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How can ceramic brake discs be cheaply resurfaced?

Rebrake offers resurfaced ceramic brakes in all sizes from 1,050 EUR

How can ceramic brake discs be cheaply resurfaced?

High-tech materials are standard.

High-tech materials are standard in high HP sports cars. The problem: even the most high-end body includes consumable parts that must be renewed from time to time. Ceramic brake discs are some of the most effective yet most expensive consumable parts.
The company FOXX Automotive Components from Weßling to the west of Munich has developed a special process that not only matches the performance of the original carbon ceramic brakes, but exceeds it.
Rebrake offers an effective process for both types of ceramic brake discs as well as CCB and CCM disks, whereby the brakes“ original performance is restored. Put simply, the process restores the extremely robust surface, i.e. the thin top layer on the carbon ceramic brake disc.
To ensure that this is achieved, the much thicker core of the ceramic brake disc can be retained to reduce costs compared with completely replacing with a new ceramic brake disc. These can quickly add up to 5,000 to 7,000 EUR or more, depending on manufacturer.

From 1,050 EUR instead of 5,000 EUR for a fully restored ceramic brake disc

Ceramic brake discs come in two different types with different diameters. Rebrake offers a tried and tested resurfacing process for all variants. This restores the special surface of the ceramic brake disc, physically connecting this with the core to form one unit. This is achieved through chemical thermal processes, the most significant being „pyrolysis“. At 1,100 degrees Celsius, carbon polymers can be concentrated on the top layer of the ceramic brake disc.

Rebrake: resurfaced ceramic brake discs with a guarantee

Even if this layer is just a millimetre thick, it“s still very resistant to heat and abrasion. The ceramic brake discs with larger diameters are understandably more expensive to restore than smaller discs.
It is somewhat cheaper to resurface CCM discs from Aston Martins, Corvettes, Ferraris, Maseratis, McLarens and Nissans than the CCB brake discs used by Audi, Bentley, BMW, Lamborghini and Porsche. Depending on diameter, prices range from 1,050 EUR to 1,350 EUR plus VAT. Rebrake provides a 12-month guarantee for all resurfaced ceramic brake discs.

Rebrake is the specialists in refurbishing ceramic brakes. The company can used and worn ceramic brakes discs can be refurbished. REBRAKE gives refurbished brake discs the best properties.

Contact
FOXX Automotive Components UG
Wolfgang Dietz
Argelsrieder Feld 1a
82234 Weßling
Phone: +49 (0)8153 9015171
E-Mail: info@rebrake.de
Url: http://www.rebrake.de/

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Top Entertainer for the Car: XZENT Multimedia System X-222

All entertainment options in a single device: with the X-222, XZENT has brought out a versatile 2-DIN DAB+ moniceiver for easy retrofitting at a reasonable price.

Top Entertainer for the Car: XZENT Multimedia System X-222

XZENT X-222: 2-DIN multimedia system

Originally a hot tip, the XZENT moni- and naviceivers are now among the top sellers Europe-wide, and are awarded accolades by the trade press for their outstanding price/performance. With the X-222 (retail price 299 euros) XZENT has now brought out a new 2-DIN multimedia system. True to the slogan „high quality at an amazingly reasonable price“, the X-222 impresses with its great visual design, modern entertainment, uncomplicated in-car integration, and easy operation.

COMFORTABLE AND VERSATILE
That the X-222 is a really comfortable device to use, is revealed by the clear layout of the front, combining a large 16.5 cm/6.5″ touchscreen with four sensor buttons, and a practical volume control knob. The capacitive display reacts to just a light touch – a fingertip is enough. The strong brightness of the high resolution display, its crystal clear transparency, brilliant colors, and large contrast range ensure good readability even in difficult light conditions – a perfect platform for media content playback.

MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST
Beside the receiver for the analog FM radio, the X-222 has a DAB+ tuner for digital radio enjoyment. Equipped with DAB Service Following, DLS text, and the display of slideshows, the outstanding reception and great ease of use of this tuner make it convincing. For multimedia playback the X-222 offers two USB ports supporting all the usual audio and video file formats, including FLAC and WAV. In addition, there is a microSD card reader and an HDMI interface for the connection of multimedia devices or smartphones with an HDMI output.

