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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

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Cohda Wireless and Autotalks announcing cooperation

Cohda Wireless and Autotalks announcing cooperation

Cohda Wireless is market leader of V2X and CAV (Connected Autonomous Vehicles) software solution

Autotalks, a leading supplier of automotive-grade V2X communication processors and RF transceivers, and Cohda Wireless, the market leader of V2X – Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, and CAV – Connected Autonomous Vehicles software solution, announcing their partnership at ITS World Congress 2016 in Melbourne.

Cohda Wireless will demonstrate the V2X reference system consisting of the Autotalks PANGAEA platform and Cohda Wireless‘ leading V2X software (Booth #313).

The demo showcases interoperability between the Cohda MK5 platform and the Autotalks PANGAEA platform on a variety of safety applications. An in-car live demonstration is also available for experience at Albert Park.

Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray said the Cohda Wireless/Autotalks demonstration shows benefits of interoperability for connected vehicle technology. „Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), such as platoons of trucks on highways, requires the most mature V2X communications technology and very low signal delay. Cohda has the most mature, reliable and best performing V2X and CAV solutions available,“ he said.

„Autotalks is proud to have such a fruitful cooperation with Cohda,“ said Hagai Zyss, CEO of Autotalks. „Our V2X communication chipset is architected for CAV featuring an ultra-low-latency V2X Hardware Security Module (eHSM), and line-rate verification for the highest security performance. Together with Cohda“s CAV technology, we believe we can dramatically improve road safety, decrease car accidents and improve mobility.

About Autotalks
Autotalks, founded in 2008, is a V2X-chipset market pioneer and leader providing OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 customers with comprehensive V2X solutions. Autotalks chipsets enable the V2X communication revolution by providing the most advanced, truly secure V2X solution created for autonomous vehicles. The chipsets are pre-integrated and designed to shorten development schedules and reduced costs. Autotalks“ cutting-edge technology addresses all key V2X challenges: communication reliability, security, positioning accuracy and vehicle installation.

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

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Telstra and Cohda Wireless successfully trial V2I technology over 4G

Telstra and Cohda Wireless successfully trial V2I technology over 4G

Telstra and Cohda Wireless successfully trial V2I technology over 4G

Telstra, in partnership with Cohda Wireless, has successfully trialled Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology over Telstra’s 4G network in South Australia, a pivotal first step in developing Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology. Examples of V2X include vehicles talking to infrastructure (such as traffic lights), vehicles talking to other vehicles, and vehicles talking to vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. The use and development of V2X communications will enable the creation of intelligent transport systems that may allow more efficient use of road infrastructure, better traffic management (reduced congestion) and, in the future, coordinated and safe autonomous vehicle operation. Most importantly, it will likely lead to increased safety for road users as the impact of human error can be minimised as vehicles will be able to communicate and react to their surroundings.

Telstra believes its 4G and future 5G networks can play a vital role in supporting the faster rollout of intelligent transport systems and V2X applications, making implementation of the technology cheaper and more efficient. Telstra“s Director of Technology Andrew Scott said that the successful V2I trial marked the first phase of Telstra“s plan to show how V2X technology can be supported via Telstra“s 4G network. „While there has been a lot of focus around future transport technology, there has not been much work done to date in Australia on supporting intelligent transport systems via existing 4G mobile networks,“ Andrew said.

„The trial we just completed in South Australia confirms that 4G can support V2I applications. These applications included alerting a driver to roadworks ahead, giving green light priority to high priority vehicles, and testing optimal green light timing where the vehicle is informed of the optimal speed to approach a traffic light so that that they get a green light when they arrive, therefore allowing a more continuous flow of traffic.

„However this is only the first phase of our project with additional trial phases lined up for testing Vehicle-to- Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Vulnerable (bicycles and pedestrians). We are particularly excited about the upcoming Vehicle-to-Vulnerable testing as we will be able to showcase the Australian-first sending of standardised intelligent transport systems messages over the 4G network to enable interaction of vehicles with smartphone-equipped bicycles.“

CEO of Cohda Wireless, the world leading supplier of V2X solutions for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV), Paul Gray said „There are a number of V2X use cases that can be deployed right now using 4G, and Telstra“s 4G network is ideal for supporting these. We are very pleased to be working with Telstra towards the shared goal of making roads safer, greener, and less congested.“

The South Australian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Stephen Mullighan said „We are positioning South Australia to become a key player in this emerging industry, and by leading efforts to accommodate driverless and autonomous technologies on SA roads, we are pursuing the safety, productivity and mobility benefits of these technologies, as well as new opportunities for our businesses and our economy.“

„Last year we hosted the first on-road trials of autonomous vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere and this year we became the first Australian jurisdiction to legislate to allow further on-road trials.“

„Our Government is striving to create an environment which nurtures companies developing autonomous technologies, including Telstra and Cohda Wireless, and this exciting initiative demonstrates the progress South Australia is making to take a share of this projected $90 billion industry.“

Telstra, Cohda Wireless and the South Australia Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure are all partners of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), a partnership of government, industry and academic partners working collaboratively to research, investigate and help inform the development of robust national policy, legislation, regulation and operational procedures and processes to bring driverless vehicles safely and successfully to Australian roads.

