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SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF enables top operation via One-Touch

As of now, the retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control from the company Mods4cars is available for the new Mazda MX-5 RF. It allows for the top to be opened and closed while driving via One-Touch.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF enables top operation via One-Touch

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF

Las Vegas, Nevada – December 14, 2017

The retrofit SmartTOP roof control by the company Mods4cars is now available for the Mazda MX-5 RF. „The additional comfort module for the Mazda MX-5 is one of our most popular products. We are pleased that we can now also offer a SmartTOP solution for the new Mazda MX-5 RF,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

The SmartTOP modules are additionally installed into the vehicle in order to make the operation of the retractable hardtop more comfortable. After installation, it is possible for the Mazda driver to open and close the top while driving at a speed of up to 50 km/h via One-Touch. All you need to do is tap the top button. The top movement is then carried out automatically. „This way the driver has both hands back on the steering wheel faster,“ explains Sven Tornow.

In addition to this main function, the SmartTOP also offers further clever features: Upon customer request the function „Invert switch logic“ has been added. Thanks to it, the operating direction of the top button can be inverted. In addition, the top movement is also possible while reversing. Starting and stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement process.

All functions can be programmed according to personal wishes. Among other things, it is possible to adjust, step by step, the speed at which the top movement can be carried out whilst driving. Thanks to a USB port attached to the module, the configuration can be made easily via a PC / Mac. In addition, the USB port makes it possible to upload additional software updates and feature enhancements, which are offered by Mods4cars free of charge.

For easy installation, the SmartTOP comes with a plug-and-play cable set. The specially developed T-cable set has connectors in OEM quality and ensures for a simple connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP module. No cables need to be cut, so a residue-free removal is possible at any time.

Since 2001, the company Mods4cars has manufactured their SmartTOP roof top controls. From Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen to Volvo all common convertible and Roadster models are supported.

The comfort control for the Mazda MX-5 RF is available for 269,00 Euro + tax.

A demonstration video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/YXTu9B0jdks

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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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – AXTON’s New Subwoofer ATB216

With the compact ATB216 the car audio specialist AXTON now has an impressively powerful subwoofer in its product range.

Wolf in Sheep

AXTON’s bandpass subwoofer ATB216

Punchy subwoofer boxes that provide maximum driving pleasure have long been supplied by AXTON. Now the car audio specialist has expanded its line-up with a bandpass subwoofer that looks very convincing with its practical size and awesome performance.
The bandpass box ATB216 is designed for music lovers who do not want to compromise on luggage space or bass power on the road. Of minimal size 25 x 54 x 30 cm, the ATB216 keeps playing where other subwoofer dwarfs run out of steam, producing enormous bass waves with the greatest of ease, setting an impressive stage for every electro beat, every guitar riff, and every bass drum.
AXTON’s bandpass is a completely new design whereby the size of the enclosure, practical suitability, and fitting have been perfectly matched. In the stable and rigid enclosure there are two powerful 16-cm woofers at work that pack a punch: equipped with very stiff, air dried paper cones with rubber surround and large 1.5″ / 38 mm voice coils on aluminum formers, the drivers ensure powerful bass with fast response. The high linear Xmax value of +/- 6.3 mm also speaks for itself…
The enclosure is made of strong MDF and covered with robust felt. The port is flow optimized to minimize air turbulence. The rear of the enclosure is beveled so that it takes up as little space as possible when positioned on the backrest of the rear seat. Via the spring loaded binding post terminal, also on the rear side, the plug and play bass box is quickly connected to the amplifier, and can be removed from the trunk just as fast if required.
The awesome output of 250 watts and 92 dB/1 W/1 m, outstanding build quality, and the attractive price make the smart ATB216 a convincing total package for the straightforward implementation of an in-car bass system.

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

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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 retractable hard top control now available for the McLaren 650S Spider

As of now the SmartTOP retractable hard top control from the manufacturer Mods4cars is also available for the McLaren 650S Spider. The retrofit Cabriolet module allows the operation of the retractable hard top while driving via One-Touch.

