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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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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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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

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Smart 2-DIN Entertainer: ZENEC’s Z-N426 is Best Product

ZENEC’s new 2-DIN multimedia system with DAB+ impresses in a test conducted by the German Car & Hifi magazine (issue 01/2018)

Smart 2-DIN Entertainer: ZENEC

ZENEC Z-N426: modern 2-DIN infotainer

After the great success of the Z-N326, multimedia specialist ZENEC has now launched its next 2-DIN Smartlink infotainer, the Z-N426, additionally equipped with DAB+ and a larger 6.8″/17.3 cm monitor. The complete package of Z-N426 plus navigation software Z-N426-SDFEU obtainable separately has now been tested by Car & Hifi magazine in issue 01/2018, and awarded the „Best Product“ accolade. „The ZENEC Z-N426 is a big hit“, is the enthusiastic verdict of the trade journalists. „Superb range of features, use of phone apps per Smartlink, and excellent ease of use make it the benchmark in its price class.“

Modern app use via Smartphone
Like the Z-N326 the new ZENEC Z-N426 initially comes as a moniceiver without navigation software – retailing for as little as 600 euros. But even with this ‚basic version‘ you don’t have to do without navigation. While Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto support only a limited number of apps, with the Z-N426 any app – including the navigation apps of a connected cellphone – can be used on the screen of the ZENEC device. „This is made possible by the Smartlink function that allows smartphones to be very easily connected to the Z-N426“, enthuse the testers about the innovative possibilities of smartphone integration.

Europe-wide navigation made easy
However, if you want a fully integrated sat nav system for your car simply order the NextGen navigation software on a microSD card for 120 euros extra. With detailed maps for 47 European countries, more than 6 million points of interest, TMC, and free map updates for one year, this will give you the latest in-car navigation technology. „Navigation with ZENEC software is then very comfortable“, according to Car & Hifi. „3D rendering, 3D Auto-Zoom at crossings or roundabouts, and lane assistance with display of highway traffic signs ensure that you take the correct route even at rather complicated junctions.“

Full range of media features, ease of use
„The Z-N426 gets special praise for its above average range of features in this price class and great ease of use“, the testers go on to say. The ZENEC offers a double tuner that receives both analog FM broadcasts as well as digital radio DAB+. Phones can be connected via Bluetooth, HDMI, Wi-Fi, or using the double USB port at the rear. As you would expect, diverse media can also be connected via USB. For cameras there are two inputs, so front and rear cameras can be connected.
That ZENEC has also placed great importance on the ease of use of this system is also appropriately honored by the trade journalists of Car & Hifi: „The display is very easy to read, while the menus and individual screens are clearly laid out and look good. It is very pleasing to see how superbly fast the touchscreen reacts.“

Conclusion
„Both in our test lab as well as in field tests on the road the ZENEC performs outstandingly well“, is the conclusion reached by the testers. That ZENEC has achieved a big hit with the new 2-DIN system is confirmed by Car & Hifi, awarding the Z-N426 the „Best Product“ accolade in their final verdict.

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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Smart Sound Tuning with AXTON’s 4-Channel Amp A530DSP

The mini DSP power amp A530DSP optimizes the sound of factory radios and can be easily controlled from a smartphone.

Smart Sound Tuning with AXTON

AXTON amp A530DSP with smartphone control

Maximum increase in sound from the original in-car system with the minimum installation effort – that is the aim of AXTON’s innovative DSP power amp series. Car audio specialist AXTON has now expanded its line-up by a further 4-channel mini amplifier with DSP. Like the predecessor models so often honored by the trade press, the A530DSP also impresses with its many setting options, unbelievably easy control from a cellphone, compact size, and its unique ease of installation.
AXTON’s A530DSP is perfect for music lovers who want to have super sound without actually having to retrofit a completely new car hi-fi system. Connected to the original radio, the amplifier, just 12 x 4 x 17 cm in size, provides a more than distinctly audible improvement in the sound of the factory system – made possible by the integrated digital sound processor.
The DSP of the new mini power amp offers the full range of features familiar in mature DSP solutions. That includes useful sound tools like the freely configurable parametric 7-band EQ, time alignment for all processor channels, a 3-way active crossover with high, low, and bandpass filters (6/12/18/24 dB slope), 3D surround sound, and the dynamic bass function.
Setting the DSP functions is child’s play for this amp: simply download the free controller app from www.axton.de or the Apple App Store, connect the A530DSP to your smartphone via Bluetooth, and then adjust the settings from the cellphone (iOS or Android) – in real time. Once you have tuned the sound to the vehicle acoustics and your personal preferences, the settings can be saved in the amp or on the smartphone.
Designed as a plug and play power amp, the A530DSP is quick and straightforward to install in any vehicle. It is looped into the original cabling using the 1.5 m long ISO cable supplied, and can then be installed out of sight at various places in the vehicle. Furthermore, there are optional plug and play connection cables for diverse vehicles from Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, BMW, Mini, Mercedes, Ford and Opel, as well as Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Peugeot.
Thanks to the auto turn-on function AXTON’s new mini amplifier A530DSP can be switched on directly from the factory radio. With the separate power supply terminal and 4-channel RCA inputs the A530DSP can also be connected to retrofitted radios having preamp outputs.

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

Automotive Traffic

Huf to take over MHG Thailand

MHG Thailand will be renamed into Huf (Thailand) Co. Ltd.

Huf to take over MHG Thailand

Transfer of ownership in Rayong

The Huf Group (Velbert, Germany) and the MH Group (Sydney, Australia) agreed that Huf International (Velbert, Germany) will acquire all shares in MHG (Thailand) Co. Ltd. The automotive supplier located in Rayong, Thailand, engages in injection moulding and robotic painting. It employs about 70 people. Main customers are Ford, Automotive Alliance Thailand (a joint venture between Ford and Mazda) and other automotive manufacturers in Thailand. The transaction will be completed on 15 December 2017.

MH Group (MHG) has a history of over 40 years of specialist automotive manufacturing. Following the closure of automobile production in Australia MHG has diversified into new activities. This has led MHG to sell its operation in Thailand and to grow new business beyond automotive.

The Huf Group is operating world-wide as an automotive supplier in the area of electronic and mechanical locking systems, driver authorization systems, door handle systems, tailgate systems, tire pressure monitoring systems and telematics and digital access systems. In 2016, the Huf Group achieved a turnover of about 1,400 million Euros. Huf International is the holding company for the worldwide network of subsidiaries. 7,800 people are employed with Huf in 23 companies in Germany, the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Great Britain, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Romania, China, India, Japan and Korea. Headquarters is in Velbert, Germany.

MHG Thailand will be renamed into Huf (Thailand) Co. Ltd.. It will play an important role for expanding the business of the Huf Group in Southeast Asia. The actual product scope already covers painted door handles one of Huf“s traditional key products. Other products will be maintained while Huf gradually will bring in new state of the art products. Huf is convinced that with the existing team and strong support from the worldwide Huf organization Huf Thailand will become a successful member of the Huf Group.

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

Automotive Traffic

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