SMARTPHONES – OPTIMAL USE
With the powerful Bluetooth unit of the X-222 you can not only phone safely while on the move but also stream music in comfort. And it gets even better. Android smartphones can be connected to one of the USB ports. The Easy Connect function mirrors the smartphone apps, including sat nav apps, on the display of the X-222 so that they can then be comfortably controlled via touchscreen.
The second USB port provides for the connection of iOS based mobile devices, and supports the Made for iPod/iPhone functionality.

SMART DETAILS
The X-222 has two RCA inputs for connecting two cameras (front/rear or rear/rear). A practical feature here is the CAM button at the front that enables a direct manual control access to the camera system. This enables you to quickly switch to the camera image when driving ahead. For optimal in-car integration the illumination of the four sensor buttons of the X-222 can be adjusted to match the color of the cockpit instrument illumination for the particular vehicle.

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

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

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

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SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

Now available, the SmartTOP additional roof top control, by the company Mods4cars, for the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet (A238). The retrofit cabriolet module allows remote operation of the roof top using the original vehicle key.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Las Vegas, Nevada – March 6, 2018

The company Mods4cars has launched its smart roof solution for Mercedes-Benz new E-Class Cabriolet (A238). The retrofit SmartTOP module makes it possible, among other things, to open and close the top via the interior key with One-Touch. To operate the top, it is no longer necessary to hold down the button continuously. Instead, a quick tap is sufficient and the top movement is carried out automatically.

Furthermore, with the SmartTOP module, the operation of the convertible top from a distance is possible via the original vehicle key. Pressing a key combination on the remote control opens or closes the hood automatically. „The SmartTOP customer can already start their journey top down,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicle key is not required for this function.

In addition, the latest development from Mods4cars offers numerous additional functions: Windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. It can be adjusted as to whether the front or all windows are to be raised after the roof top opens. With the window button in the centre console all windows can be closed with One-Touch.

Upon special customer requests the function „Comfort Wipers“ was added. After using the spray nozzles, wipers will wipe once or twice after a short pause. Also on customer request, the operating direction of the roof top button can be inverted. For vehicles with a keyless entry package, the top can be opened and closed by touching the door handle.

All functions of the SmartTOP roof module can be programmed according to personal requirements. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module allows connection to the home PC/MAC. In this way software updates can also be uploaded, which the company Mods4cars provides, free of charge.

The SmartTOP convertible top control for the E-Class Cabriolet (A238) is also supplied with a plug-and-play adapter, which makes installation a breeze. The connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP takes place by simply plugging together. As no lines are cut, a traceless removal of the cabriolet module is possible at any time.

Mods4cars has been manufacturing SmartTOP top controls since 2001 for all popular roadster and cabriolet models. 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, Volvo and Volkswagen.

The SmartTOP module for Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/vNlFU3nv8kA

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

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About Mods4cars:

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

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

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

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

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

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KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

Plastic Optical Fiber Gains Ground for Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity in Vehicles

KDPOF Enables Seamless Optical Networks Integration

KDPOF provides a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the harness of the vehicle.

KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – is delighted to present a complete POF solution to be seamlessly integrated into the wire harness of the vehicle. At the International Congress Automotive Wire Harness on March 13 and 14, 2018 in Ludwigsburg, Germany, KDPOF will display innovative gigabit POF solutions in partnership with leading wire harness suppliers such as TE and others. „POF cables are very reliable: they can withstand harsh environments and tolerate conditions such as routing across the engine compartment with temperatures as high as 105°C and down to -40°C,“ stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. „As an optical fiber with a large core, POF is able to withstand vibrations and misalignments much better than other optical or copper alternatives such as glass optical fiber (GOF), coax, and STP.“

Well-established engineering collaboration between key leading optoelectronic, connector, and wire harness vendors worldwide ensures a well-supplied and competitive market for all the components needed in the system: Physical Layer (PHY), Fiber Optic Transceiver (FOT), fiber cable, and connectors. All these companies, such as Broadcom (formerly Avago), Hamamatsu, KDPOF, TE, and others, as well as the IEEE and ISO, are ready for the market opportunities that the new gigabit POF technology has opened.

