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SmartTOP enables convertible top control via remote for all Peugeot CC models

The retrofitted SmartTOP convertible top control by the manufacturer, Mods4cars, allows the opening and closing of the top while driving with One-Touch for all Peugeot CC models.

SmartTOP enables convertible top control via remote for all Peugeot CC models

SmartTOP convertible top control for all Peugeot CC models

Las Vegas, Nevada – March 21, 2019

SmartTOP additional convertible top control offers Peugeot 207 CC, 307 CC and 308 CC owners more comfort and functionality of their vehicles. The retrofitted module by Mods4cars makes it possible to open and close the convertibles top from a distance using the original vehicle key. Programming or modification of the vehicle key is not required for this function.

Thanks to the SmartTOP module, the convertible top can also be opened and closed while driving at a speed of up to 40 km/h. With the One-Touch function the need to stop the vehicle and the cumbersome holding down of the top button is eliminated. After a short press of the top button, movement of the top is automatically executed.

These two main functions ensure that the convertible is used open more often. Various other additional features also help simplify general use. „Our additional convertible top controls offer a comfort that, once experienced, you would not want to do without,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

With it the vehicles windows can be opened and closed from outside via the original remote control. The All-Windows button within the interior, makes it possible to close all windows with One-Touch. In addition, operation of the windows is possible for up to 60 seconds after switching off the ignition. The top movement in progress is not interrupted by starting or stopping the engine. If necessary, the SmartTOP can be completely deactivated.

The convertible modules are individually programmable. Thanks to a setup menu, functions can be carried out via the cars display. With a standard USB port on the SmartTOP convertible module, connecting and configuring the device with the home PC is also made possible. In this way software updates can also be run, which are provided by Mods4cars free of charge.

A plug-and-play adapter, included in delivery, ensures quick and easy installation. The connection between the vehicle electronics and the SmartTOP module is thus made simply by plugging together. Adapters in original equipment quality guarantee a 100% accurate fit. No cables need to be cut.

SmartTOP modules for Peugeot 207 CC, 307 CC and 308 CC are available from 229,00 Euro + tax.

SmartTOP convertible modules are also available for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/_Gyt7q0D-_8

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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Parking Assistants for Motorhomes: ZENEC’s New Rear View Cams

Excellent view to the rear side – ZENEC expands its accessory product range with the addition of three brake light cameras for commercial vehicles, motorhomes, and transporters.

Parking Assistants for Motorhomes: ZENEC

ZENEC’s rear view cams for motorhomes

Whether during reversing, parking, or turning of large and heavy commercial vehicles or motorhomes, it is of high importance to keep the area behind the vehicle in full view. Three high quality rear view cameras specially designed for deployment in utility vehicles and motorhomes are now listed in the product range of the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC: the ZE-RCE3702 for Fiat Ducato, Citroën Jumper and Peugeot Boxer, the ZE-RCE4606 for Mercedes Sprinter and VW Crafter, as well as the ZE-RCE5002 compatible with the Renault Trafic, Opel Vivaro, Nissan NV300 and Fiat Talento.
ZENEC’s new rear view cams replace the original third brake light and are swiftly connected to the target vehicle with their Plug & Play system. Naturally the third brake light is always retained, as in the case of the ZE-RCE3702 an LED brake light is integrated, while ZE-RCE4606 and ZE-RCE5002 make use of the original lamps of the vehicle.
All three models feature a high quality CCD sensor, with impressively low color noise and outstanding image quality. The high resolution of 752 x 494 pixels and the high light sensitivity of 0.1 lux provide clear images even in dim light conditions. The automatic white balance and the automatic backlight compensation ensure high contrast images. In addition the IR LED night illumination system sustains a clear well illuminated view to the rear at night. The day/night mode switching is auto controlled by the LDR element.
All three brake light cams are with 120° (diagonal) picture angle, while the vertical picture section can be manually optimized by adjusting the housing in 3 steps. The cams also feature an internal microphone to provide auditory support of what is going on behind the vehicle.
The high quality material and parts, together with the IP68 rated cam housing, offer perfect view also under extreme weather conditions in a temperature range of -20° C to +70° C.
Vehicle installation is simple by the Plug & Play system. All cameras are compatible with almost every head unit or monitor that comes with CVBS RCA input for rear view cams, naturally also to ZENEC’s multimedia navigation systems, including the vehicle-specific E>GO models.