SmartTOP retractable hard top control now available for the McLaren 650S Spider

SmartTOP retractable hard top control for the McLaren 650S Spider

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 30, 2017

The company Mods4cars now offers a retrofit SmartTOP retractable hard top control for the McLaren 650S Spider. The roof module is retrofitted to the car and with clever additional functions, improves the everyday use of the cabriolet.

The comfort module allows the One-Touch operation of the retractable hard top. The interior button no longer has to be held down during the entire movement of the top. „A short tap on the interior button is enough and the top movement continues automatically,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. „Thereby, our customers have both hands on the steering wheel faster,“ Sven Tornow continues.

Furthermore the fully automatic operation of the retractable hard top from a distance via the original vehicle key is made possible. Pressing a key combination on the remote control starts the top movement. Thus, the top can already be opened while the driver is moving towards the vehicle. Respectively, it is also possible to remotely close the top, should it suddenly start to rain, for example. A change to the vehicle key is not required.

Like any SmartTOP, the comfort module for the McLaren 650S Spider also offers other useful additional functions. For one, the windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. In addition, One-Touch operation of the wind deflector is possible. If desired, the operating direction of the top button can be inverted. The current top movement will not be interrupted by starting or stopping the engine. The module allows for deactivation at any time.

All functions of the SmartTOP module can be programmed according to personal preferences. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module allows for connection to a PC / Mac. This allows the SmartTOP module to be conveniently configured. It also makes the installation of firmware updates possible, which Mods4cars provides free of charge.

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

The comfort control for the McLaren 650S Spider is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

Mods4cars offers SmartTOP comfort modules 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.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/GDasde3llcg

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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Great support for earthquake victims in Mexico

Huf Group helps with a donation for reconstruction

Great support for earthquake victims in Mexico

Students of the Anáhuac University are happy about the donation,

Three heavy earthquakes with many victims shook the Mexican region of Puebla in September. During the earthquakes many buildings are damaged or destroyed, including schools, homes and factories. Huf Group has also a production facility in Puebla and supports the people and employees of the affected area.

As part of the inauguration of a new production facility at Huf Mexico, a donation ceremony was held for the benefit of the earthquake victims in Mexico. Ulrich Hülsbeck, President and CEO of the Huf Group, presented a donation check in the amount of 50,000 euros to Claudia Nuoez, Academic Vice President of Anáhuac University. The donation will support a social project of the University, which takes care of the reconstruction of residential buildings in Puebla. The project helps about 150 families in different parts of the country in rebuilding their homes.

The donation Huf Group underlines its basic values and assumes social responsibility for people and employees. The company is actively involved in promoting and supporting the regions and communities at the locations of the company.

Around 100 new houses will be build by June 2018, thanks to the cooperation of Anáhuac University and the Huf Group. The social program „ASUA Construye“ makes this possible and advocates the construction of houses build by ecological materials. The social project mainly involves students from the university.

About the Huf Group

Founded in 1908 in Velbert, Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst first supplied car keys in 1920 to Mercedes-Benz (now Daimler AG). Today Huf employs around 7200 employees at locations in 14 countries around the world. Over 400 developers and design engineers work in its offices in Germany, the USA, Korea, Romania, India and China. The company counts all renowned car manufacturers among its customers. As a developer and producer of mechanical and electronic locking systems, driver authentication systems, passive entry systems, vehicle access systems, door handle systems and systems for boot lids and rear doors, tyre pressure monitoring systems and telematics systems, Huf has made a name for itself across the world amongst car manufacturers and in the tyre industry.

Huf Mexico was founded in 2008 and is located in San Francisco Ocotlan, Coronango, Puebla. With a workforce of 550 employees, Huf Mexico develops and manufactures complete solutions for Car Access Security and Immobilization (CASIM).

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 additional soft top control is now available for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet

As of now, the retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control from the manufacturer Mods4cars is available for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet. The SmartTOP Cabriolet module enables the operation of the soft top with just one push of a button.

