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Top recommendation: XZENT X-F285 sat nav for Ford Transit

„Superb navigation and infotainment solution for motorhomes on Ford Transit platform“ – XZENT X-F285 awarded the ‚Integration tip‘ from German Car & HiFi magazine (04/22). The Ford Transit is one of the most popular vehicle platforms for motorhomes. The X-F285 from multimedia specialist XZENT is a vehicle-specific infotainer boasting perfect technical and visual integration with new Transits built since 2019. The German Car & HiFi magazine in its issue 04/22 has thoroughly tested the system together with navigation packages available separately, and is impressed. The experienced tech journalists adjudge the…

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Pilot system for wireless charging of e-taxis in urban environments

Waiting times become charging times The opening of Germany“s first wireless charging taxi waiting lane in Cologne has been the culmination of the TALAKO project, with several project partners involved and subsidised by the German Government. Six vehicles and six charging stations at the main train station in Domprobst-Ketzer-Street in Cologne have been equipped by INTIS with wireless charging technology. A positioning assistant as implemented by INTIS starts automatically when the vehicle is near the charging stations, supporting the driver to park over the coil embedded in the road. While…

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SmartTOP add-on convertible top control for BMW 4 Series Convertible now available

As of now, the retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control by the manufacturer Mods4cars is available for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible (G23). It enables, among other things, One-Touch convertible top operation while driving. Nevada, Las Vegas – May 25, 2022 Mods4cars‘ SmartTOP additional convertible top control for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible (G23) and M4 Convertible (G83) is now available. „We are pleased to be able to launch our SmartTOP for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible. We have already received numerous requests beforehand. Now our customers can…

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Asahi Kasei Celebrates Centennial and Releases Next Generation Concept Car „AKXY2™“

New York and Düsseldorf, May 25, 2022 – Asahi Kasei, a diversified Japanese multinational company, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its establishment on May 25, 1922. In unison, the organization announces the release of a next generation concept car, AKXY2™ (pronounced „ax-ee“), that reimagines how values for sustainability, satisfaction and society will influence the needs of future mobility on the road to automation and electrification in a changing society. The concept car is equipped with a sprawling assortment of value-adding technologies that exemplify how Asahi Kasei“s 100 years of…

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Successful Sound Upgrade: EMPHASER’s Mercedes Speakers Tested

„High quality with attention to details“ – EMPHASER’s sound systems EM-MBF2 and EM-MBR2 impress in test by Car & HiFi (03/2022) If you want to beef up the OEM system of your Mercedes, you can find two speakers for a straightforward sound upgrade from car audio specialist EMPHASER: the component speaker system EM-MBF2 for the front doors, and the coaxial EM-MBR2 for the doors at the rear. The German Car & HiFi magazine (03/2022) has now thoroughly tested both these new plug and play systems for the Mercedes C and…

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Asahi Kasei to start providing carbon footprint data for synthetic rubber and elastomers

Düsseldorf, 12 May 2022 – Asahi Kasei has developed a system (the System1) to calculate the carbon footprint of products (CFP2) for the synthetic rubber and elastomers products Asadene™, Tufdene™, Asaprene™, Tufprene™, Asaflex™, Tuftec™, and S.O.E.™ with CFP data provision to customers scheduled to begin in June 2022. CFP visualization is achieved utilizing the DEEP3 (Data Exploration and Exchange Pipeline) group-wide management infrastructure as a part of the System, which also enables examination of ways to further reduce CFP. The Asahi Kasei Group made efforts to strengthen the business platform…

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Well Done: EMPHASER’s BMW Speakers EM-BMWF1 and EM-BMWR1

The EM-BMWF1 is the number one BMW-specific 2-way speaker, according to the Car & HiFi magazine Best List (03/2022) – verdict „high quality plug and play upgrade for BMW and Mini“ Many new BMWs and Minis have OEM speakers with a sound that not everyone finds convincing. Aftermarket systems suitable for a really easy sound upgrade are presented in the current German Car & HiFi magazine (03/2022) in a detailed test report: the component speaker system EM-BMWF1 and the coaxial system EM-BMWR1 from car audio specialist EMPHASER. Both new speakers…

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Easy bass upgrade: AXTON’s active subwoofer ATB20A

Ideal for retrofitting in cars and motorhomes: AXTON’s compact active bass box ATB20A is a potent, fast fit bass solution for any vehicle. With the ATB20A the third generation of the popular AXTON active subwoofers with passive cone gets the most comprehensive upgrade ever: a new, even more efficient amplifier module, a new woofer that plays even deeper and with more power than before, and a new surface that is particularly robust and durable. Compact, high-performance and of modern design, the ATB20A is designed for music lovers who do not…

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More Power, More Sound: AXTON’s New Mini Car Amps

With the bass power amp A1250 and the 4-channel model A4120 AXTON now has two ultra compact, powerful amps in its product range. With two new car amplifiers, car audio specialist AXTON is now also making inroads in mini class power amps: the A1250 mono amp and the 4-channel A4120. Only around 8 cm wide and 3.5 cm high, these two newcomers offer a lot of power in minimal space. Thanks to the ultra compact size these digital power amps can be flexibly installed in a car, motorhome or caravan…

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New Entertainer for Ford Transit: XZENT Car Radio X-F285

Optimal multimedia upgrade for Ford Transit motorhomes, camper vans and commercial vehicles: the X-F285 offers Apple CarPlay, DAB+ and sat nav on large 9″/22.9 cm touchscreen. The Ford Transit is more popular than ever as a motorhome. On cue at the start of the new holiday season XZENT has therefore brought out a new touchscreen car radio: the X-F285 tailor-made for the Ford Transit Generation 7, as of model year 2019. Integration of the X-F285 in the dashboard is perfect, both technically and visually. The fit of the unit and…

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