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 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 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

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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Top Sat Nav for AUDI A3 – The ZENEC Z-E3150 Convinces Testers

„Great infotainment package for the AUDI A3 at a very attractive price“ is the verdict of the German Car & HiFi magazine (issue 2/2019) on the Z-E3150 from ZENEC, awarding it a „Highlight“ accolade.

Top Sat Nav for AUDI A3 - The ZENEC Z-E3150 Convinces Testers

Test Highlight: The Z-E3150 for AUDI A3

The Swiss firm ZENEC is a specialist for in-car navigation systems and multimedia systems, impressive for their state of the art features and ease of use. With the Z-E3150, ZENEC now has an innovative retrofit solution for AUDI A3 8P/8PA models in its product range. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine has just thoroughly tested the new ZENEC in issue 02/2019, and is enthusiastic. A „first-class solution for the AUDI A3″is how the testers describe the ZENEC infotainer, awarding it the „Highlight“ accolade.

GREAT VEHICLE INTEGRATION
Like every model from the vehicle-specific ZENEC E>GO series, the Z-E3150 is also perfectly tailored for the AUDI A3. „The new ZENEC is a perfect fit in the AUDI A3 – visually, mechanically and electrically“, conclude the Car & HiFi tech journalists. „Interfaced with the vehicle electronics via the CAN bus, it supports comfort functions like connection to the driver information system (DIS), or the multifunction steering wheel, and the OPS and ECON Climatronic displays.“

FULL SET OF MULTIMEDIA FEATURES
Extra special praise was earned by the multimedia section of the AUDI specialist, according to Car & HiFi: „The Z-E3150 offers a wide range of features and functionality.“ Clear radio reception is ensured by the integrated DAB+ and FM tuner, while for media playback there is a CD/DVD drive as well as two USB ports. Naturally there is a Bluetooth wireless connection for smartphones. „Dealing with phone calls is then just as convenient as wireless audio streaming“, conclude the well-respected tech journalists.

SMART SAT NAV RETROFIT
What particularly impressed the testers is the how easy it is to upgrade the Z-E3150 to a sat nav system. Available in the basic version as a moniceiver, the infotainer can be easily expanded with the optional navigation software Z-EMAP50 on SDHC memory card: „The software offered is the well-known and proven iGo Primo with maps of 47 European countries, POI database, TMC and 3D rendering.“

But you can still use the Z-E3150 to navigate even without this additional software. „This is because the SmartLink function allows the screen content of smartphones to be mirrored on the ZENEC“, the tech journalists explain. „The apps, including navigation on the mobile phone, can then be controlled from the touchscreen of the ZENEC.“

SUMMARY
„The Z-E3150 performs brilliantly in the lab and in the field“, is the conclusion of the experienced testers. „The feature set is complete, the performance convincing, and the vehicle integration perfect. A great infotainment package for the AUDI A3 at a very attractive price!“

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 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 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

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 Tires for the Future: Asahi Kasei at Tire Technology EXPO 2019 in Hanover

Smart Tires for the Future: Asahi Kasei at Tire Technology EXPO 2019 in Hanover

S-SBR and LEONA Fiber (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, February 25, 2019 – From March 5 to 7, Asahi Kasei will present its technologies for the next-generation tire at the international tire exhibition „Tire Technology EXPO“ in Hanover, Germany. Next to synthetic rubber of the fifth generation and fiber technologies, sensor solutions for intelligent tires will be in the focus of this year’s booth.

With the solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) of the fifth generation – a double-sided functionalized rubber – the company offers tire manufacturers a balanced solution to the performance characteristics of rolling resistance, wet grip and wear resistance.

Another highlight are the Japanese technology group’s sensor solutions for the smart tires of tomorrow: With a tread wear and a deformation sensor, Asahi Kasei introduces two technical components that can be used to determine the tread wear level as well as irregularities in the surface of the tire. If irregularities are detected, the sensors emit a warning and thus contribute to increased safety and efficiency.