SmartTOP additional soft top control is now available for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet

SmartTOP additional soft top control for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet

Las Vegas, Nevada – November 9, 2017

The company Mods4cars has launched its retrofit SmartTOP soft top control for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet. „The owners of the new Audi A5 will now be able to enjoy our smart comfort modules. We have been offering SmartTOP modules for its predecessor model for several years,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

The roof module is retrofitted to the vehicle and provides clever additional functions that facilitate the convertible user“s everyday life. Thus, among other things, the operation of the soft top via one-touch is made possible. It is also no longer necessary to keep the button pressed during the entire movement of the top. Instead, one touch of a button and the roof is automatically opened or closed. Hands are thereby back on the steering wheel faster.

In addition, the soft top can be operated remotely via the existing vehicle remote control. With a key combination on the vehicle key the top movement is set in motion. „The top can already be opened while moving toward the vehicle. Conversely, it is possible to close the soft top from a distance if for example it suddenly starts to rain,“ explains Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicle key is not required for this function.

Like every SmartTOP, the comfort module for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet also offers additional useful functions. Windows can be opened and closed via the remote control. 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 can be programmed individually. Starting or stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement. The module can be deactivated at any time. A USB port attached to the SmartTOP module enables the installation of free software updates and the programming of the module via the PC / MAC.

Thanks to easy accessibility and the included plug-and-play cable set, installation is made easy. The connection between SmartTOP module and vehicle electronics is made by simply plugging together. No cables need to be cut, so a trace-free dismantling is possible at any time.

Mods4cars offers SmartTOP comfort modules 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. SmartTOP soft top controls are also available for the Audi A5 predecessor and models A3, A4, TT Roadster and R8 Spyder.

The comfort control system for the new Audi A5 Cabriolet is available for 299.00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/gTnQVVv2Ht0

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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SmartTOP soft top control for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

The new SmartTOP soft top control for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205) is now available. The retrofitted comfort module from Mods4cars makes it possible to open and close the convertible roof from a distance via the original vehicle key.

SmartTOP soft top control for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

SmartTOP soft top control for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

Las Vegas, Nevada – October 26, 2017

The retrofit SmartTOP module is now available for the new C-Class Cabriolet (A205) from Mercedes-Benz. With smart functions, it facilitates the everyday life of the convertible user. This ensures, among other things, that the top is opened or closed automatically after just a tip on the top button. It is thereby no longer necessary to keep the button pressed down during the entire top movement.

Furthermore, with the SmartTOP module, the convertible top of the C-Class convertible can be operated from a distance via the existing vehicle key. Pressing a key combination on the remote control activates the convertible top movement. „Our customers can open the top as they approach their vehicle and start their drive open,“ explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicles remote control is not needed.

The latest soft top control from Mods4cars also offers, besides these main functions, various additional functions: The windows can be controlled via the remote control. It is adjustable whether the front or all windows should be closed automatically after the top opening. All windows can be closed by One-Touch via the centre console button.

On vehicles with a keyless entry package, the convertible top can be operated by touching the door latch. The function „Tear-Wipe“ was developed on customer request and ensures that the windscreen is wiped once or twice more after a short pause once the use of the spray nozzles has been activated. All functions of the SmartTOP roof module can be programmed according to personal wishes.

The SmartTOP module is equipped with an USB port to connect the cabriolet module to the home PC / MAC. In this way the module can be configured and software updates, which are made available by Mods4cars free of charge, can be implemented.

In addition, a plug-and-play cable kit is included in the delivery, which ensures an easy installation. The connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP is made by simply plugging together. Plug-in adapter in original equipment quality ensure 100% accuracy. No cables need to be cut through and the module can be removed without a trace.

Since 2001, the company Mods4cars has been manufacturing its SmartTOP top control systems for all common convertible models. The following vehicle brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen.

The SmartTOP module for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205) is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/i5d9AwXHd0E

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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Trainer / Consultant Automotive (LRQA Business Improvement Services Germany)

A Career with Lloyd´s Register Group

Trainer / Consultant Automotive (LRQA Business Improvement Services Germany)

www.lrqa.de

Job Overview

Does it energise you to share your knowledge about audits and management systems? Are you looking for an organisation which dares to invest in your personal development? Do you want to be part of an internationally renowned organisation? Then Lloyd“s Register is a good choice for you!