Easy Handling and High Robustness

As a plastic, wide diameter fiber, POF is cheap to manufacture and install. It does not require any sophisticated equipment or professional qualification, and harness manufacturing processes do not need to be changed. Installation is just easy plug and play. Winding and clamping is similar to copper cables. Their good bending performance starts at a radius of 10 mm. Gigabit transmission distances of up to 40 meters are possible without in-line connectors, or 15 meters with up to 4 in-liners. Further, POF allows fast dynamic bending, tight bending, and dark liquid immersion in addition to delivering low noise and robustness regarding incoupling of electromagnetic fields.

About KDPOF

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

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

Press
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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Solvay specialty silica portfolio creating solutions to go with you, wherever you want

Solvay will be presenting an extended silica specialty portfolio, offering new solutions to answer trending challenges.

Solvay specialty silica portfolio creating solutions to go with you, wherever you want

Participating in the Tire Tech Expo, Solvay will share its promising results regarding Truck, Agricultural and Winter tires. A special conference led by silica expert Dr Thomas Chaussee (Global Tire R&I Manager) is set to disclose the results on Wednesday the 21st.

„We are proud to disclose that Premium SW confirms its breakthrough results in Truck tires and its solution status regarding the upcoming regulations in this market“ says Thomas Chaussee before adding „we will also share with conference attendees how Solvay“ Silica can contribute to Agricultural tire challenges and continue to optimize Winter tire performance“.

„Solvay silica teams are very close to the market and we investigate continuously the trends and needs in the different market segments and applications“ states An Nuyttens Silica GBU president. „That“s why we are extending our specialty portfolio, we want to accompany our customers throughout their chosen path.“

Tire Tech Expo is billed as the tire market“s most effective and efficient forum for networking and business-to-business meetings. Solvay team will have the pleasure to welcome you at Booth #C632.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers in diverse global end markets. Its products and solutions are used in planes, cars, smart and medical devices, batteries, in mineral and oil extraction, among many other applications promoting sustainability. Its lightweighting materials enhance cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 27,000 employees in 58 countries. Net sales were € 10.9 billion in 2016, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB – Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program.

Contact
SOLVAY
ANNE SOLENNE CHAPUIS
190 AV tHIERS 190
69006 LYON
Phone: 0437918166
E-Mail: anne-solenne.chapuis@solvay.com
Url: http://WWW.SOLVAY.COM

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Big in-car cinema – ZENEC’s Infotainer Z-E2050 for VW

Big-screen multimedia for VW, Seat and Skoda: ZENEC’s Z-E2050 offers optimal smartphone integration and entertainment on huge 8″ display