Visitors can convince themselves of the accuracy of the two sensors at booth C 420.

In addition, Asahi Kasei will be presenting „LEONA PA66 Filament“ and „Precise“, two fiber technologies increasing the strength and robustness of the tires while at the same time reducing the tire rolling noise.

Chigusa Yamada, Manager in the „Synthetic Rubber“ department at Asahi Kasei Europe, will give a lecture on „Influence of functionalized S-SBRs on silicafilled rubber compound properties“ at the accompanying conference on March 6 (12.15 p.m.).

The Tire Technology EXPO is the leading tire show in Europe and offers its visitors a comprehensive overview of new manufacturing technologies, materials and innovations in the international tire industry. In 2018, the trade fair set a new record with 290 exhibitors, 700 conference participants and more than 5,800 visitors.

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://automotive-asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

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Optical Network Is Ready for Future Wire Harness Architectures

KDPOF Automotive Gigabit Ethernet Provides Electromagnetic Compatibility, Robustness, and Smooth Integration

Optical Network Is Ready for Future Wire Harness Architectures

Future-ready: KDPOF automotive Gigabit Ethernet provides EMC, robustness & smooth integration

KDPOF – leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – will present automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) for future wire harness architectures at stand 18 at the 7th International Conference Automotive Wire Harness on March 26 and 27, 2019 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. „With its inherent galvanic isolation and robustness, the optical Ethernet technology ideally suits current and future in-vehicle network infrastructure,“ stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. „POF lives up to the challenges of electromagnetic compatibility and safety requirements created by the new 48-volt electrical architecture.“ A well-supplied and competitive market worldwide ensures seamless integration into the wire harness of the vehicle. The inherent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) makes POF perfectly suitable for applications such as Battery Management Systems (BMS) and Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) modules. Autonomous driving relies on POF for a redundant system in addition to copper cabling in order to increase safety and avoid the autonomous car locking up if one of the systems is disturbed in some way.

Reliable and Robust Network Integration

POF cables are very reliable: they can withstand harsh environments, vibrations, and misalignments. In addition, POF allows fast dynamic bending, tight bending, and dark liquid immersion in addition to delivering low noise and robustness regarding in-coupling of electromagnetic fields. As a plastic, wide diameter fiber, POF is cheap to manufacture and install: installation is just easy plug and play; winding and clamping is similar to copper cables. With the first automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF transceiver KD1053, KDPOF provides high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time. The transceiver complies with the standard amendment IEEE Std 802.3bv™ and thus fully meets the requirements of carmakers.

About KDPOF

Fabless semiconductor supplier KDPOF provides innovative gigabit and long-reach communications over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF). Making gigabit communication over POF a reality, KDPOF technology supplies 1 Gbps POF links for automotive, industrial, and home networks. Founded in 2010 in Madrid, Spain, KDPOF offer their technology as either ASSP or IP (Intellectual Property) to be integrated in SoCs (System-on-Chips). The adaptive and efficient system works with a wide range of optoelectronics and low-cost large core optical fibers, thus delivering carmakers low risks, costs and short time-to-market.

Company-Contact
KDPOF
Óscar Ciordia
Ronda de Poniente 14 2ºA
28760 Tres Cantos
Phone: +34 91 8043387
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.kdpof.com

Press
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Hermann-Roth-Straße 1
82065 Baierbrunn
Phone: +49 89 41109402
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SLK and SLC with new features

The SmartTOP additional convertible top control for the Mercedes-Benz SLK and SLC (R172) enables One-Touch convertible top operation while driving as well as the operation of the top via the vehicles key.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SLK and SLC with new features

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SLK and SLC

Las Vegas, Nevada – February 07, 2019

The retrofit SmartTOP convertible top module for the Mercedes-Benz SLK (R172) and SLC Roadster allows the top to be opened and closed while driving at a speed of up to 60 km/h. Thanks to the One-Touch function, a brief tap on the interior button is all that’s needed. The convertibles top movement is then carried out automatically.

