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One for all: New EMPHASER Speakers for BMW

With the EM-BMW3FR1 component and the EM-BMW3FR2 coaxial EMPHASER now has two top class speakers in its product range that are easy to install in almost any BMW

One for all: New EMPHASER Speakers for BMW

EMPHASER loudspeakers for BMW

If you wish to treat yourself and your BMW to a new speaker system you will be faced with a bewildering choice. Finding a system on the aftermarket that not only produces a convincing sound but is also easy to install is no small undertaking. Two great sounding speakers developed specially for BMW that will convince you with their sound and innovative Plug & Play installation concept have just been added to the product range of the car audio specialist EMPHASER: the EM-BMW3FR1 2-way component unit, and the EM-BMW3FR2 coaxial unit. For lovers of powerful music there is also a pair of OE fit style high performance underseat subwoofers (EM-BMW3SUB).

CLEVER DESIGN
What is special about the new EMPHASERs? Instead of building different systems for different BMW models EMPHASER has designed its new coaxial and component units to fit into almost any current BMW – thanks to the innovative adaptive basket design. Two mounting adaptor rings perfectly suited for the three typical BMW installation variants are supplied with each kit: Simply fit the appropriate mounting ring to the bass or mid-range speaker of the component or coaxial system and install the speaker – finished!
The many years‘ experience of the EMPHASER developers is evident in the design of the new speakers. The low resonance plastic basket not only exhibits torsional stiffness but also increases the efficiency of the driver since the material has no influence on the magnetic field. Consequently more magnetic energy remains where it is needed: in the voice coil air gap. The voice coil is wound on a very light 25 mm aluminum former and firmly affixed to a Nomex spider carefully matched to the moving assembly.

HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS, GREAT SOUND
The fiber glass cone of the component and coaxial systems offers excellent stability with high damping, making it ideal for dynamic music reproduction free of coloration.
The tweeter of the component system is thoroughly convincing as well. The light 25 mm titanium dome offers a low resonance frequency (Fs) and with it, extends the frequency reproduction for a lower crossover frequency. This provides better staging, whereas the high frequency range is linearized by the low dome weight and a special surround type.
As a tweeter for the coaxial system the 19 mm woven dome is ideal: Its good radiation pattern even at an angle is the best basis for optimal sound from the original installation position in the door. In addition, the diffuser supports staging, giving the sound even more atmosphere.

BASS POWER FOR BMW
The new speaker items for BMW are rounded off by the underseat subwoofer EM-BMW3SUB. The double layer magnet drive and the additional stiff fiberglass cone enable powerful reproduction of bass frequencies with low distortion even at high sound pressure levels. The vehicle-specific design and construction allow installation to be completed in a few minutes.
In many cases the original BMW subwoofer is permanently bonded with the enclosure, making it difficult to remove. The EMPHASER enclosure EM-BMW3SBC does away with such time consuming work. Simply remove the old woofer together with enclosure, and install the EMPHASER sub with its new EM-BMW3SBC housing – finished!

EMPHASER has been a name in the car audio sector for 25 years. The brand has become a well respected brand since middle of the 1990s for its enormously powerful subwoofers of the XTREME series, followed later by the series SPL, Linear-X, Neo-SPL and the state-of-the-art woofer E15NEO-COMP. The present range covers subwoofers, vehicle-specific Plug“N“Play component sets and classic lines of loudspeakers and amplifiers. For 2019 EMPHASER has announced a new series of amplifiers with integrated DSP and Bluetooth audio streaming of utterly compact dimensions, controlled by smartphone app.
EMPHASER products are distributed exclusively through Europe’s largest car media specialist, the Swiss ACR AG.

Contact
Emphaser by ACR AG
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.emphaser.com

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SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL with various new functions

The SmartTOP additional convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL (R231) enables One-Touch top operation while driving as well as operation of the top via the vehicles key.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL with various new functions

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SL

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 29, 2018

The retrofit SmartTOP convertible top module for the Mercedes-Benz SL (R231) Roadster makes it possible to open and close the convertibles top while driving at speeds of up to 60 km/h. For this function, thanks to the One-Touch feature, only a short tap on the interior button is needed. In addition, the convertible top can be operated remotely via the existing vehicle key.

„We see our SmartTOP Cabriolet modules as comfort controls,“ says PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „With our sophisticated functions, we want to make the usability as easy as possible. We also like to respond to customer requests,“ Sven Tornow explains. Therefore, numerous additional functions have now been added to the SmartTOP top control.

