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Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV from Mods4cars for Mercedes-Benz in a new design

The manufacturer Mods4cars has completely redesigned the design of its retrofit SmartTV modules. The Video-in-motion unlocker for Mercedes-Benz are now being sent in a new housing.

Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV from Mods4cars for Mercedes-Benz in a new design

Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV from Mods4cars for Mercedes-Benz

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 23, 2017

As of now, the company Mods4cars delivers its Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Mercedes-Benz in a new housing. The module can be retrofitted to enable TV and DVD playback while driving. This allows the passenger to use the entertainment technology and play DVDs on long journeys.

„Our SmartTV module provides a well thought out and professional solution for TV unblocking,“ says PR spokesman, Sven Tornow. The SmartTV module is firmly installed in the vehicle, which means that the functions are retained even after inspection by a workshop. The activation and deactivation of the Video-in-motion unlocker is initiated by means of a key combination on the steering wheel.

Mods4cars has now optimized the design of SmartTV modules. The housing, specially designed for Mods4cars, is 30% narrower and can be installed more easily in the vehicle. Two LEDs provide additional help with the installation. Since less plastic and no screws are used, it is also more environmentally friendly.

The SmartTV module has a standard USB port. This makes it possible to upload software updates, which Mods4cars provides free of charge. Thereby the Video-in-motion unlocker always remains up to date. The SmartTV control can be deactivated completely if necessary. A trace-free dismantling is also possible at any time, since no cables are cut during installation.

The TV release, SmartTV, can be used for numerous Mercedes-Benz models: C-Class, CL-Class, GLK-Class, GL-Class, E-Class, R-Class, CLS-Class, S-Class, SLK-Class, CLK-Class, ML-Class, SL-Class and Vito. In addition SmartTV modules are also on offer for vehicle brands, Bentley, BMW, Skoda and Volkswagen. The SmartTV module is available from 169,00 Euro + tax.

In addition, the company Mods4cars is also manufacturer of the SmartTOP top controls. The clever cabrio module allows the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving, with only one button push as well as the operation of the roof via the original vehicle key from a distance. They are available for all common convertible and roadster models.

An illustration of the TV release can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/EV8rqawG2TI

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.

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

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SmartTOP additional top control now also available for the new Porsche 718 Boxster

The SmartTOP convertible control system from Mods4cars is now also available for the new Porsche 718 Boxster. The retrofitted comfort module allows the opening and closing of the convertibles top via the original car key from afar.

SmartTOP additional top control now also available for the new Porsche 718 Boxster

SmartTOP additional top control for the new Porsche 718 Boxster

Las Vegas, Nevada – December 15, 2016

The company Mods4cars, developer of the retrofitable SmartTOP roof control systems, now offers an intelligent solution for the new Porsche 718 Boxster. The latest SmartTOP module allows, among other things, operation of the convertible top via the console button via One-Touch. It is therefore no longer necessary to hold down the button during opening and closing of the roof top. A brief tap is sufficient and the convertible top movement is carried out automatically. This function ensures that the vehicle is used open more frequently.

In addition, the SmartTOP module makes it possible to use the rooftop operation via the original vehicle key from a distance. Pressing a short sequence of keys on the remote control automatically opens or closes the convertible top. „The SmartTOP customer starts the opening of the convertible top while walking toward the vehicle, gets in, starts the engine and starts the journey, top open,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the car key does not have to be made for this function.

The individual functions of the SmartTOP roof module are programmable according to the personal wishes of the customer. It is thus possible to adjust whether the windows should be raised or remain down after the convertible top movement. The windows can also be opened and closed via the remote control.

For vehicles with the Keyless-Go package the rooftop can be opened and closed by touching the door latch. To locate the vehicle, the headlights can be activated via the remote control. A short horn signal can sound confirming when the central locking system is actuated. In addition, it is also possible for the volume of the radio to always be muted when starting the vehicle.

Thanks to the sophisticated SmartTOP, starting or stopping the engine does not lead to any interruption of the convertible top movement. Furthermore, the module can be completely deactivated as required. Due to easy accessibility, the installation can be done quickly and easily. Since no cables are severed, a residue-free removal is possible at any time.