Big in-car cinema - ZENEC

ZENEC Z-E2050 for vehicles from VW

The very latest multimedia and infotainment technology on an impressively brilliant, extra large 8″/20.3 cm display for VW, Seat and Skoda – with the E>GO Z-E2050 the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC has set up another dazzling show of innovation. Building on ZENEC’s great experience, the new specialist device for VW is a system equipped with every refinement: consistent in-vehicle integration, the very latest in entertainment, uncompromising ease of use – in fact all-round innovative, and not just concerned with the smartphone interface.
PURPOSE BUILT FOR VW, SEAT AND SKODA
Perfect in-vehicle integration – as always with the ZENEC E>GO series. With its specific form of construction and button illumination that can be switched between red and white, the Z-E2050 – despite the huge 8″ display – fits tailor-made into the cockpit of diverse VW, SEAT and SKODA models (Golf 5 and Golf 6 platforms). Interfaced with the vehicle electronics via the CAN bus, it supports comfort functions like MFA/MFA+, multifunction steering wheel, and the display of OPS and Climatronic.
ENTERTAINMENT 4.0
Digital radio reception with first class audio quality – the integrated DAB+ twin tuner enables crystal clear listening enjoyment, and scores with a dynamic station list, MOT Slideshow and DLS text.
Listen to your favorite music like at home, or watch great movies, for media playback the Z-E2050 has a CD/DVD drive, and two USB ports. With its extra large capacitive 8″/20.3 cm touchscreen, the new ZENEC E>GO infotainer provides not only optimal video enjoyment: thanks to the huge display and clear menus, operation of the Z-E2050 is also completely safe and intuitive.
CLEVER SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION
With the Z-E2050 you can use your smartphone in the car in comfort – for example to make calls with the hands-free system, or streaming music via Bluetooth. But that’s not all: The Smartlink Direct function opens up completely new possibilities for integrating Android based smartphones.
While Google Android Auto supports only a limited selection of apps, Smartlink Direct allows any installed app to be shown on the display of the Z-E2050 so you can make use of them too. Simply dock the cellphone, and the smartphone screen will be mirrored on the user interface of the Z-E2050. Smartlink Direct allows direct control of the apps from the touchscreen of the Z-E2050 – naturally also sat nav apps.
IN NO TIME AT ALL: FROM INFOTAINER TO NAVICEIVER
For VW drivers who do not want to just navigate per app but are looking for a versatile naviceiver, the new ZENEC is a clever solution: With the Z-EMAP50 sat nav package available as an option, the Z-E2050 can be upgraded to a navigation system with a full range of features. With detailed maps for 47 European countries, more than 6 million points of interest, 3D Auto-Zoom for junctions and roundabouts, and free map updates for one year, getting the latest navigation technology in your car is really very straightforward.

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

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

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

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Compact and good value – the new AXTON subwoofer ATB216

The new AXTON bass boxr ATB216 has been awarded the the „Price Tip“ accolade from Car & Hifi magazine (issue 1/2018).

Compact and good value - the new AXTON subwoofer ATB216

AXTON’s bandpass subwoofer ATB216

It’s hard to find a car driver who wants to drive through the district with a huge subwoofer box clogging up the complete trunk. A lot of bass fans therefore avoid that with a mini subwoofer – only to find quite often that they are then disappointed by the poor performance. With the new AXTON ATB216 bandpass box, Car & Hifi magazine (issue 1/2018) has now tested a compact subwoofer that they found convincing regarding bass performance and dimensions. Awarded the „Price Tip“ accolade, the ATB216 is the best subwoofer that one can buy for 149 euros.

Car audio specialist AXTON has long been well-known for cleverly constructed subwoofer boxes true to the motto „minimum size, maximum power“. In this respect the new ATB216 is no exception: according to the Car & Hifi testers, it demonstrates „how to get really good bass out of a small volume.“

Only 25.5 cm high and deep, the ATB216 integrates with a sloping rear wall without any trouble, hardly taking up any space in the trunk. The trade journalists praise not only the „robust and compact“ construction of the bandpass housing, but also the intelligent design with two „well made, potent“ 16 cm woofers. „With two 16ers you can really let it rip, especially when they are so solidly built like the AXTON drivers“, is the judgment of the testers. A fat, 25-mm thick magnet ring provides the power, and the generous winding height of the voice-coil wire enables an impressive 6 mm linear stroke in each direction.“

The bass box was also thoroughly convincing in the test lab: „It’s nice to see the good sensitivity of 88 dB, which is very satisfying even with small power amps. (…) One can therefore say that the the ATB216 has achieved a very successful balance.“
In the sound check the new AXTON bandpass profiles as a subwoofer that „does everything right“ is the expert opinion: „It plays cleanly and gives bass drums their full punch“, was the decision of the Car & Hifi testers on the performance of the ATB216. „The sound is full and powerful. Its sound level capability, however, is among the best, which is surprising considering the size. The unit delivers a really fat pressure that shakes the mirrors.“

That the ATB216 passed the test with flying colors not only reinforces the major „Price Tip“ accolade, but also underlines the final judgment of the trade journalists: „One can only describe the ATB216 as a big hit. It makes itself inconspicuous in the trunk, while delivering full bass pressure. The whole thing at just 150 euros is also really good value.“

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

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

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

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RemoteKEY comfort module from Mods4cars for BMW 1 Series / 3 Series in a new casing

The RemoteKEY comfort control for the BMW models 1 and 3 Series will now be delivered in a new casing. The retrofit module from the company Mods4cars provides a higher operating comfort with smart functions.