In addition, the convertible top can be operated remotely via the existing vehicles key. With well thought out functions, the company Mods4cars wants to make their customers‘ day-to-day convertible life more comfortable. „That’s why we’ve added numerous additional functions to the SmartTOP convertible top control for the Mercedes-Benz SKL and SLC. While also responding to customer requests.“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

With that it is now possible to reverse the operating direction of the convertible tops interior button. The Mirror Park Assist function lowers the side mirror when the reverse gear is engaged so curbs or obstacles can be easily detected. The Comfort Wipers function ensures that the wipers automatically wipe again after a 10-second break when the spray nozzles have been used.

Valet mode prevents top control via the interior button and the remote control. Thereby, the convertibles top can be completely locked when third parties use the vehicle. ECO Disable function allows for the automatic deactivation of the ECO mode when the engine is started, which otherwise would usually reactivate each time the vehicle starts up.

Existing customers can also benefit from these new features. Software updates can be loaded via the USB port attached to the SmartTOP module. The manufacturer, Mods4cars, provides these updates free of charge to all customers via the Internet.

SmartTOP top controls are available for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche , Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The SmartTOP comfort control for Mercedes-Benz SLK (R172) and SLC Roadster is available from 269.00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/AgXOLf3C4Oc

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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With AKXY into the automotive world of tomorrow: Asahi Kasei shows its concept vehicle at the CAR Symposium 2019

With AKXY into the automotive world of tomorrow: Asahi Kasei shows its concept vehicle at the CAR Symposium 2019

Dr. Akira Yoshino and AKXY (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, January 24, 2019 – A highlight at this year’s CAR Symposium from February 6th to 7th, 2019 in Bochum, Germany, is Asahi Kasei“s electric concept vehicle AKXY. It is used by the Japanese technology group to demonstrate 37 solutions for the automotive industry. A second highlight is the participation of Dr. Akira Yoshino – the inventor of the lithium-ion battery – in the automotive battery congress on February 5th.

Established almost 20 years ago by the renowned German automotive expert Professor Dr. Ferdinand Dudenhöffer of Duisburg-Essen University, the CAR Symposium will be held for the 19th time this year. With 1,200 participants from automotive OEMs and suppliers, as well as 100 exhibiting companies, the CAR Symposium is a top-level event for the automotive industry. Among this year“s keynote speakers will be Dr. Dieter Zetsche (Daimler, CEO) and Dr. Martin Brudermüller (BASF, CEO, CTO). Besides the CAR Symposium on February 6th and the „CAR-connects“ career fair on February 7th, a „Half-Day-Special“ congress on automotive batteries will be held on February 5th.

With its first-time-ever participation in the CAR Symposium, Asahi Kasei takes another important step to intensify its activities in the European automotive industry. The „rolling competence center“ AKXY – exhibited on the main stage – incorporates 37 different materials and innovations of the company for the automotive industry – including high-performance plastics, sensors and synthetic rubber. The concept car has been introduced to a European audience for the first time at a customer event in September 2018, followed by the electronica fair in Munich 2018. As such, the CAR Symposium marks the third official appearance of the vehicle in Europe.

The participation of Dr. Akira Yoshino, Honorary Fellow of Asahi Kasei, as a speaker at the automotive battery congress on February 5th is another highlight of the CAR Symposium. As a research associate at Asahi Kasei, he developed the very first functional and safe prototype of a lithium-ion battery in the early 1980s. Since then, the company has been a pioneer in the field of lithium-ion battery research. As world market leader in lithium-ion battery separators, the Asahi Kasei Group is today considered as a substantial material supplier for the battery industry. Dr. Yoshino will present his views on the current status of battery technology and will, additionally, give an outlook on future battery technologies.

Asahi Kasei will also be participating as an exhibitor: At booth 21 and 22, the company is going to present its newly developed lithium-ion battery mock-up, displaying a broad range of application fields for the company’s solutions for the battery industry. A „CO2 table“ developed by the Swedish subsidiary Senseair with integrated infrared sensor technology by Asahi Kasei changes its colour depending on the CO2 content in the immediate vicinity of the table. By displaying this table, Asahi Kasei and Senseair want to raise awareness towards the potentially dangerous impact of high CO2 concentrations in the vehicle cabin – an often neglected safety issue. The jointly developed sensor offers a solution to this problem.