The configuration of the module can be carried out directly in the vehicle via the on-board computer. Other than that, a USB port is integrated into the SmartTOP top control. This allows the connection and thus the programming of the roof module possible via PC / Mac. Furthermore, software updates can be imported via the USB port, which are provided by Mods4cars, free of charge.

SmartTOP roof control systems are also available for the Porsche 911 convertible models (all model years). In addition, the company Mods4cars offers its SmartTOP comfort modules for the following brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen.

The comfort control for the Porsche 718 Boxster is available for 269,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/Jg9dUM5M5lA

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.

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

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Premium sat nav for the BMW 3 – ZENEC’s Z-E3215 MkII

Optimal in-vehicle integration, many multimedia and Bluetooth functions, and a top quality navigation system – market leader ZENEC unveils its new naviceiver for the BMW 3 Series.

Premium sat nav for the BMW 3 - ZENEC

Z-E3215 MkII sat nav for BMW 3

Premium navitainment for the premium marque from Munich – with the Z-E3215 MkII the Swiss firm ZENEC is launching a new touchscreen naviceiver for the BMW 3 Series. The Z-E3215 MkII, a facelift of the successful Z-E3215 awarded the „Best Product“ accolade by Car & Hifi magazine (03/2013), comes with new navigation software that provides very precise route guidance.
Like its predecessor, the Z-E3215 MkII allows optimal visual and technical integration in the BMW 3 Series and E9X vehicle models – interfacing with the steering wheel remote control, the BMW power system, and the Optical Parking System. The interface is of central importance for this E>GO model. But functions like the automatic CAN signal induced boot process, the Z-E3215 MkII is at least a nose long ahead of all the others. In addition, the Z-E3215 MkII stores the user settings internally, reloading them when the vehicle gets unlocked. Your Z-E3215 MkII naviceiver is therefore ready for use before you have even buckled yourself up.
The Z-E3215 MkII is an innovative media station, ideally equipped for playing digital media and A/V formats like MP3, WMA, Xvid and AVI. Zenec“s BMW navigation system has a USB hub for connecting three USB 2.0 sticks. An iPod/iPhone interface can be connected as well, obtainable separately.
Maximum comfort in handling phone calls is offered by the integrated Bluetooth unit from market leader Parrot. Via the user-independent voice recognition, it is easy to control call functions and access phonebook contacts directly by voice command; music streams can easily be played from the mobile phone via A2DP.
An innovative FM tuner with DSP ensures optimal radio reception, as well as a clear sound even under poor reception conditions and weak broadcasting stations, thanks to adaptive noise reduction.
The high resolution 6.2″/15.7 cm TFT LCD touchscreen display allows comfortable control of all functions. Large icons, logically structured user navigation, and the new clear menu design ensure that the BMW E>GO can be controlled intuitively and safely while driving.
In the Z-E3215 MkII infotainment features are combined with a modern navigation system. The EU map package with 47 countries navigates using the new ZENEC NextGen navigation engine, and contains over 6 million Premium points of interest. The device is supplied with one year map update subscription.

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 DVB-T/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 2013/2014 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%.

Firmenkontakt
Zenec by ACR (engl.)
Oliver Blum
Bohrtumweg 1
5300 Bad Zurzach
0041-56-269 64 52
oliver.blum@acr.eu
http://www.zenec.com

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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ELIA AG Gives the Green Light to Online Tuning Shop

ELIA AG, one of the world’s largest Renault tuner, is bringing its expansive range to the web. More products and even more original ELIA parts for optical and engine tuning are now available online.

ELIA AG Gives the Green Light to Online Tuning Shop

Photo: www.elia.shop

New design and more than 1,000 parts: ELIA AG“s new online shop has a huge selection of tuning parts for Renault, Dacia and Nissan models. As always, the tuning specialists at ELIA place an emphasis on quality to ensure customer satisfaction and the best possible tuning experience.

Most Extensive Tuning Range for Renault

No one else in the world can match ELIA AG„s comprehensive range of Renault tuning products. Most of its products are in-house developments. These have an excellent reputation in the international Renault tuning scene as ELIA CEO Stefan Mälzer explains: „Our customers are not limited to Germany and the surrounding countries. Many Renault drivers from Asia, Australia and other parts of the world depend on original ELIA tuning parts.“

In addition to engine-specific performance kits, a wide range of exhaust kits, lowering kits and aluminum wheels, ELIA also offers optical tuning parts – such as side skirts and bull bars. These are available in the ELIA tuning shop for models from Renault, its subsidiary Dacia and Nissan.