Job Responsibilities

As a Trainer / Consultant at Lloyd“s Register Belgium, a big part of your job will be training our clients in the field of deploying, maintaining, and improving management system audits. You will work with both executive and management personnel and you will be delivering trainings at our offices in Belgium but also in house at our clients. Next to the training part, extending and deepening the cooperation with our client is also a part of your role. This means that you also will be involved in consultancy related project management jobs based on your specific expertise. Here you will deliver added value to the client by guiding projects aimed on making their management systems work better for them for example. Because you will be really close to the customer you also will able to create demand of your own future training assignments under the Lloyd“s Register brand!

Job Requirements

Bachelor degree

At least 5 years working experience in the area of management systems within the automotive sector: (TS16949 / IATF standards)

Proven commercial skills

Having solid knowledge of process management, statistic techniques (MSA, SPC) and the application of APQP, PPAP & FMEA within the Automotive industry (core tools).

Having basic knowledge of Lean, 6, leadership, supply chain management, etc.

Excellent understanding of internal and/or external auditing within the automotive sector

Analytical insight and proactive attitude

Good presentation, communicative and social skills (experience as a trainer / coach)

Solid knowledge of German and English language, both verbally as in writing

Development of concepts and or solutions related to specific client requirements

Coaching capabilities

What does Lloyd“s Register offer?

We offer a challenging and divers portfolio. You will visit organisations from small and medium size to large renowned ones. This diversity of assignments makes it a pleasure to hit the road every week again. Lloyd“s Register is the organisation to develop yourself, extend your knowledge and specialise further. Of course we will support you with obtaining mandatory qualifications you need to fulfil your job!

About Lloyd“s Register

The Lloyd“s Register Group (LR) is an independent risk management organisation that helps to improve our clients“ quality, safety, environmental and business performance throughout the world. This is mirrored in our mission statement „working together for a safer world“. LR is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation and a maritime classification society, wholly owned by the Lloyd“s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering for the benefit of the community at large. Our expertise and activities cover Marine, Energy (Oil, Gas, Chemicals and Power), Management Systems and other asset-intensive industries. This role is specific for LR Management Systems.

Apply?

Are you interested in this job? If you want to apply or if you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you can contact Jurgen van Dueren den Hollander, by phone +31 6 52560806 or email Jurgen.vandueren@lr.org.

Lloyd´s Register Deutschland GmbH ( http://www.lrqa.de ) wurde 1985 gegründet und ist eine der international führenden Gesellschaften für die Auditierung von Managementsystemen und Risikomanagement. LRQA bietet Schulungen und Zertifizierung von Managementsystemen mit Schwerpunkten in folgenden Bereichen: Qualität, Umweltschutz, Arbeitssicherheit, Energiemanagement, Auditierung von Lieferketten. Mit mehr als 45 Akkreditierungen und Niederlassungen in 40 Ländern kann LRQA Auditierungen in 120 Ländern durchführen. Weltweit betreuen 2.500 Auditoren mehr als 45.000 Kunden. LRQA gehört zur Lloyd´s Register Gruppe. Lloyd“s Register wurde 1760 als erste Gesellschaft zur Schiffsklassifizierung gegründet und bietet heute Dienstleistungen im Bereich Risikomanagement. Die Lloyd´s Register Gruppe ist ein gemeinnütziges Unternehmen gemäß englischem Charity-Recht, d.h. die Gewinne werden für eine gemeinnützige Stiftung verwendet bzw. wieder direkt ins Unternehmen investiert. Hierdurch ist LRQA wirtschaftlich unabhängig. Weiter Information erhalten Sie durch info@lrqa.de oder 0221- 96757700. Den LRQA-Newsletter erhalten Sie unter: http://www.lrqa.de/kontakt-und-info/news-abonnieren.aspx Weitere Infos unter: http://www.lrqa.de/standards-und-richtlinien/angebot-anfordern.aspx

Contact
Lloyd´s Register Deutschland GmbH
Carl Ebelshäuser
Adolf Grimme Allee 3
50829 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 96757700
E-Mail: info@lrqa.de
Url: http://www.lrqa.de

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Mods4cars RemoteKEY comfort control for Porsche now in a new housing

The RemoteKEY comfort control for the Porsche models 997 Carrera Coupe, 987 Cayman and 987 Boxster now has a new housing. Mods4cars retrofit module, with smart features, provides higher user comfort.

