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SmartTOP roof module by Mods4cars is now available for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

SmartTOP, the additional convertible top control for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is now available. The retrofit comfort module by Mods4cars allows the folding top to be opened and closed remotely via the original vehicle key.

SmartTOP roof module by Mods4cars is now available for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

SmartTOP roof module by Mods4cars for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 11, 2018

As of now, the company Mods4cars has a SmartTOP convertible top control available for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder. „We are very pleased that we can now also offer a SmartTOP solution for this exclusive super sports car,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „The predecessor, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, has already been supported by us for several years.“

The retrofit SmartTOP module enables, among other things, the operation of the top via the console button via One-Touch. Opening and closing the convertible top no longer requires continuously holding down the button. A short tap is enough and the movement of the hood is executed automatically.

Furthermore, the SmartTOP module makes it possible to operate the top remotely from a distance using the original vehicle key. By pressing a key combination on the key fob, the roof can be opened and closed. „The SmartTOP customer can already open their top as they approach their vehicle and start their journey top down,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicle key is not required for this function.

This convertible top control from Mods4cars also offers various other additional functions: Windows can be opened and closed separately by remote control. Windows can be programmed to be raised after the top opening. For vehicles with a keyless entry package, the top movement can be triggered by touching the door handle. The operating direction of the top button can be reversed if desired.

All functions are individually programmable. Starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement. The module can be deactivated at any time. A built in USB port to the SmartTOP module makes it possible to install software updates that are provided free of charge. In addition, the module can be configured via the PC / MAC.

The SmartTOP module comes with a plug-and-play adapter. Connection between SmartTOP module and vehicle electronics is made by simply plugging together. No cables need to be cut, which is why a traceless dismantling is possible at any time.

Mods4cars has been manufacturing SmartTOP top controls since 2001, for all common convertible modules. The following vehicle brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The SmartTOP module for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder is available for 299.00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/NIpjXF1FB6M

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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Smart 2-DIN Entertainer: ZENEC’s Z-N426 is Best Product

ZENEC’s new 2-DIN multimedia system with DAB+ impresses in a test conducted by the German Car & Hifi magazine (issue 01/2018)

Smart 2-DIN Entertainer: ZENEC

ZENEC Z-N426: modern 2-DIN infotainer

After the great success of the Z-N326, multimedia specialist ZENEC has now launched its next 2-DIN Smartlink infotainer, the Z-N426, additionally equipped with DAB+ and a larger 6.8″/17.3 cm monitor. The complete package of Z-N426 plus navigation software Z-N426-SDFEU obtainable separately has now been tested by Car & Hifi magazine in issue 01/2018, and awarded the „Best Product“ accolade. „The ZENEC Z-N426 is a big hit“, is the enthusiastic verdict of the trade journalists. „Superb range of features, use of phone apps per Smartlink, and excellent ease of use make it the benchmark in its price class.“

Modern app use via Smartphone
Like the Z-N326 the new ZENEC Z-N426 initially comes as a moniceiver without navigation software – retailing for as little as 600 euros. But even with this ‚basic version‘ you don’t have to do without navigation. While Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto support only a limited number of apps, with the Z-N426 any app – including the navigation apps of a connected cellphone – can be used on the screen of the ZENEC device. „This is made possible by the Smartlink function that allows smartphones to be very easily connected to the Z-N426“, enthuse the testers about the innovative possibilities of smartphone integration.

Europe-wide navigation made easy
However, if you want a fully integrated sat nav system for your car simply order the NextGen navigation software on a microSD card for 120 euros extra. With detailed maps for 47 European countries, more than 6 million points of interest, TMC, and free map updates for one year, this will give you the latest in-car navigation technology. „Navigation with ZENEC software is then very comfortable“, according to Car & Hifi. „3D rendering, 3D Auto-Zoom at crossings or roundabouts, and lane assistance with display of highway traffic signs ensure that you take the correct route even at rather complicated junctions.“