Twizy tuning with i-box provides more speed and torque

ELIA AG also has some special tuning products for Renault Twizy owners. The i-box for the Twizy provides better performance – boosting the small electric car“s top speed to 92 km/h. It also provides an additional 12 Nm of torque to help it accelerate off the line. ELIA also offers side windows for the Renault Twizy – allowing drivers to enjoy their sporty ride in comfort regardless of the weather.

Cooperation with Renault

The tuning expertise of ELIA AG hasn“t gone unnoticed at Renault“s headquarters in Paris. As a result, ELIA recently became an official Renault supplier for Renault tuning equipment.

Online tuning shop: www.elia.shop

Die ELIA AG ist seit mehr als 30 Jahren erfolgreicher Tuner von Fahrzeugen der Marken Renault, Nissan, Dacia sowie anderer Marken. Mit ihren Tuningangeboten hat sich ELIA am Tuningmarkt einen weit bekannten Namen gemacht und etabliert.

PR-Agentur:

orange°clou | Werbung, Text & PR
Holnsteinweg 26, 96120 Bischberg
http://www.orangeclou.de

Firmenkontakt
ELIA Tuning & Design AG
Stefan Mälzer
Am Galgenberg 10
90579 Langenzenn
Tel. 09101 / 906960
info@elia-ag.de
http://www.elia.shop

Pressekontakt
ELIA Tuning & Design AG
Stefan Mälzer
Am Galgenberg 10
90579 Langenzenn
Tel. 09101 / 906960
agentur@orangeclou.de
http://www.elia.shop

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Navitainer for the price conscious – Xzent’s X-302BT MkII

XZENT’s new 2-DIN sat nav X-302BT MkII offers top quality and top-end features for an impressive price/performance.

Navitainer for the price conscious - Xzent

Impressive price/performance: Xzent’s navitainer X-302BT MkII

Multimedia and navigation systems under the XZENT label are among the topsellers in the German speaking area. They have been honored by the trade press for their outstanding price/performance and ease of use on many occasions. With the introduction of the X-302BT MkII, XZENT has now given the successful 2-DIN X-302BT model a facelift.
This naviceiver with its well-thought out design sports a quality look and a large 6.2″/15.7 cm 16:9 TFT-LCD touchscreen display. The clear main menus with large icons, and the logically structured user navigation make control of the X-302BT MkII during the journey completely intuitive and safe.
XZENT’s new model with its iGO Primo 2.0 based navigation engine offers the latest in sat nav functionality. The full EU map package facilitates care-free travel throughout Europe. 3D rendering of terrain, more than 6.5 million premium points of interest, TMC, 3D Auto-Zoom, Eco and Smart modes, intelligent calculation of Real-time Route Alternatives, Parking around Destination, Traffic Jam Detour suggestions – the X-302BT MkII navigates at the highest level.
XZENT’s new multimedia navigation system is a flexible, high-performance all-rounder with modern multimedia features. The FM tuner with integrated DSP ensures optimal radio reception, as well as clear sound quality when stations are rather weak, thanks to a noise reduction DSP software. The built-in CD/DVD drive, USB port, and microSD/microSDHC card reader handle the playback of diverse media and A/V formats.
The anti-glare, resistive touchscreen delivers pin-sharp, fine resolution images at high brightness. To tune the sound as you want it, the X-302BT MkII is equipped with a 4 x 40 watt amplifier, an equalizer with 5 presets, and 4.1 audio line-outs.
The XZENT naviceiver has an HDMI C input on the front of the device for connecting compatible Android based smartphones or tablets to the X-302BT MkII, allowing the screen content of the smartphone to be easily transmitted to the XZENT device, and repeated on the touchscreen.
The Bluetooth module of the X-302BT MkII is compatible with many mobile phones, allowing safe telephony with excellent speech quality. Music stored on a mobile phone can be comfortably streamed to the naviceiver thanks to A2DP.
With two video outputs and an A/V input for the connection of a rear-view camera, or monitor, the XZENT naviceiver can be combined with additional components. Interfacing to common steering wheel remote controls is via a CAN stalk adapter, obtainable separately.