RemoteKEY comfort module from Mods4cars for BMW 1 Series / 3 Series in a new casing

RemoteKEY comfort module from Mods4cars for BMW

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 30, 2018

The company Mods4cars has completely reworked the casing of their soft top and comfort modules. The RemoteKEY module for the BMW 1 Series and 3 Series models has also received the new design. The RemoteKEY is a retrofit control which provides more comfort and numerous additional functions.

Among other things, the RemoteKEY makes it possible to open and close windows and the sunroof via the existing original remote control. If desired, the chirp function can be activated to sound a short horn signal when the central locking has been actuated. Motorized mirrors can be folded in and out via remote control.

When switching off the ignition, the doors are unlocked, eliminating the need to pull on the door handle twice. The module can be connected to the red LED in the rearview mirror and thereby simulate an alarm system. The comfort control can be completely deactivated as needed.

All functions are programmable according to personal wishes. For this purpose, an USB port is attached to the RemoteKEY. It’s possible to configure the module on the PC / Mac and to install software updates that Mods4cars provides, free of charge.

„The housing, which was developed exclusively for Mods4cars, also provides assistance in installing the retrofit comfort control,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. Two LEDs attached to the module help with the installation. Thanks to the narrower shape of the RemoteKEY installation in the vehicle is made easier.

Since 2002, the company, Mods4cars, has manufactured their retrofit convertible roof top and comfort modules. They are available for the following vehicle brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The RemoteKEY comfort control for BMW 1 and 3 Series is available for 209,00 Euro + tax.

A short demonstration video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/UxI9oQCCHK4

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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Huf Group focus on continuity

Thomas Tomakidi takes over as Chief Executive Officer

Huf Group focus on continuity

The Huf Group Management (f. l.) Dr. Florian Hesse, Thomas Tomakidi, Johann Palluch

At the turn of the year, Thomas Tomakidi (56) has taken over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG in Velbert. He succeeds Ulrich Hülsbeck (70), who is going to chair the Supervisory Board.

In his long-term work as CEO Hülsbeck established the expansion of the automotive supplier currently operating 24 companies around the world. It is up to his merits having enlarged the product portfolio for car access, security and immobilization systems by mechatronic, electronic and telematics systems. For many years Hülsbeck also engaged in associations in Germany. He initiated the foundation of the industry cluster „Die Schlüsselregion e.V.“ (The Key Region) which is targeting at increasing the attractiveness of the companies in the area Velbert/Heiligenhaus as suppliers of locking and security systems and as employers. This also includes the foundation of the Campus Heiligenhaus of University Bochum.

Thomas Tomakidi joined Huf in 2001 and has been a member of the Huf Group Management for eleven years. The graduated engineer has been responsible for product development, quality, purchasing and sales as well as the set-up of subsidiaries during the past years. With the change in top management Huf also restructured its organization. Three of the six new business units as well as central departments e.g. purchasing, sales, quality, innovations and product development report to Tomakidi. Further members of the management are Johann Palluch and Dr. Florian Hesse. Palluch who has worked for Huf for more than 17 years is responsible for global Operations of the 25 production locations. Dr. Hesse, who joined Huf three years ago, looks after two business units and departments such as finance, IT and personnel. „By handing over responsibilities to experienced colleagues in the management we emphasis on continuity and progressive realignment“, says Ulrich Hülsbeck.

In 2017 Huf Group achieved a turnover of about 1,4 billion Euros employing around 8000 people.

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

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

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

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

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

SmartTOP roof module by Mods4cars for the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About Mods4cars:

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

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

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

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

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