Full range of media features, ease of use
„The Z-N426 gets special praise for its above average range of features in this price class and great ease of use“, the testers go on to say. The ZENEC offers a double tuner that receives both analog FM broadcasts as well as digital radio DAB+. Phones can be connected via Bluetooth, HDMI, Wi-Fi, or using the double USB port at the rear. As you would expect, diverse media can also be connected via USB. For cameras there are two inputs, so front and rear cameras can be connected.
That ZENEC has also placed great importance on the ease of use of this system is also appropriately honored by the trade journalists of Car & Hifi: „The display is very easy to read, while the menus and individual screens are clearly laid out and look good. It is very pleasing to see how superbly fast the touchscreen reacts.“

Conclusion
„Both in our test lab as well as in field tests on the road the ZENEC performs outstandingly well“, is the conclusion reached by the testers. That ZENEC has achieved a big hit with the new 2-DIN system is confirmed by Car & Hifi, awarding the Z-N426 the „Best Product“ accolade in their final verdict.

The brand Zenec stands for pure in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount and universal monitors sum to a well rounded portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like DAB+-tuners, rear view cameras and headphones. All Zenec devices are perfectly compatible with one another.
The Zenec multimedia range is perceived to follow the edge of technology, but also to stand out with an exceptional price/performance value. Yet, quality before quantity is the other important maxim given, Zenec is strictly adhering to.
In 2008, Zenec brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a completely new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs are a perfect fit – visually and technically – in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work. With the new line up 2017 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.
Few car media brands have ever started out as successfully as Zenec. Today, Zenec has established itself as undisputed market leader for multimedia navigation and spots – according to the Association for Consumer Research (Gfk) – in the German speaking territories a market share in excess of 35%.

Company-Contact
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Denny Krauledat
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.zenec.com

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Smart Sound Tuning with AXTON’s 4-Channel Amp A530DSP

The mini DSP power amp A530DSP optimizes the sound of factory radios and can be easily controlled from a smartphone.

Smart Sound Tuning with AXTON

AXTON amp A530DSP with smartphone control

Maximum increase in sound from the original in-car system with the minimum installation effort – that is the aim of AXTON’s innovative DSP power amp series. Car audio specialist AXTON has now expanded its line-up by a further 4-channel mini amplifier with DSP. Like the predecessor models so often honored by the trade press, the A530DSP also impresses with its many setting options, unbelievably easy control from a cellphone, compact size, and its unique ease of installation.
AXTON’s A530DSP is perfect for music lovers who want to have super sound without actually having to retrofit a completely new car hi-fi system. Connected to the original radio, the amplifier, just 12 x 4 x 17 cm in size, provides a more than distinctly audible improvement in the sound of the factory system – made possible by the integrated digital sound processor.
The DSP of the new mini power amp offers the full range of features familiar in mature DSP solutions. That includes useful sound tools like the freely configurable parametric 7-band EQ, time alignment for all processor channels, a 3-way active crossover with high, low, and bandpass filters (6/12/18/24 dB slope), 3D surround sound, and the dynamic bass function.
Setting the DSP functions is child’s play for this amp: simply download the free controller app from www.axton.de or the Apple App Store, connect the A530DSP to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and then adjust the settings from the cellphone (iOS or Android) – in real time. Once you have tuned the sound to the vehicle acoustics and your personal preferences, the settings can be saved in the amp or on the smartphone.
Designed as a plug and play power amp, the A530DSP is quick and straightforward to install in any vehicle. It is looped into the original cabling using the 1.5 m long ISO cable supplied, and can then be installed out of sight at various places in the vehicle. Furthermore, there are optional plug and play connection cables for diverse vehicles from Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Ford and Opel, as well as Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Peugeot.
Thanks to the auto turn-on function AXTON’s new mini amplifier A530DSP can be switched on directly from the factory radio. With the separate power supply terminal and 4-channel RCA inputs the A530DSP can also be connected to retrofitted radios having preamp outputs.

The brand AXTON has been popular with car enthusiasts for almost 30 years. AXTON’s products are regularly recognized in trade magazines for their high price performance ratio. The range includes amplifiers and various loudspeakers for car retrofitting: component and coaxial systems, bass boxes, and also compact under seat woofers.