XZENT is a young brand that is focused exclusively on the „In-car Navigation and Multimedia“ sector. XZENT is the specialist for multimedia and navigation systems. As regards build quality and the range of features XZENT moni- and naviceivers are second to none and, with their sensational price/performance, are convincing right down the line.
XZENT products are now firmly established in the market – this is also demonstrated by the many awards and impressive test reports appearing in the trade press in recent years for XZENT devices.
XZENT products are distributed worldwide exclusively through the extensive ACR AG dealer network, Europe’s largest car media specialists. Among the ACR dealers you will also find a large range of accessories for XZENT systems: rear-view cameras, DAB+ and DVB-T tuners, and monitors as well as speakers and amplifiers.

Firmenkontakt
Xzent by ACR
Oliver Blum
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0049-56-2696452
0049-56-2696464
oliver.blum@acr.eu
http://www.xzent.com

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
030-61403819
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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SmartTOP additional top control from Mods4cars for the Opel Astra TwinTop

The retrofit SmartTOP top control from the manufacturer Mods4cars for the Opel Astra TwinTop, have been given a new design. They are delivered in a casing that is exclusively made for Mods4cars.

SmartTOP additional top control from Mods4cars for the Opel Astra TwinTop

SmartTOP additional top control from Mods4cars for the Opel Astra TwinTop

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 4, 2016

The SmartTOP roof control system from Mods4cars ensures simple and comfortable operation of the roof top. The SmartTOP module for the Opel Astra TwinTop enables the opening and closing of the convertibles top, up to a speed of 40 km/h. Thanks to the One-Touch function, the interior button only has to be tipped and the convertible top movement is performed automatically. It is thereby no longer necessary to hold down the button.

Furthermore, the convertible top can be operated remotely via the existing vehicle key. It is activated by simply pressing a key combination on the remote control. This allows the convertible top to be opened on the way to the vehicle. In reverse case, rapid closing is also possible in case it suddenly starts to rain. The existing vehicle key does not have to be changed to enable this function.

The SmartTOP module for the Opel Astra TwinTop also has the following additional functions: The windows can be opened and closed separately via the vehicles remote control. By central locking a short horn signal can sound as confirmation. It can also be adjusted so that the doors automatically lock during driving.

During the convertibles top movement, the hazard warning system can be activated. Starting and stopping the engine does not interrupt the convertibles top movement. The module can be completely deactivated as required. All functions are programmable according to personal wishes.

The SmartTOP modules are equipped with an USB port, which allows configuration on a home PC/Mac. In addition, the firmware can be updated. The convertible top control is delivered with a specially developed cable set. The SmartTOP modules can be removed at any time without any residue.

The company Mods4cars has reworked the design of the smart convertible module. „The new enclosures were made exclusively for Mods4cars and are tailored to our SmartTOP modules,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „They are about 30% smaller and are therefore easier to mount in the vehicle. In addition, two LEDs indicate the correct installation and possible errors during installation.“ Sven Tornow continues.

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

The SmartTOP hood control for the Opel Astra TwinTop is available for 209.00 Euro + tax.

The product video for the Opel Astra TwinTop can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/bHOCZCcXGZU

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.

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

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Huf IntelliSens app awarded the MIIA

Marketing experts won over by TPMS service for smartphones and tablets

Huf IntelliSens app awarded the MIIA

Huf wins the coveted Marketing Intelligence and Innovation Award (MIIA).

Huf is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the coveted Marketing Intelligence and Innovation Award (MIIA) in the category „Mobile App Innovation“ for its IntelliSens app. The prize, which is awarded by the Quadriga Hochschule Berlin, honours performance-oriented marketing results that incorporate innovation, technological progress and efficiency and are of an interdisciplinary nature. In awarding the prize, the judging panel singled out the IntelliSens app by Huf that can be used to configure universal sensors for tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) quickly and easily.

‚It is fantastic that we were able to win against competitors such as RTL Radio Center Berlin, Gelbe Seiten Marketing Gesellschaft, TUI and SBK Siemens Betriebskrankenkasse with this product. The judges honoured the fact the app makes the TPMS service much easier for workshops, tyre dealers and distributors‘, says Slawomir Potrykus (Product Manager Independent Aftermarket) who presented the app and received the award on behalf of Huf in Berlin.