It is possible to reverse the operating direction of the tops control button. The side mirrors can be folded open or closed via remote control. The Comfort Wipers function ensures that when using the spray nozzles, after a 10-second pause, the wipers automatically wipe again.

The trunk can be opened and even closed via the remote control. The seat memory keys can be operated with One-Touch. With the entry and exit assist, pre-programmed seat positions are automatically operated when entering and exiting the vehicle.

The ECO Disable function allows automatic deactivation of the ECO mode when starting the engine, which otherwise usually reactivates each time the vehicle starts up. Furthermore, it is possible to lock the vehicle while the engine is running. This makes it possible to leave the vehicle and continue to air-condition it.

Existing customers can also benefit from these new features. SmartTOP Cabriolet modules are equipped with a USB port, making it possible to upload software updates via PC / Mac. The manufacturer, Mods4cars, provides these updates free of charge to all customers via the Internet.

SmartTOP Convertible 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 SL (R231) Roadster is available from 339.00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/VJP1dEjpz4I

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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Best Product – EMPHASER Spare Wheel Subwoofer EBS108A

Awesome deep bass response – convincing review of the EMPHASER active bass item for the spare wheel well by the German Car & HiFi magazine (issue 06/2018)

Best Product - EMPHASER Spare Wheel Subwoofer EBS108A

EMPHASER EBS108A active subwoofer for the spare wheel

Compact active subwoofers for the spare wheel well are very popular among music enthusiasts at the moment. An unusually compact active sub, that you can even mount in the rim of the spare wheel, is part of the product range of the bass specialist EMPHASER: the EBS108A. The German Car & HiFi trade magazine exhaustively tested the bass speaker system in the issue 06/2018, and awarded it the ‚Best Product‘ accolade.

SAVE SPACE IN THE TRUNK
The first thing about the EBS108A that impressed the journalists was its space saving design: „The EBS108A consists of a cast aluminum housing whose 36-cm outer diameter fits into the common size of wheel rim. The underside consists of a spacer with a protective grill for the cone. The cone therefore fires downwards (…). The rear of the woofer is formed by the middle of the housing cover so that optimal use is made of the available space.“

SECURE MOUNTING
For the testers the mounting options of the new EMPHASER active sub are also well thought out – after all the bass speaker is supposed to sit securely in the trunk: „A hole goes through the middle of the subwoofer for a bolt or the threaded rod of the spare tire. The main feature is that the spare wheel together with subwoofer can still be secured with a bolt.“

HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS
The magazine is full of praise for the assembly and configuration of the EBS108A which incorporates an amplifier and a 20 cm high performance woofer with fiberglass cone: „The voice coil of the woofer has an impedance of 2 ohms, which causes the power amp to deliver just under 150 watts“ is the verdict of the testers about the performance of the ‚mini bass wonder‘. „Consequently there is no need at all for the EMPHASER to hide away: on the contrary, it belongs to the stronger performers in the compact class.“

CONVINCING: THE SOUND
The EBS108A also makes a top impression in a practical test: „In the car the deep bass and above all very clean performance is stunning. It can maintain a level well“, say the well-respected tech journalists. „Thanks to the adequate output the sound is good even at higher volumes.“ But that“s not all: „Punchy bass drums are a simple task, and with everyday music this small item cuts an outstanding figure.“

SUMMARY
„Anyone who considers fitness for everyday use to be important is well served with the smart EMPHASER EBS108A“, is the final verdict of the testers, „especially as the sound is right“. The EBS108A passed the Car & HiFi test with flying colors, being rewarded for its outstanding performance with the ‚Best Product‘ accolade.

EMPHASER has been a name in the car audio sector for 25 years. The brand has become a well respected brand since middle of the 1990s for its enormously powerful subwoofers of the XTREME series, followed later by the series SPL, Linear-X, Neo-SPL and the state-of-the-art woofer E15NEO-COMP. The present range covers subwoofers, vehicle-specific Plug“N“Play component sets and classic lines of loudspeakers and amplifiers. For 2019 EMPHASER has announced a new series of amplifiers with integrated DSP and Bluetooth audio streaming of utterly compact dimensions, controlled by smartphone app.
EMPHASER products are distributed exclusively through Europe’s largest car media specialist, the Swiss ACR AG.

