 100 points going to each of the parameters. The points have been divided on a 160-240 basis with the former being awarded on the basis of what is provided by the manufacturer. The 240 points are subjective and have been awarded based on the discretion of the tester.
1. Screen size
In this section, we have looked at screen size, display quality and most importantly, visibility of the screen in direct sunlight.
The features section is the heaviest in terms of direct points and looks at elements like navigation, Reverse camera, phone connectivity, emergency assist as well as media input options.
Whereas the features section relies heavily on direct points, the ergonomics sections is the most subjective one as its entire test criteria is based on the discretion of the tester. Here we looked at items like angle and placement on dashboard, size of buttons as well as touch and feel.
This is the other subjective section and looks at elements like the graphics, ease of use as well as speed of the infotainment system.
This test criteria is fairly different from the one we used in our previous test as we decided to create one system to judge them all. This means, in the future, we could apply the same criteria without any modifications to judge the infotainment system on luxury cars inching closer to the Rs 1 crore mark as well as newer models that would compete with the cars from our previous test.
One of new tests that we have included is a sound quality test. We did this by neutralising the EQ settings and playing Bohemian Rhapsody by legendary British band, Queen. The magic of Bohemian Rhapsody is that it has a complete set of highs and lows in the instruments and vocals which makes it a comprehensive benchmark for our test. We also expanded the numbers of items under the features section to cover a wider range options.