Convincing strategy

The panel evaluated the approach and the suitability of the strategy chosen by Huf for the app. The judges were won over by the all-in-one solution for workshops that have previously been reluctant to invest in a diagnostic device for their TPMS service. All that is needed is the mobile end device (smartphone, tablet) that the workshop already owns and a small connector (HC 1000).

Changes and new vehicle models are automatically updated in the app and available immediately. Another plus point: the app is available in eleven languages. The direct support available via Teamviewer is unique on the market. The communication between the app on the mobile end device and the sensor is carried out via Bluetooth with the Huf Connector „HC1000“, which functions as a data transmitter between the sensor and mobile end devices. The bottom line is that the IntelliSens app has proven itself an affordable alternative to current TPMS diagnostics devices.

Digital marketing

The Quadriga Hochschule Berlin is one of the leading educational institutions for management and communication in business and politics. Here, managers are prepared for the future challenges of the digital world. For the MIIA, the Hochschule put together a judging panel of digital professionals. It comprises marketing personalities whose focus is the issue of digitalisation. Representatives from the worlds of business and science analyse, discuss and evaluate the submissions for the Marketing Intelligence and Innovation Awards in a total of 24 categories throughout the year. Selected best cases are given the chance to be presented in front of a broad audience at the Marketing Management Congress (MMK) in December 2016. ‚The Congress serves as a meeting place for marketing pioneers to discuss and develop important trends, techniques and underlying currents in digital marketing. We would therefore be pleased to be given the opportunity to once again present our app there‘, says Slawomir Potrykus, looking optimistically to the future.

Tyre pressure monitoring systems by Huf – for car manufacturers across the world

Huf develops and produces tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for renowned car manufacturers across the world: Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes Truck, Mini, Novabus, Porsche, Prevost, SsangYong, Volkswagen, Volvo Truck, to name but a few. In addition to several original replacement sensors, Huf also offers the universal sensor IntelliSens for the replacement part market; this has the best vehicle coverage on the market and is the quickest to install sensor thanks to its unique concept. A variety of valves, accessories and tools complete the offer. With the new IntelliSens app, sensors are now simpler and quicker to deal with in terms of diagnostics and configuration.

The advantages of the new IntelliSens app for workshops

-Automatic updates for new vehicle models
-Simple and intuitive operation
-Covers all current OE sensors
-Time savings due to quick reading of data
-Works with Huf IntelliSens and other universal sensors
-Database with learning process available
-Historic database
-Print out of protocols via WLAN

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.

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

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Hardware-Update: SmartTOP top control for Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

Mods4cars retrofit SmartTOP controller for the Bentley Continental GTC Convertible will be delivered in a new housing. The SmartTOP roof module allows, among other things, one-touch operation of the convertible top during slow driving and operation o

Hardware-Update: SmartTOP top control for Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

SmartTOP top control for Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

Las Vegas, Nevada – October 12, 2016

The company Mods4cars completely redesigned the housing of its SmartTOP Roof Modules. The additional top control for the Bentley Continental GTC has also received the exclusive design. The new housing is not only visually a nice change, but also provides assistance when installing the retrofit comfort control.

Two integrated LEDs indicate the correct installation of the SmartTOP module. Its narrower shape allows the SmartTOP control to be easily built into the vehicle. In addition, a contribution to the environment is made. For the new housing less plastic is used and screws are entirely omitted.

Since 2002, the company Mods4cars offers its smart folding top modules. Simplifying the use of convertibles with clever additional features. They allow opening and closing of the top while driving at a speed of up to 40 km/h. Thanks to one-touch operation, the top button must only be touched once and the roof movement is automatically executed.

In addition, the roof can be operated via the existing vehicle keys from afar. Through a combination of keys on the remote control, the soft top can be opened and closed. With that, you can select whether the windows should be retracted after opening the roof or remain down. This feature requires no change to the vehicle remote control.

Besides these two main features, each SmartTOP module has additional functions that can be programmed individually. It is thereby also possible for the windows to be opened and closed separately via the vehicle remote control from a distance. While the top is in motion the hazard warning lights can also be activated.

Starting and stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top motion. The module can be, if necessary, completely disabled. The built in USB port allows programming of the roof control. Moreover, software updates can be loaded, which the company Mods4cars provides free of charge to their customers.

