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SmartTOP convertible top control for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster now available

The SmartTOP add-on convertible top control by Mods4cars is now available for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster (R197). It enables the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving using One-Touch. Las Vegas, Nevada – November 24, 2022 The SmartTOP additional convertible top control for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster (R197) is now available. The retrofit convertible top module by Mods4cars enables, among other things, the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving using One-Touch. With only one push of a button, the movement of the convertible…

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Asahi Kasei starts selling BR and S-SBR made using the mass-balance method

Düsseldorf, New York and Tokyo, 17 November 2022 – Asahi Kasei will, in November 2022, begin the sale of Tufdene™ S-SBR (solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber) and Asadene™ BR (butadiene rubber) made using the mass-balance method at Asahi Kasei Synthetic Rubber Singapore Pte. Ltd. and the Synthetic Rubber Plant of Asahi Kasei’s Kawasaki Works. The sale will be based on the ISCC PLUS certification for S-SBR and BR acquired by Asahi Kasei’s Synthetic Rubber Division in October 2022. Asahi Kasei has gained a strong reputation for its high-performance grades of S-SBR that…

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SmartTOP additional convertible top control for Chevrolet Corvette C8 available soon

The retrofit SmartTOP convertible top module by Mods4cars will soon be available for the Chevrolet Corvette C8. Among other things, it enables One-Touch operation of the convertibles top. Las Vegas, Nevada – October 11, 2022 Manufacturer Mods4cars has announced the SmartTOP additional convertible top control for the Corvette C8. Soon, the smart convertible module will be available. The latest development by Mods4cars enables, among other things, the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving via One-Touch. A quick tap of the interior button is all it takes and…

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Super Small & Nice Price: AXTON’s Mini Car Amps on Test

„Tiny, super practical amplifiers“ – the bass power amp A1250 and the 4-channel amp A4120 have been awarded the coveted ‚Price Tip‘ accolade by the German magazine Car & HiFi (issue 05/2022). High quality low budget automotive amplifiers – car audio specialist AXTON has been well-known for that for years. New additions to the AXTON product range are two ultra compact, powerful power amps: the A1250 (mono) and the A4120 (4-channel) – for flexible installation in cars or motorhomes. The German magazine Car & HiFi has thoroughly checked out the…

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SmartTOP additional convertible top control for Ferrari Portofino now available

As of now, the SmartTOP convertible top control by the manufacturer Mods4cars is available for the Ferrari Portofino. The retrofit convertible top module allows for the operation of the convertible top with One-Touch. Las Vegas, Nevada – September 15, 2022 The SmartTOP convertible top module for the Ferrari Portofino is now available. The latest development from Mods4cars makes every day convertible life easier with clever additional functions. „In addition to the Ferrari 360, F430 Spider, 458/488 Spider, California and F8 Spider, we now also offer a convenient solution for the…

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Precise and Punchy – AXTON’s Active Subwoofer ATB20A

„Perfect all-rounder with small footprint“ – AXTON’s compact active bass box ATB20A gets the ‚price/performance: very good‘ accolade from the German magazine Car & HiFi Anything relating to the design of compact, powerful bass active subwoofers, car audio specialist AXTON is one of the leading experts. According to the German special interest magazine Car & HiFi, AXTON bass boxes are among the „best made compact subwoofers that there are.“ With the ATB20A, AXTON has now relaunched its long running AXB20A product – targeted improvements, while maintaining a proven concept: namely…

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Great Sound in Ford Transit: EMPHASER EM-FDF1 Speaker

„Cleanly done upgrade for Ford“ – EMPHASER’s sound system for the Transit, Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom awarded ‚Sound Tip‘ accolade from Car & HiFi magazine (05/22) Car audio specialist EMPHASER has built up a wide range of vehicle-specific aftermarket speakers for motorhomes: systems for the Fiat Ducato, the VW T5 and T6, as well as for the Mercedes Sprinter. A new addition is now the EM-FDF1, a plug and play component speaker system for the Ford Transit, Transit Custom (third generation) and the Tourneo Custom (second generation). German Car…

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Asahi Kasei to Present New Concept Car at K 2022

Diversified Material Solutions for a More Sustainable and Comfortable Mobility Düsseldorf, 24 August 2022 – The Japanese technology company Asahi Kasei will present its newest concept car AKXY2 for the first time in Europe at the K 2022, from 19-26 October in Düsseldorf, Germany (Hall 8a, Booth E23). Utilizing a broad variety of materials and technologies, the vehicle showcases the company“s cross-divisional expertise throughout the entire value chain. Other highlights at this year“s booth will be innovative particle foams, bio-based filler materials and sustainable engineering plastics. AKXY2 made its debut…

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License agreement for automotive Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC) technology

Asahi Kasei Microdevices and Israel-based Silentium Düsseldorf, 17 August 2022 – Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM) has entered into a license agreement with Israel-based Silentium for automotive Active Road Noise Cancellation (ARNC). Silentium“s Quiet Bubble™ software technology will be incorporated into one of AKM“s audio voice processors for distribution worldwide. Sample shipment is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022. The electrification of vehicles is accelerating, and the car is transitioning into a third living space. Still, keeping the inside of electric vehicles quiet is a major challenge for car manufacturers.…

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SmartTOP convertible top module for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster available soon

Soon, the SmartTOP additional convertible top control from Mods4cars will be available for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. The retrofit convertible top module enables the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving with One-Touch. Las Vegas, Nevada – August 03, 2022 The SmartTOP additional convertible top control for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster (R197) will be available soon. The latest development from Mods4cars enables, among other things, the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving with One-Touch. A short tap on the interior button is enough…

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