Contact
Emphaser by ACR AG
Denny Krauledat
Bohrturmweg 1
5330 Bad Zurzach
Phone: 0041-56-269 64 47
E-Mail: denny.krauledat@acr.eu
Url: http://www.emphaser.com

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Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Wins SPE Automotive Innovation Award in the Chassis/Hardware Category

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Wins SPE Automotive Innovation Award in the Chassis/Hardware Category

High Strength Self Tapping Composite Nut (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, November 27, 2018 – The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has awarded the global plastics compounder Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. (APNA) with the SPE Automotive Innovation Award „Most Innovative Use of Plastics“ in the category „Chassis/Hardware“. The prize honors the „High Strength Self-Tapping Composite Nut“ which was developed jointly with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and ITW Deltar Fasteners. The SPE Automotive Division awarded the prize at the 48th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala held on November 7, 2018 in Livonia, Michigan/USA.

The award-winning composite nut, which is used in the automotive industry and created with Asahi Kasei“s engineered material „Leona™ 90G55 PA66“, was identified as top in the Chassis/Hardware category because it has underlined significant benefits compared to the alternative metal or polymer nuts that currently exist in the market. In this regard, it has – unlike the metal nut that this composite nut replaces – self-healing properties enabling it to maintain sufficient torque and clamp load even after it has been stripped. Additionally, Asahi Kasei“s innovation offers a weight reduction of about one kilo, reduced CO2 footprint and over $9.00 dollars in cost savings per vehicle produced.

„At Asahi Kasei, we always strive to increase the value of our customers‘ applications,“ said Rob Linker, Sales Account Manager. „Whether it is large components like a Thermylene® PP cargo box for trucks or small ones like the composite nut Leona™ 66+6i – we offer engineering at the highest level“.

This is the fourth SPE Award APNA has received in the last seven years, including the cargo box for the „Dodge Ram Truck“ in the „Body Exterior“ category in 2011 and two more products in the „Materials“ category in 2012 and 2013.

„It is great to be in the winning circle at SPE again“ said Ramesh Iyer, President of APNA. „This award confirms Asahi Kasei’s corporate guidelines such as creativity and ambition, it motivates us to continue providing innovative plastics and services to our customers.“

The SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Program was launched in 1970 and is considered one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind in the automotive and plastics industries. With this internationally recognized and desirable award, the company honors innovative and pioneering plastics solutions from OEMs, suppliers and polymer manufacturers from all over the world.

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://www.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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ZENEC ZE-RVSC200: Twin Lens Rear-view Camera for Motorhomes

Maneuvering and parking made easy – ZENEC’s new rear-view camera for recreational vehicles is easy to fit and flexible in use.

ZENEC ZE-RVSC200: Twin Lens Rear-view Camera for Motorhomes

ZENEC ZE-RVSC200: rear-view camera for motorhomes

Multimedia specialist ZENEC has added a new rear-view camera to its range of accessories. The ZE-RVSC200 has been specially developed for use in partially and fully integrated motorhomes. The practical features make this a convincing camera unit.
This very compact ZE-RVSC200 is designed as a twin lens model having two camera modules with different angles of view. In the upper part of the camera housing is Cam1 (45° horizontal angle of view), which primarily does the job of an interior rear view mirror. The lower camera lens Cam2 (100° horizontal angle of view is mainly intended for backing up. It records what is to the rear of the motorhome within a range of up to 5 meters, which can be individually set. Cam2 is supported by the built-in microphone and the IR-LED night illumination system.
ZENEC’s rear-view camera is equipped with sensitive CMOS sensors. Impressive for their low noise, they produce very high-contrast images. The high resolution – 680 x 512 pixels – and high light sensitivity of 0.5 lux enable an optimum image to be obtained even in poor light conditions. Cam2 has powerful night vision IR-LEDs with dynamic LDR brightness control. The area to the rear of the motorhome is illuminated well by the LEDs, for excellent visibility of objects in the dark.
Being a plastic injection molding, the housing of the ZE-RVSC200 is corrosion resistant. Together with the clever construction in accordance with protection rating IP69K, the use of high quality materials ensures high resistance to weather and a long service life.
Equipped with a fast-mount click attachment and a 3-part separable system cable with 17-meter main cable length, ZENEC’s rear-view camera offers a very flexible mounting arrangement. The ZE-RVSC200 set also comes with two special adapter cables. Motorhomes with factory routed DOMETIC/WAECO main system cable can be interfaced using the provided adaptors – avoiding the need to lay a new main cable.
The ZE-RVSC200 is compatible with all monitors and 2-DIN moniceivers and naviceivers having two camera inputs (RCA); devices with only one camera input will additionally need an optional camera switch.