Company-Contact
ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041562696447
Fax: 0041562696464
E-Mail: Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.axton.de

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Huf to take over MHG Thailand

MHG Thailand will be renamed into Huf (Thailand) Co. Ltd.

Huf to take over MHG Thailand

Transfer of ownership in Rayong

The Huf Group (Velbert, Germany) and the MH Group (Sydney, Australia) agreed that Huf International (Velbert, Germany) will acquire all shares in MHG (Thailand) Co. Ltd. The automotive supplier located in Rayong, Thailand, engages in injection moulding and robotic painting. It employs about 70 people. Main customers are Ford, Automotive Alliance Thailand (a joint venture between Ford and Mazda) and other automotive manufacturers in Thailand. The transaction will be completed on 15 December 2017.

MH Group (MHG) has a history of over 40 years of specialist automotive manufacturing. Following the closure of automobile production in Australia MHG has diversified into new activities. This has led MHG to sell its operation in Thailand and to grow new business beyond automotive.

The Huf Group is operating world-wide as an automotive supplier in the area of electronic and mechanical locking systems, driver authorization systems, door handle systems, tailgate systems, tire pressure monitoring systems and telematics and digital access systems. In 2016, the Huf Group achieved a turnover of about 1,400 million Euros. Huf International is the holding company for the worldwide network of subsidiaries. 7,800 people are employed with Huf in 23 companies in Germany, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Romania, China, India, Japan and Korea. Headquarters is in Velbert, Germany.

MHG Thailand will be renamed into Huf (Thailand) Co. Ltd.. It will play an important role for expanding the business of the Huf Group in Southeast Asia. The actual product scope already covers painted door handles one of Huf“s traditional key products. Other products will be maintained while Huf gradually will bring in new state of the art products. Huf is convinced that with the existing team and strong support from the worldwide Huf organization Huf Thailand will become a successful member of the Huf Group.

Huf develops and produces tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for renowned automobile manufacturers all over the world: Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes Truck, Mini, Novabus, Porsche, Prevost, SsangYong, Volkswagen, and Volvo Truck, just to name a few.
In addition to offering original replacement sensors for the replacement parts market, Huf also offers the IntelliSens universal sensor, which has the best vehicle coverage in the market and can be installed faster than any other sensor due to its unique concept. Numerous valves, accessories, and tools from ATEQ and Bartec round off our product range. With the new IntelliSens app, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) can now be diagnosed and configured even faster and easier.

Contact
Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
Dipl. Oec. Ute J. Hoppe
Steegerstr. 17
42551 Velbert
Phone: + (0)2051/ 272 572
E-Mail: ute.hoppe@huf-group.com
Url: http://www.huf-group.com

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SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF enables top operation via One-Touch

As of now, the retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control from the company Mods4cars is available for the new Mazda MX-5 RF. It allows for the top to be opened and closed while driving via One-Touch.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF enables top operation via One-Touch

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF

Las Vegas, Nevada – December 14, 2017

The retrofit SmartTOP roof control by the company Mods4cars is now available for the Mazda MX-5 RF. „The additional comfort module for the Mazda MX-5 is one of our most popular products. We are pleased that we can now also offer a SmartTOP solution for the new Mazda MX-5 RF,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

The SmartTOP modules are additionally installed into the vehicle in order to make the operation of the retractable hardtop more comfortable. After installation, it is possible for the Mazda driver to open and close the top while driving at a speed of up to 50 km/h via One-Touch. All you need to do is tap the top button. The top movement is then carried out automatically. „This way the driver has both hands back on the steering wheel faster,“ explains Sven Tornow.

In addition to this main function, the SmartTOP also offers further clever features: Upon customer request the function „Invert switch logic“ has been added. Thanks to it, the operating direction of the top button can be inverted. In addition, the top movement is also possible while reversing. Starting and stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement process.

All functions can be programmed according to personal wishes. Among other things, it is possible to adjust, step by step, the speed at which the top movement can be carried out whilst driving. Thanks to a USB port attached to the module, the configuration can be made easily via a PC / Mac. In addition, the USB port makes it possible to upload additional software updates and feature enhancements, which are offered by Mods4cars free of charge.