Telstra and Cohda Wireless intend to trial Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Vulnerable technologies in South Australia within the coming months.

About Cohda Wireless
Cohda Wireless is the leading equipment vendor in the V2X market. The company manufactures systems with acknowledged best-in-world performance. Cohda“s hardware and software products are being used in more than 60 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 already used in the USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, China, 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

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Avnu Alliance and Ruetz System Solutions Announce First Authorized European Test House for AVB / TSN Standards

Ruetz System Solutions to become lead partner in Avnu Alliance interoperability and conformance testing outside the United States.

Avnu Alliance and Ruetz System Solutions Announce First Authorized European Test House for AVB / TSN Standards

Wolfgang Malek is General Manager and Co-Founder of RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open standards-based time sensitive networking through certification, announces Ruetz System Solutions as an authorized test house for Avnu Alliance. Ruetz System Solutions is the group“s first European Recognized Test Facility (RTF) for automotive Audio Video Bridging/Time Sensitive Networks (AVB/TSN) standards, including the Automotive Ethernet AVB Functional and Interoperability Specification based upon the Avnu Automotive Profile.

As experts in automotive data communication, Ruetz System Solutions will provide Avnu Alliance Conformance and Interoperability Testing (C&I Testing) across Europe, leveraging the company“s powerful laboratory tools and extensive test environment to effectively examine and assess AVB-equipped automotive solutions.

„We are the first test house outside the US to assess devices and systems according to AVB/TSN Standards,“ explained Wolfgang Malek, General Manager and Co-Founder of Ruetz System Solutions. „We are proud to be a testing partner of the Avnu Alliance and look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise throughout the certification process.“

„We are excited to work with Ruetz toward interoperable network connectivity within the automobile,“ said Kevin Stanton, Avnu Alliance Chairman. „The AVB / TSN functionality of Ethernet has become foundational in bringing the advantages of standard networking technology-with real-time support-to the automotive sector, enabling new features, usages and system architectures not otherwise feasible. In partnership with Ruetz System Solutions, Avnu Alliance expands the availability of conformance and interoperability testing of automotive modules to broaden the ecosystem of Avnu-Certified devices available for Automotive OEMs and Tier-1s.“

Ruetz System Solutions has vast experience as the compliance test house for control units based on the MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) and Automotive Ethernet standards, which provides the basis for the reliable test implementation of Ruetz System Solutions. Numerous control units from different manufacturers and different electrical/electronic (E/E) architectures have undergone testing in the Ruetz System Solutions compliance test lab in the past years, meeting the stringent requirements for quality, robustness, and compliance expected by carmakers and suppliers. The test house and accredited test laboratory significantly broadens the comprehensive compliance tests for in-vehicle data communications by extending the test scopes. In addition, customers are supported with consulting and accompanying engineering services throughout the total certification phase in order to identify errors even at early design stages.
Avnu Alliance created a robust and comprehensive compliance and interoperability certification procedure, which may then be used to certify products to the Avnu-certification based on IEEE Standards, to ensure interoperability. Once a product has passed the testing procedures, the test report and certification application can be submitted to Avnu Alliance for formal approval and the ability to use the Avnu-certified logo.
More information on Avnu Alliance and the Automotive Ethernet AVB Functional and Interoperability Specification can be found at http://www.avnu.org.

About Avnu Alliance
The Avnu Alliance is dedicated to the advancement of streaming audio video by promoting the adoption of IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over the network infrastructure. The organization strives to create an open path to AVB standards, define AVB compliance test procedures, and an Avnu certification program that ensures AVB interoperability of networked AV devices to provide the highest quality streaming experience in professional AV, automotive, and consumer applications to deliver a compelling end user experience.

About Ruetz System Solutions
With comprehensive expertise in data communication for automotive electronic systems, Ruetz System Solutions provides full service to carmakers and suppliers for a smooth and timely production start (SOP). The technology partner based in Munich offers engineering services for system specification and integration, Test Laboratories as a Service, compliance tests, technology assessment and training. Part of the test laboratory solutions are test systems and platforms. With broad competency in data bus systems for all in-car data transmission standards such as, amongst others, AVB, Bluetooth, CAN, Automotive Ethernet, FlexRay, LIN, MOST, USB, and WLAN are supported competently and reliably by the general contractor. More information is available at www.ruetz-system-solutions.com.

Firmenkontakt
RUETZ SYSTEM SOLUTIONS GmbH
Wolfgang Malek
Walter-Gropius-Strasse 17
80807 München
+49 89 200 04 130
ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
http://www.ruetz-system-solutions.com/

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