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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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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Small, Good, Nice Price: AXTON’s Subwoofer ATB120 Tested

The new AXTON compact woofer ATB120 has been awarded the ‚Price Tip‘ accolade from the German magazine Car & HiFi (issue 05/2018).

Small, Good, Nice Price: AXTON

Price Tip: AXTON’s bass box ATB120

Today a subwoofer for a car is expected to be as compact as possible so as to save space and remain inconspicuous when installed in the trunk or the trunk double bottom. But what about the bass performance of a small subwoofer? In issue 05/2018 the magazine Car & HiFi has thoroughly tested the new ATB120 compact woofer from car audio specialist AXTON – and is impressed. In the opinion of these tech journalists the ATB120 makes not only a „proper bass sound“, but also puts on a convincing show with its build quality and the fair price. This everyday compact woofer with a difference therefore gets the ‚Price Tip‘ accolade from Car & HiFi.
Enthusiastically the testers praise the many installation options of the new ATB120, which hardly restricts the usability of the trunk: „The new AXTON ATB120 is light enough to be lifted out of the trunk without any effort; and when onboard it is hardly noticeable. At 13.5 cm high the enclosure is very flat so that it can also be used in the trunk.“
The construction and workmanship of the new AXTON bass reflex box also impress the journalists. This is not only true for the ‚robust‘ 16 mm thick MDF enclosure with a reinforced acoustic baffle and generously sized reflex tunnel. „Together with the neatly made, quality felt cover we have nothing but praise for the build quality“, say the testers „and not just because of the affordable price.“
That goes also for the installed 20 cm woofer with fiber glass cone, 38 mm dual voice coil and large size magnet: „Instead of saving on the driver, AXTON has thankfully decided on a really expensive cone construction.“ But not only that: „Even the driver turns out fullsize and works with a thick ferrite ring.“
But does the ATB120 also produce decent bass? The tech journalists answer this with an emphatic ‚yes‘: „The little AXTON plays amazingly low down in the frequency basement and leaves no desire for more low bass if the music is a normal program of rock or out of the charts.“
The ATB120 scores with its power, and also with its sound quality: „The 20 cm woofer plays really cleanly, the bass never appears fuzzy or soggy. Fast bass lines are reproduced by the minnow with great agility and precision so that the sound quality is fully adequate even for discerning ears.“
„The AXTON ATB120 is a faithful everyday companion for music fans who simply just wish to have a decent bass“, is the final verdict of the tech journalists, awarding the new bass reflex box the ‚Price tip‘ accolade on account of its outstanding price/performance.

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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Premium prize for Asahi Kasei – German Design Award for a fascinating glimpse of the automotive world of tomorrow

Premium prize for Asahi Kasei - German Design Award for a fascinating glimpse of the automotive world of tomorrow

AKXY Concept Car (Source: @Asahi Kasei)

Düsseldorf, November 08, 2018 – The German Design Council has honoured Asahi Kasei and its fully drivable electric vehicle AKXY™ with the German Design Award 2019 in the category ‚Special Mention‘. The predicate ‚Special Mention‘ acknowledges works with a design that offers particularly successful solutions and honors the commitment of companies and designers. Asahi Kasei received the award in the category ‚Excellent Product Design – Conceptional Transportation‘. The award ceremony will be held in Frankfurt on February 8, 2019.

The German Design Award sets international standards when it comes to innovative design developments. It exclusively honours projects that are pioneering in the German and international design landscape. This is ensured by an international jury, which gathers leading heads from all disciplines of design. Design experts justified their decision as follows: „The concept combines all relevant vehicle areas – exterior and interior – into a progressive design that convinces in form and function right down to the last detail and thus provides a fascinating glimpse of the automotive world of tomorrow“.

„AKXY™ perfectly combines organic curves with inorganic straight lines,“ explained Michitaka Udaka, Head of Automotive Marketing at Asahi Kasei, about the design philosophy. „I am delighted that this design, which embodies our ideal for the future of safety, comfort and environmental performance in the automobile, has received such prestigious recognition.

Moreover, futuristic design would not be a contradiction to harmony with the environment, Udaka further said, and it would also offer an invitation to feel good. Components people have direct contact with would be characterised by elegant shapes and soft and warm materials.

Since its debut in Japan in May 2017, AKXY™ has been exhibited at trade shows, roadshows and customer events worldwide. Wherever it appears, the „rolling competence center“ stimulates discussions with experts from the automotive industry about the future of the automobile and the solutions AKXY™ offers.