SmartTOP modules are available for the following vehicles: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW. The SmartTOP for the Bentley Continental GTC Convertible is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:

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.

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

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The best for in-car entertainment: the XZENT X-202BT MkII

The new X-202BT MkII from XZENT is a convincing quality 2-DIN multimedia system with a wide range of functions, and ease of use.

The best for in-car entertainment: the XZENT X-202BT MkII

X-202BT MkII: 2-DIN infotainer from XZENT

Multimedia and navigation systems from XZENT (http://www.xzent.com/) are by now more than just a hot tip. Honored by the trade press for its outstanding price/performance on several occasions, XZENT’s moniceivers and naviceivers are among the topsellers in the German speaking area. With the introduction of the X-202BT MkII, XZENT has now given the successful 2-DIN X-202BT infotainer a facelift.
The X-202BT MkII moniceiver is presented in a new smart look with very clear main menus of modern design. The clear, logically structured user navigation, conceived by European developers, ensures stress free operation while driving.
Like its predecessor, the X-202BT MkII impresses with its wide range of functions, while offering high quality at a fair price. Interference-free radio reception is ensured by a high-performance FM RDS tuner with DSP based noise reduction. The built-in CD/DVD drive, USB port, and microSD/microSDHC card reader handle the playback of diverse media and A/V formats, including high resolution videos.
For individual sound tuning there is a 4 x 40 watt amplifier, and an equalizer with 5 different presets and 4.1 audio line-outs on-board. Sharp and crisp, fine resolution images with high brightness are provided by the anti-glare, resistive 6.2″/15.7 cm 16:9 TFT LCD touchscreen.
The XZENT moniceiver has an HDMI C input on the front of the device for connecting compatible Android based smartphones or tablets to the X-202BT MkII, allowing the screen content of the smartphone to be easily transmitted to the XZENT device, and repeated on the touchscreen.
The versatile Bluetooth unit of the X-202BT MkII is impressive for its smooth phonebook synchronization, and excellent speech quality in hands-free mode. Music stored in a mobile phone can be comfortably streamed to the moniceiver thanks to A2DP.
With two video outputs and an A/V input for the connection of a backup camera, or additional monitor, the XZENT moniceiver can be expanded whenever desired. Interfacing to common steering wheel remote controls is done via a CAN stalk adapter.
Visual integration of the X-202BT MkII is also taken care of: the tri-color illuminated buttons, offering a choice of three colors (red, green, blue), allows harmonization with the cockpit lighting of the target vehicle.

XZENT is a young brand that is focused exclusively on the „In-car Navigation and Multimedia“ sector. XZENT is the specialist for multimedia and navigation systems. As regards build quality and the range of features XZENT moni- and naviceivers are second to none and, with their sensational price/performance, are convincing right down the line.
XZENT products are now firmly established in the market – this is also demonstrated by the many awards and impressive test reports appearing in the trade press in recent years for XZENT devices.
XZENT products are distributed worldwide exclusively through the extensive ACR AG dealer network, Europe’s largest car media specialists. Among the ACR dealers you will also find a large range of accessories for XZENT systems: rear-view cameras, DAB+ and DVB-T tuners, and monitors as well as speakers and amplifiers.

Firmenkontakt
Xzent by ACR
Oliver Blum
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
0049-56-2696452
0049-56-2696464
oliver.blum@acr.eu
http://www.xzent.com

Pressekontakt
punctum, Lechner und Peter GbR
Michaela Lechner
Schönstedtstr. 7
12043 Berlin
030-61403817
030-61403819
micha@punctum-berlin.de
http://www.punctum-berlin.de

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Renesas and Cohda deliver V2X reference solution for autonomous driving

Cohda Wireless to Demonstrate New Jointly-Developed V2X Reference Solution at the ITS World Congress 2016, October 10 -14

Renesas and Cohda deliver V2X reference solution for autonomous driving

V2X ref. solution demo with Renesas R-Car SoCs and Cohda software at ITS World Congress

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Cohda Wireless, the leading supplier in the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) and connected autonomous vehicle (CAV), today announced their collaboration in the fields of automotive vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. By bringing together Renesas“ V2X R-Car system-on-chips (SoCs) and Cohda Wireless“ V2X and CAV software solutions, the companies deliver a V2X reference solution that supports European and North American communications standards for V2X system development.