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://automotive-asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

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AABC Europe 2019 in Strasbourg – Solutions by Asahi Kasei for the Battery of the Future

AABC Europe 2019 in Strasbourg - Solutions by Asahi Kasei for the Battery of the Future

Lithium-Ion Battery Module (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, January 15, 2019 – From January 27-31, Asahi Kasei and its US-based subsidiary Celgard will present a broad range of materials for the current and future automotive battery at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference Europe (AABC) in Strasbourg.

The AABC Europe is a leading conference for the automotive battery industry, showcasing the latest developments in battery technology and giving a comprehensive outlook on future market trends. In 2018, 1,000 experts from automotive OEMs, material suppliers and research institutes participated in the conference.

Asahi Kasei“s newly developed lithium-ion battery mock-up will be one highlight at the AABC Europe booth. Featuring high-performance thermoplastics and separators, the mock-up presents the wide application range for safe and compact structural parts of the battery.

Since Dr. Akira Yoshino, research associate at Asahi Kasei, developed the very first functional and safe prototype of a lithium-ion battery in the early 1980s, the company has been a pioneer in the field of lithium-ion battery research. As world market leader in lithium-ion battery separators, the Asahi Kasei Group is today considered as a substantial material supplier for the battery industry.

Thermoplastics for structural components of battery housings are also part of the portfolio: The modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) XYRONTM with its low density and resistance to electrolyte fluids is a suitable material for light and compact battery housings. The mPPE particle foam SunForceTM features a high fire protection class (UL94 V-0), high formability and high thermal insulation properties. The material thus contributes to a compact design of battery housings as well as an increased safety and efficiency of batteries.

Asahi Kasei“s US-based subsidiary Celgard is a global leader in the development and production of high-performance membrane separator technology and can look back on more than 40 years of market-leading research, development, and manufacturing expertise. The separators are used in a broad range of energy storage applications including rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, disposable lithium batteries and specialty energy storage.

Asahi Kasei and Celgard will exhibit at booth 606.

About Celgard
Celgard is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polypore International, LP. Polypore International, LP, an Asahi Kasei Group company, specializes in highly-engineered microporous membranes used in electric drive vehicles, energy storage systems and emergency backup power systems, portable consumer electronic devices, cars, trucks, buses, and forklifts. A global high-technology company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Polypore is highly regarded in the market with manufacturing facilities or sales offices in nine countries serving six continents.
For more information, visit
www.celgard.com.

Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active diversified technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://automotive-asahi-kasei.eu/

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financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

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Sparkling Test Performance: ZENEC Infotainer Z-E2060 for VW T5

Thorough test conducted by German Car & Hifi magazine (01/2019): ZENEC’s new multimedia system for the VW T5 Multivan and California awarded the „Highlight“ accolade.

Sparkling Test Performance: ZENEC Infotainer Z-E2060 for VW T5

ZENEC Z-E2060: Infotainer for VW T5 tested

The triumphal march of the vehicle-specific ZENEC E>GO Series continues. Specially developed for the VW T5 Multivan and California, the new Infotainer Z-E2060 is another really successful model in the product range of the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine has now thoroughly tested the „Bulli Specialist“ in issue 01/2019. „A great entertainment solution for the VW T5“, is the enthusiastic verdict of the trade journalists, awarding the Z-E20160 the „Highlight“ accolade.

PERFECT FIT FOR VW T5 MULTIVAN
As regards vehicle integration the Z-E2060 has already convinced the testers right down the line. ZENEC’s new infotainer integrates not only perfectly in the instrument panel of the latest Bulli, but with its comprehensive features and functionality is also perfectly tailored to the VW T5 – including all electrical connections. „The CAN interface enables communication with the onboard vehicle electronics“, say the journalists of the multimedia device: „functions like steering wheel remote control, parking radar, and climate control are supported by the Z-E2060“.