Hideki Tsutsumi, Managing Director of Asahi Kasei Europe, added: „In September 2018, AKXY™ delighted more than 200 customers and journalists at our Business Forum in Düsseldorf. I am proud of this pioneering vehicle and the achievements of our designers and engineers“.

Asahi Kasei will present AKXY™ for the first time at a European trade fair from November 13 to 16, 2019 at the world’s leading trade fair for electronics electronica in Munich (Hall B4 – Booth 516).

For further information on AKXY™ please visit: https://automotive-asahi-kasei.eu/.

About AKXY™
AKXY™ is a drivable electrically powered concept vehicle focused on vehicle safety, comfort and environmental performance. It contains 36 Asahi Kasei products and technologies, including driver recognition technology to support safe driving, fiber materials and a communication system to improve interior comfort, and high-performance polymers to reduce environmental impact. The name derives from Asahi Kasei X (multiplied by) You (the customer).

About the German Design Council
The German Design Award is awarded by the German Design Council, the German brand and design authority. Its mission from the highest level: To represent the German design scene. Founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Bundestag, it supports the economy in consistently achieving added brand value through design. This makes the German Design Council one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. In addition to trade associations and institutions, the exclusive network of foundation members includes in particular the owners and brand managers of many well-known companies.

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 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://www.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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SmartTOP convertible top control for Porsche 911 Targa now operational while driving

The SmartTOP additional convertible top control for the Porsche 911 Targa (991), among other features, makes it possible to open and close the convertible top via One-Touch.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Porsche 911 Targa now operational while driving

SmartTOP convertible top control for Porsche 911 Targa

Las Vegas, Nevada – October 11, 2018

The retrofit SmartTOP comfort module, made by Mods4cars, facilitates the everyday cabriolet life with smart functions. Among other things, it enables the convertible top to be opened and closed via the existing vehicle key from a distance. The SmartTOP customer can already open their convertible top as they move towards their vehicle.

In addition to this function, the module for the Porsche 911 Targa (991) also offers the option of opening and closing the top using the interior button in the vehicle with just one push of a button. With the latest update, it is now also possible to operate the top while driving at a speed of up to 15 km/h.

„We are constantly improving our products and responding to customer requests,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „We are pleased that we have been able to expand the SmartTOP convertible top control for the Porsche 911 Targa (991) with this coveted function to make the cabriolet experience even more convenient for our customers.“ Sven Tornow continues.

In addition to these two main features, per customer request, we have also added another new feature to the module. With Valet Mode, a simple key combination can block the
opening of the cabriolet top. This feature is useful when the vehicle is being used by a third party or handed over for parking.

Existing customers can also benefit from the new features. SmartTOP Cabriolet modules are equipped with a USB port, enabling software updates to be uploaded via the home PC/Mac. Mods4cars provides these updates on their Homepage to all their existing customers, free of charge.

For easy installation, a plug-and-play adapter kit is included in delivery. This ensures for a fast connection between SmartTOP and vehicle electronics by simply plugging together. No cables need to be cut or changed and dismantling without a trace is possible at any time.

The SmartTOP module for the new Porsche 911 Targa (991) is available for 339.00 Euro + tax. SmartTOP convertible top controls are also available for the Porsche Boxster and the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

The following vehicle brands are 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.

The new product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/NDsKDc1Nt1U

More Information can be found under:
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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ZENEC Z-E2060: Top Entertainer with Sat Nav Option for VW T5

Easy Multimedia retrofit in VW T5: The Z-E2060 is a versatile infotainer from ZENEC that can be easily upgraded to a navigation system.

ZENEC Z-E2060: Top Entertainer with Sat Nav Option for VW T5

ZENEC Z-E2060 for VW T5

Convenient and affordable retrofitting of multimedia and navigation functions for VW T5 Multivan and T5 California vehicles – with the Z-E2060 of the E>GO model range. Brought out by the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC, the Z-E2060 is a versatile infotainer that integrates perfectly into T5 based VW vehicles. High end sound, enthralling pictures and films, optimal DAB+ radio reception, and clever smartphone integration – ZENEC’s new E>GO makes every trip in the popular VW Bully successor even more entertaining. Also for those looking for a comfortable sat nav, the Z-2060 is the intelligent solution: With the Z-EMAP50 sat nav package available as an optional package, the infotainer can be extended to become a well equipped naviceiver.