Cohda Wireless will demonstrate the jointly-developed V2X reference solution consisting of Renesas“ R-Car W2R and R-Car W2H SoCs combined as a starter kit and Cohda Wireless“ software at the ITS World Congress 2016 taking place October 10 -14 in Melbourne/Australia (Booth 313).

In response to the industry expectations for U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to mandate V2X to improve road safety and efficiency in addition to the recent deployment of V2X technology in Japan, targets have been set to widely introduce secure V2X technology in multiple global regions. With over a decade of R&D on IEEE 802.11p protocol, WLAN-based technology has proven to offer reliable and secure communication for Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). Critical and time-sensitive information on all road users and roadway elements, such as traffic control devices, are expected to be shared among for improved safety and efficiency. According to USDOT estimates, V2X technology can minimize over 80 percent of non-impaired crash types.

Renesas has established an ecosystem with Cohda Wireless to offer a reference solution that will contribute to the acceleration of V2X system development. The new V2X reference solution complies with European and North America standards from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and IEEE.

„Renesas is committed to providing better safety and comfort to the automotive industry by delivering easy-to-use solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and V2X systems that enable quicker time to market,“ said Jean-Francois Chouteau, Senior Director, Automotive Safety & ADAS Solution Business Division, at Renesas Electronics Corporation. „Cohda Wireless“ software is a key element of our V2X solutions that contributes greatly to safer driving and to our shared goal of driving mainstream deployment of V2X systems and realization of autonomous driving.“

„As the market leader for software solutions in the fields of connected autonomous vehicles and V2X, Cohda Wireless is pleased to support Renesas‘ R-Car W2R and R-Car W2H SoCs“ said Paul Gray, CEO of Cohda Wireless. „Renesas“ V2X SoCs in combination with Cohda’s SW solutions addresses the needs for the upcoming challenges for autonomous driving.“

Renesas“ V2X starter kit

The Renesas V2X starter kit for the V2X reference solution comprises the R-Car W2R, a 5.9 GHz band automotive wireless communication WAVE SoC, and the V2X host processor R-Car W2H SoC with an embedded hardware security module (HSM), which encrypts the communication/messages and protects against cyber-attacks. The R-Car-based starter kit conforms to the IEEE 802.11p communication standard for ITS used in Europe and North America and to all other applicable standards including that for security requirements. The starter kit also meets or exceeds the SAE minimum performance requirements established for the USDOT-funded connected vehicle pilots, which is widely expected to be the precursor to wider deployment of V2X-enabled infrastructure. The R-Car W2R delivers industry-leading performance when using Renesas‘ exclusive radio frequency (RF) system design technology, e.g., suppressing out-of-band transmission signal noise below the -65 dBm stipulated by ETSI. The R-Car W2H V2X Host processor SoC can integrate Japanese, US, and European security methods, communications protocols, and applications. The V2X starter kit is designed and tested to comply with automotive environmental, quality and reliability requirements and is refined for best performance using Renesas“ experience and expertise developed over many years as a leading automotive advanced semiconductor supplier.

Cohda“s software solution

Cohda Wireless“ software solution consists of network-, facilities-, applications-, management-, and security layers for both IEEE1609 and ETSI ITS-TC stack.

System manufacturers can now select an attractive Renesas – Cohda Wireless V2X reference solution and take advantage of the high maturity level of the hardware and software. Both were deeply validated and proven for reliable operation.

Availability
The Renesas-Cohda Wireless V2X reference solution is scheduled to be available in April 2017.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live-securely and safely. The number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in Analog & Power and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.

About Cohda Wireless
Cohda Wireless the leading supplier in the V2X and Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) market. The Australian company manufactures systems with acknowledged best-in-world performance. Cohda“s hardware and software products are used in more than 65 per cent of all V2X field trials worldwide today. Customers include many carmakers, tier one suppliers, automotive chipmakers, road authorities and new market entrants. Cohda“s products are used widely in locations including the USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, Africa, Middle East, China, Singapore, Taiwan, and Korea. For more information, visit www.cohdawireless.com.

Firmenkontakt
Cohda Wireless Europe GmbH
Bernd Luebben
Schatzbogen 7
81829 München
089 627 06207
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.cohdawireless.com

Pressekontakt
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
+4981519739098
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
www.ahlendorf-communication.com