Mods4cars RemoteKEY comfort control for Porsche now in a new housing

Mods4cars RemoteKEY comfort control for Porsche

Las Vegas, Nevada – September 28, 2017

Mods4cars has reworked the design of its RemoteKEY comfort modules. As of now, the RemoteKEY control system for the Porsche 997 Carrera Coupe, the 987 Cayman and the 987 Boxster will be dispatched in the new casing. The RemoteKEY is a retrofitted controller, which delivers the Porsche owner with more comfort and numerous additional functions.

The RemoteKEY comfort control makes it possible to open and close the windows via the existing original remote control. The Chirp Function, if required, allows a short horn signal to be heard when the central locking system is actuated. Thanks to the RemoteKEY module, the central locking system locks or unlocks during or after the journey. When the reverse gear is engaged, the passenger’s mirror can fold down automatically and serve as a parking aid.

With RemoteKEY unit installed, the convertible top of the Porsche 987 Boxster can be operated via One-Touch – even in a standing position. In the Porsche 997 Coupe, the window comfort mode allows the passenger window to be closed via One-Touch.

The comfort control can be completely deactivated as required. All functions can be programmed according to personal wishes. The USB port added on the RemoteKEY is used for this purpose. Making it possible to configure the controller on the PC and to implement software updates, which are provided free of charge by Mods4cars.

Since 2002, Mods4cars has been developing retrofitting comfort and convertible controls for all common vehicle brands. „The basic idea of our products is to make the operation of individual processes of the vehicle easier and more comfortable,“ says PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

„With the new housing we have now also simplified the installation of our modules,“ Sven Tornow continues. Two LEDs attached to the module provide assistance during installation. Thanks to the narrower shape, the RemoteKEY can be installed more easily in the vehicle. Less plastic and the absence of screws also make a contribution to the environment.

Mods4cars retrofit top and comfort modules are available 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 Volkswagen.

The RemoteKEY comfort for Porsche models 997 Carrera Coupe, 987 Cayman and 987 Boxster is available for 249,00 Euro + tax.

A short demonstration can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/vEXFO2tFtZw

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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Perfect Partner for Smartphones: the ZENEC Infotainer Z-N426

The new 2-DIN DAB+ moniceiver offers a varied entertainment program and enables the comprehensive use of cellphone functions in the car.

Perfect Partner for Smartphones: the ZENEC Infotainer Z-N426

ZENEC Z-N426: modern 2-DIN DAB+ infotainer

Communicate on the move, listen to radio, enjoy music – with the Z-N426 the Swiss multimedia specialist ZENEC now has another high performance infotainer in its product range. The Z-N426 offers modern entertainment functions, mature DAB+ receiver technology, excellent sound quality, and the greatest possible ease of use. But that’s not all: thanks to SmartLink Direct the Z-N426 enables comfortable integration and use of Android and iOS based smartphones.
But also for those looking for a versatile sat nav, the ZENEC is a clever solution: with the microSDHC card Z-N426-SDFEU available separately the Z-N426 can be expanded into a navigation system with a full range of features.

INNOVATIVE SMARTPHONE USE
Whereas Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto only support certain selected apps from Apple and Google, the Z-N426 goes a step further: thanks to Smartlink Direct every installed app can be presented on the display of the infotainer and used. Simply dock the cellphone, and the smartphone screen will be mirrored on the user interface of the Z-N426. In the case of Android based smartphones SmartLink Direct even enables direct control of the apps from the touchscreen of the Z-N426 – naturally also sat nav apps.