For easy installation, the SmartTOP comes with a plug-and-play cable set. The specially developed T-cable set has connectors in OEM quality and ensures for a simple connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP module. No cables need to be cut, so a residue-free removal is possible at any time.

Since 2001, the company Mods4cars has manufactured their SmartTOP roof top controls. From Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen to Volvo all common convertible and Roadster models are supported.

The comfort control for the Mazda MX-5 RF is available for 269,00 Euro + tax.

A demonstration video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/YXTu9B0jdks

More information at:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – AXTON’s New Subwoofer ATB216

With the compact ATB216 the car audio specialist AXTON now has an impressively powerful subwoofer in its product range.

Wolf in Sheep

AXTON’s bandpass subwoofer ATB216

Punchy subwoofer boxes that provide maximum driving pleasure have long been supplied by AXTON. Now the car audio specialist has expanded its line-up with a bandpass subwoofer that looks very convincing with its practical size and awesome performance.
The bandpass box ATB216 is designed for music lovers who do not want to compromise on luggage space or bass power on the road. Of minimal size 25 x 54 x 30 cm, the ATB216 keeps playing where other subwoofer dwarfs run out of steam, producing enormous bass waves with the greatest of ease, setting an impressive stage for every electro beat, every guitar riff, and every bass drum.
AXTON’s bandpass is a completely new design whereby the size of the enclosure, practical suitability, and fitting have been perfectly matched. In the stable and rigid enclosure there are two powerful 16-cm woofers at work that pack a punch: equipped with very stiff, air dried paper cones with rubber surround and large 1.5″ / 38 mm voice coils on aluminum formers, the drivers ensure powerful bass with fast response. The high linear Xmax value of +/- 6.3 mm also speaks for itself…
The enclosure is made of strong MDF and covered with robust felt. The port is flow optimized to minimize air turbulence. The rear of the enclosure is beveled so that it takes up as little space as possible when positioned on the backrest of the rear seat. Via the spring loaded binding post terminal, also on the rear side, the plug and play bass box is quickly connected to the amplifier, and can be removed from the trunk just as fast if required.
The awesome output of 250 watts and 92 dB/1 W/1 m, outstanding build quality, and the attractive price make the smart ATB216 a convincing total package for the straightforward implementation of an in-car bass system.

The brand AXTON has been popular with car enthusiasts for almost 30 years. AXTON’s products are regularly recognized in trade magazines for their high price performance ratio. The range includes amplifiers and various loudspeakers for car retrofitting: component and coaxial systems, bass boxes, and also compact under seat woofers.

Company-Contact
ACR
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041562696447
Fax: 0041562696464
E-Mail: Denny.Krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.axton.de

Press
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
Phone: 030-61403817
E-Mail: micha@punctum-berlin.de
Url: http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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SmartTOP retractable hard top control now available for the McLaren 650S Spider

As of now the SmartTOP retractable hard top control from the manufacturer Mods4cars is also available for the McLaren 650S Spider. The retrofit Cabriolet module allows the operation of the retractable hard top while driving via One-Touch.

SmartTOP retractable hard top control now available for the McLaren 650S Spider

SmartTOP retractable hard top control for the McLaren 650S Spider

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 30, 2017

The company Mods4cars now offers a retrofit SmartTOP retractable hard top control for the McLaren 650S Spider. The roof module is retrofitted to the car and with clever additional functions, improves the everyday use of the cabriolet.

The comfort module allows the One-Touch operation of the retractable hard top. The interior button no longer has to be held down during the entire movement of the top. „A short tap on the interior button is enough and the top movement continues automatically,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „Thereby, our customers have both hands on the steering wheel faster,“ Sven Tornow continues.

Furthermore the fully automatic operation of the retractable hard top from a distance via the original vehicle key is made possible. Pressing a key combination on the remote control starts the top movement. Thus, the top can already be opened while the driver is moving towards the vehicle. Respectively, it is also possible to remotely close the top, should it suddenly start to rain, for example. A change to the vehicle key is not required.