PERFECT UPGRADE FOR THE VW T5
ZENEC’s new naviceiver stands for premium quality and premium components, designed for perfect system integration into the VW T5. Appearance, fit, electrical connections – the Z-E2060 has been developed uncompromisingly for the following T5 transporters (build years from 2010 to 2015): the VW T5 Multivan Comfortline, PanAmericana, Highline, Edition25, BlueMotion, Match, Special, Business and Caravelle as well as the VW T5 California, Comfortline and Europe.
The Z-E2060 is optimally integrated into the VW electrical system, being connected via the CAN bus to the steering wheel remote control, multifunction display (MFA+, MFA), Climatronic status display and the the optical parking system (OPS). These comfort functions can therefore be readily used as normal.

QUICK RESPONSE TOUCHSCREEN
From the capacitive 16.5 cm / 6.5″ display it is possible to control the new T5 E>GO precisely and completely intuitively. The touchscreen responds to to just a light touch.
The display is impressive not just because it is easy to use: the images presented on the display screen also convince with color brilliance, high brightness level and large contrast range.

VERSATILE ENTERTAINMENT
All your favorite radio stations in clear digital quality. The Z-E2060 has an integrated DAB+ twin tuner. Its full feature set – MOT Slideshow, DLS text, Service Following and dynamic station list – ensures excellent reception and ease of use.
With the versatile entertainment functions of the Z-E2060 you get a totally new music and video experience. Beside a CD/DVD drive the T5 specialist offers two USB ports for connecting USB media, iPod or iPhone.
A powerful 4 x 45 watt amplifier, the 10-band graphic equalizer and the DSP based 5-channel time alignment make for the best possible sound, and allows for comprehensive sound tuning. Whether driving away on vacation or to work – boredom on board will at any rate not arise!

OPTIMAL SMARTPHONE PARTNER
The Z-E2060 can use smartphones in the T5 in many ways, not only for telephoning with the hands-free system or music streaming via Bluetooth. Direct USB connections to the Z-E2060 are also available for Android smartphones – the apps are all mirrored on the display of the E>GO using the SmartLink function. The apps can then be controlled directly from the touchscreen of the Z-E2060, allowing the functions of the mobile phones to be fully exploited in the vehicle – including the comfortable use of navigation apps.

UPGRADABLE: FROM INFOTAINER TO NAVICEIVER
If using smartphone sat nav apps for occasional navigation is not enough, you can upgrade the Z-E2060 to a full-function naviceiver by purchasing the optional Z-EMAP50 navigation package. This includes the latest ZENEC NextGen navigation software on 16 GB microSD card, containing 3D maps of 47 EU countries, more than 6.5 million points of interest, Lane Assist function and TMC – together with free map updates for one year.
In combination with the sat nav software package the Z-E2060 is turned into a perfect navigation system, offering many advantages in everyday use.

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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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 additional top control now available for the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet

The SmartTOP convertible top module by the company, Mods4cars, is now available for the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet. The retrofit convertible top control allows for the operation of the top while driving with One-Touch.

SmartTOP additional top control now available for the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet

SmartTOP additional top control for Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet

Las Vegas, Nevada – September 27, 2018

Mods4cars has launched their smart top solution for the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet. The SmartTOP cabriolet top module is retrofitted to the vehicle and with clever additional functions, makes cabriolet life easier. Once installed, among other things, the opening and closing of the top via the interior key with One-Touch function is made possible. It is therefore no longer necessary to continuously hold the button down. All it takes is a quick tap and the roof movement is carried out automatically.

Furthermore, the operation of the cabriolet top from a distance using the original vehicle key is also possible. By simply pressing a key combination on the key fob, the top can be opened and closed from a distance. „Our customers can open their cabriolet top as they move towards their vehicle,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicle key is not needed for this function.

Like every SmartTOP, the comfort module for the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet also includes other additional features. Windows can be opened and closed separately via the remote control. It can be adjusted whether the front or all windows should close automatically after the cabriolet top opens. If desired, the operating direction of the interior cabriolet top button can be inverted.

Starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement. The module allows for deactivation at any time. All functions of the SmartTOP top module are programmable according to personal wishes. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module allows for connection to the home PC / Mac. Which in turn allows the cabriolet module to be conveniently configured. In addition, it is possible to install software updates provided by Mods4cars, free of charge.

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

The convertible top control for the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet is available for 269.00 Euro + tax.

Mods4cars offers SmartTOP comfort modules 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/Tys5oiafyus

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