MULTIMEDIA FOR EXPERTS
With a CD/DVD drive, two USB connections, and the HDMI port the Z-E2060 is optimally equipped with all the multimedia functions, according to the tech journalists. In addition there is the DAB+ tuner for „crystal clear noise-free reception“ of digital radio, as well as many sound tools; for example, the 10-band equalizer and finely adjustable time alignment. „In the test lab the Z-E2060 does not put a foot wrong“, is the verdict of the critical journalists. „Picture quality and sound are also impressive.“

OPTIMAL OPERATION, OPTIMAL PRICING
The journalists agree that the „new“ ZENEC will excite drivers of the Bulli – and not just because of the „attractive“ price. Also the ease of use leaves nothing to be desired for the Car & HiFi testers. „Thanks to the clear menus, hard keys and rotary knobs you soon have the wide range of functions of the Z-E2060 under control. The large 6.5-inch (16.5 cm) capacitive touchscreen is brilliant and reacts promptly at the touch of a finger.“

TWOFOLD NAVIGATION SOLUTION
The Z-E2060 is able to not only use multimedia, but can also be used as a navigation system – SmartLink makes that possible: „This is because the SmartLink function allows the screen content of the smartphone to be mirrored on the ZENEC“, explain the testers. „The apps, including navigation on the mobile phone, can then be controlled from the touchscreen of the ZENEC.“ This is done by simply connecting the Android phone to one of the two USB ports.
But even without SmartLink the ZENEC Infotainer can be upgraded to a navigation device extremely easily. „If you would rather have offline navigation integrated, simply order the Z-EMAP50 software at the same time to turn the ZENEC from a moniceiver into a full-function navitainer“, is the enthusiastic opinion of the testers.

SUMMARY WITH FLYING COLORS
According to the verdict of the tech journalists the Z-E2060 has „mastered the test course with flying colors“. „With the Z-E2060 ZENEC offers the full range of media, communications and navigation features for the popular Bulli VW T5“, states the summary of the well-respected tech journalists. The Z-E2060 is, according to the testers, „a great entertainment solution for the VW T5“.

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 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 2018 there are E>GOs to fit into over 60 models of vehicle.

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

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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 roof control for BMW 3 Series convertibles enables top operation via One-Touch

The retrofit SmartTOP convertible rooftop control by the manufacturer, Mods4cars, allows for the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving with just a short press of a button for all BMW 3 Series models.

SmartTOP roof control for BMW 3 Series convertibles enables top operation via One-Touch

SmartTOP roof control for BMW 3 Series convertibles

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 10, 2019

SmartTOP rooftop modules by the company, Mods4cars, simplify everyday convertible life with clever comfort and functional enhancements. The retrofit SmartTOP allows owners of BMW 3 Series Cabriolets E46 and E93 rooftop control while driving with just one touch of a button. Thanks to One-Touch, the convertible top opens and closes automatically after a brief tap on the interior button. The impractical continuous pressing down of the button is thereby omitted.

In addition, the product from Mods4cars, also enables the possibility to open and close the convertible top from afar via the vehicles original remote control. „SmartTOP customers can open their convertibles top as they are approaching their vehicle,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. The vehicle key does not require any changes or programming for this function.

In addition to these two main functions, SmartTOP modules also have individual additional functions: For example, the windows of the BMW 3 Series models can be opened and closed via the remote control. Position of the windows after the tops movement can be programmed to personal preferences. When engaging the reverse gear, the passenger mirror can be set to automatically be folded.

The module allows for complete deactivation as required. Starting and stopping the engine, does not interrupt the current top movement. Furthermore, a standard USB port is integrated in the module. This allows for the configuration on the home PC and the installation of software updates. These updates are made available to customers free of charge.

The SmartTOP convertible top control is retrofitted into the vehicle. For quick and easy installation, the cabriolet module comes with a specially developed plug-and-play cable set. The connection between the vehicles electronics and SmartTOP module is made by simply plugging together. Cable sets in original equipment quality guarantee a 100% accurate fit. Cutting through of cables is not required.

The comfort upgrade is available for BMW 3 series convertibles E46 and E93 from 269.00 Euro + tax.

SmartTOP roof modules are available for BMW models 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Z4 and Mini. The following vehicle brands are also supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/loFlscAfqw8

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