FIRST CLASS SAT NAV – EASY RETROFITS
If using smartphone sat nav apps is not enough, you can retrofit the Z-N426 to a high end naviceiver with the microSDHC card Z-N426-SDFEU available separately. With detailed maps for 47 European countries, more than 6 million points of interest, 3D Auto-Zoom for junctions and roundabouts, free map updates for one year and TMC function, getting the latest navigation technology in your car is thus straightforward and at a reasonable price.
The combination of Z-N426 and sat nav software package makes a perfectly matched functional unit with a number of advantages: for example, the playback of music during active route guidance, or the continuation of route guidance after short stops (refueling).

ENTERTAINMENT TO SATISFY THE HIGHEST DEMANDS
The Z-N426 is a top modern entertainer that impresses with its wide range of functions. Radio reception of outstanding sound quality – that is what the integrated DAB+ twin tuner is good for. It ensures noise-free, crystal clear listening enjoyment of the digital format, and scores with a dynamic station list, MOT Slideshow and DLS text. A high-sensitivity FM RDS tuner ensures outstanding analog radio reception – for example in areas where there is still no DAB broadcasting network.
The Z-N426 has two USB ports: these are not just for docking smartphones but also for playing a wide range of A/V formats from a USB medium.
The comprehensive Bluetooth unit ensures a hands-free system so there is no stress, simple management of contact favorites, and comfortable A2DP music streaming.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN FOR INTUITIVE OPERATION
The design of the Z-N426 has undergone all-round optimization to ensure one thing: driving safety. The screen size benefits from the most important functional elements being reduced to an ergonomic button bar that is used to control the Z-N426 during the journeyas required. A large capacitive 6.8″/17.3 cm TFT display with a high-gloss glass front ensures clarity and excellent contrast. Thanks to the intuitive user interface it can be safely used at any time.

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

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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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Optical Connections for Battery Management

Gigabit Ethernet POF by KDPOF Meets Requirements for Galvanic Isolation in Vehicles

Optical Connections for Battery Management

Optical connections with POF are ideal for galvanic isolation in battery management systems

KDPOF – leading supplier for automotive gigabit connectivity over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – now provide their plastic optical fiber connections for battery management systems (BMS) in vehicles. „Electric and hybrid power trains present different voltage domains with large level differences, such as the ECU domain with 12 Volts, the actuators domain with 48 Volts, and the electric power domain with 400 Volts,“ explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. „The galvanic isolation between these domains is a must due to ground parasitic resistance and potential shorts between voltage domains.“ Optical connections with POF provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation, providing 100 Mbps Ethernet compatible solutions with enough margin to withstand the harsh automotive environment. In addition, they are easy to upgrade to 1000 Mbps when a higher data rate is required.

Galvanic Isolation

The lack of galvanic isolation between the domains of a battery management system causes a serious threat to the user and a source of severe damage to the electromechanical parts of the car. Galvanic isolation is also necessary between the primary and secondary systems of both ac-dc and dc-dc converters due to the presence of hazardous high voltage (above 25 Vac or 60 Vdc). According to the FMVSS 305 and ECE-R standards, the isolation barrier between battery and exposed conductive parts should maintain 500 Ohm/V before and after a crash impact. „This is a tough requirement that is very hard to reach without a nearly perfect isolation that copper-based networks are unable to ensure,“ added Carlos Pardo.

A low cost and low performance means to achieve galvanic isolation is an opto couplers based solution, which is rather unreliable and offers very limited speed performance. Looking at optical connections, glass optical fiber (GOF) does not provide enough margin for automotive requirements. This solution is mainly aimed at the highly-controlled environment of data centers, and does not meet automotive norms. Consequently, the first choice for battery management systems is Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF), which perfectly meets the requirements of carmakers by providing high connectivity with a flexible digital host interface, low latency, low jitter, and low linking time. KDPOF’s transceiver for Ethernet over POF, the KD1053, is optimized for low power and small footprint and transmits data at 1000/100 Mbps on standard SI-POF, MC-POF, or PCS, according to 1000BASE-RH (IEEE 802.3bv).

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: support@kdpof.com
Url: http://www.kdpof.com

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