Like any SmartTOP, the comfort module for the McLaren 650S Spider also offers other useful additional functions. For one, the windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. In addition, One-Touch operation of the wind deflector is possible. If desired, the operating direction of the top button can be inverted. The current top movement will not be interrupted by starting or stopping the engine. The module allows for deactivation at any time.

All functions of the SmartTOP module can be programmed according to personal preferences. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module allows for connection to a PC / Mac. This allows the SmartTOP module to be conveniently configured. It also makes the installation of firmware updates possible, which Mods4cars provides free of charge.

The included plug-and-play cable set, with OEM plugs, ensures for an easy installation. By simply plugging together the connection between SmartTOP and vehicle electronics is established. No cables need to be cut, therefore a traceless dismantling is possible at any time.

The comfort control for the McLaren 650S Spider is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

Mods4cars offers SmartTOP comfort modules for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/GDasde3llcg

For more information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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Great support for earthquake victims in Mexico

Huf Group helps with a donation for reconstruction

Great support for earthquake victims in Mexico

Students of the Anáhuac University are happy about the donation,

Three heavy earthquakes with many victims shook the Mexican region of Puebla in September. During the earthquakes many buildings are damaged or destroyed, including schools, homes and factories. Huf Group has also a production facility in Puebla and supports the people and employees of the affected area.

As part of the inauguration of a new production facility at Huf Mexico, a donation ceremony was held for the benefit of the earthquake victims in Mexico. Ulrich Hülsbeck, President and CEO of the Huf Group, presented a donation check in the amount of 50,000 euros to Claudia Nuoez, Academic Vice President of Anáhuac University. The donation will support a social project of the University, which takes care of the reconstruction of residential buildings in Puebla. The project helps about 150 families in different parts of the country in rebuilding their homes.

The donation Huf Group underlines its basic values and assumes social responsibility for people and employees. The company is actively involved in promoting and supporting the regions and communities at the locations of the company.

Around 100 new houses will be build by June 2018, thanks to the cooperation of Anáhuac University and the Huf Group. The social program „ASUA Construye“ makes this possible and advocates the construction of houses build by ecological materials. The social project mainly involves students from the university.

About the Huf Group

Founded in 1908 in Velbert, Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst first supplied car keys in 1920 to Mercedes-Benz (now Daimler AG). Today Huf employs around 7200 employees at locations in 14 countries around the world. Over 400 developers and design engineers work in its offices in Germany, the USA, Korea, Romania, India and China. The company counts all renowned car manufacturers among its customers. As a developer and producer of mechanical and electronic locking systems, driver authentication systems, passive entry systems, vehicle access systems, door handle systems and systems for boot lids and rear doors, tyre pressure monitoring systems and telematics systems, Huf has made a name for itself across the world amongst car manufacturers and in the tyre industry.

Huf Mexico was founded in 2008 and is located in San Francisco Ocotlan, Coronango, Puebla. With a workforce of 550 employees, Huf Mexico develops and manufactures complete solutions for Car Access Security and Immobilization (CASIM).

Huf develops and produces tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for renowned automobile manufacturers all over the world: Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes Truck, Mini, Novabus, Porsche, Prevost, SsangYong, Volkswagen, and Volvo Truck, just to name a few.
In addition to offering original replacement sensors for the replacement parts market, Huf also offers the IntelliSens universal sensor, which has the best vehicle coverage in the market and can be installed faster than any other sensor due to its unique concept. Numerous valves, accessories, and tools from ATEQ and Bartec round off our product range. With the new IntelliSens app, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) can now be diagnosed and configured even faster and easier.

Contact
Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
Dipl. Oec. Ute J. Hoppe
Steegerstr. 17
42551 Velbert
Phone: + (0)2051/ 272 572
E-Mail: ute.hoppe@huf-group.com
Url: http://www.huf-group.com

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SmartTOP additional soft top control is now available for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet

As of now, the retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control from the manufacturer Mods4cars is available for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet. The SmartTOP Cabriolet module enables the operation of the soft top with just one push of a button.

SmartTOP additional soft top control is now available for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet

SmartTOP additional soft top control for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 9, 2017

The company Mods4cars has launched its retrofit SmartTOP soft top control for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet. „The owners of the new Audi A5 will now be able to enjoy our smart comfort modules. We have been offering SmartTOP modules for its predecessor model for several years,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

The roof module is retrofitted to the vehicle and provides clever additional functions that facilitate the convertible user“s everyday life. Thus, among other things, the operation of the soft top via one-touch is made possible. It is also no longer necessary to keep the button pressed during the entire movement of the top. Instead, one touch of a button and the roof is automatically opened or closed. Hands are thereby back on the steering wheel faster.

In addition, the soft top can be operated remotely via the existing vehicle remote control. With a key combination on the vehicle key the top movement is set in motion. „The top can already be opened while moving toward the vehicle. Conversely, it is possible to close the soft top from a distance if for example it suddenly starts to rain,“ explains Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicle key is not required for this function.

Like every SmartTOP, the comfort module for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet also offers additional useful functions. Windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. For vehicles with a keyless entry package, the top movement can be triggered by touching the door handle. The operating direction of the top button can be reversed if desired.

All functions can be programmed individually. Starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement. The module can be deactivated at any time. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module enables the installation of free software updates and the programming of the module via the PC / MAC.

Thanks to easy accessibility and the included plug-and-play cable set, installation is made easy. The connection between SmartTOP module and vehicle electronics is made by simply plugging together. No cables need to be cut, so a trace-free dismantling is possible at any time.

Mods4cars offers SmartTOP comfort modules for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault , Volkswagen and Volvo. SmartTOP soft top controls are also available for the Audi A5 predecessor and models A3, A4, TT Roadster and R8 Spyder.

The comfort control system for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet is available for 299.00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/gTnQVVv2Ht0

For more Information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com

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SmartTOP soft top control for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

The new SmartTOP soft top control for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205) is now available. The retrofitted comfort module from Mods4cars makes it possible to open and close the convertible roof from a distance via the original vehicle key.

SmartTOP soft top control for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

SmartTOP soft top control for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Las Vegas, Nevada – October 26, 2017

The retrofit SmartTOP module is now available for the new C-Class Cabriolet (A205) from Mercedes-Benz. With smart functions, it facilitates the everyday life of the convertible user. This ensures, among other things, that the top is opened or closed automatically after just a tip on the top button. It is thereby no longer necessary to keep the button pressed down during the entire top movement.

Furthermore, with the SmartTOP module, the convertible top of the C-Class convertible can be operated from a distance via the existing vehicle key. Pressing a key combination on the remote control activates the convertible top movement. „Our customers can open the top as they approach their vehicle and start their drive open,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicles remote control is not needed.

The latest soft top control from Mods4cars also offers, besides these main functions, various additional functions: The windows can be controlled via the remote control. It is adjustable whether the front or all windows should be closed automatically after the top opening. All windows can be closed by One-Touch via the centre console button.

On vehicles with a keyless entry package, the convertible top can be operated by touching the door latch. The function „Tear-Wipe“ was developed on customer request and ensures that the windscreen is wiped once or twice more after a short pause once the use of the spray nozzles has been activated. All functions of the SmartTOP roof module can be programmed according to personal wishes.

The SmartTOP module is equipped with an USB port to connect the cabriolet module to the home PC / MAC. In this way the module can be configured and software updates, which are made available by Mods4cars free of charge, can be implemented.

In addition, a plug-and-play cable kit is included in the delivery, which ensures an easy installation. The connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP is made by simply plugging together. Plug-in adapter in original equipment quality ensure 100% accuracy. No cables need to be cut through and the module can be removed without a trace.

Since 2001, the company Mods4cars has been manufacturing its SmartTOP top control systems for all common convertible models. The following vehicle brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen.

The SmartTOP module for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205) is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/i5d9AwXHd0E

For more Information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Contact
Mods4cars LLC
Sven Tornow
E. Flamingo Rd #3100 1350
89119 Las Vegas (NV) – USA
Phone: +1-310-9109055
E-Mail: tornow@mods4cars.com
Url: http://www.mods4cars.com