SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (12.02.2020) – Accele Electronics is offering seat heating and cooling systems to enhance the driving experience. These products add to sales opportunities for 12volt retail shops and expeditors.
The Accele SHC-200 seat heating and cooling system is ideal for warmer climates where cooling is equally important as heating in northern regions.
Each heating and cooling system kit includes 2 pads that contain 4 individual fans for cooling plus additional elements for heating. Both modes are operated with one switch that controls high, low and off for each function.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (11.23.2020) – Accele Electronics has announced the addition of seat comfort solutions for Expediters, Restylers and 12volt Specialist. These companies can now offer their customers seat massaging system kits.
The Accele Electronics SM-600 Seat Massaging System provides installers an aftermarket option for the latest seating technology now being adopted by a vehicle manufacturers worldwide. More vehicles (Ford F150, Explorer, BMW, Cadillac, Audi, Lincoln, Jaguar, and Mercedes) now offer an option watch thought to be only for president and kings on the top tier of luxury vehicles.
The SM-600 includes six individual motorized pads with a switch to cycle through pre-programmed modes or manual operation including three intensities.
DIAMOND BAR, CA (12.01.2020) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued an advanced proposed rule to begin creating a framework for regulatory oversight of Automated Driving Systems (ADS). The agency is seeking public comment on ADS safety issues to be addressed as they enter the marketplace. The framework is intended to define, assess, and manage ADS performance safety issues while providing flexibility for continued design innovation.
NHTSA had identified four core ADS functions:
Sensing: ability of the automated vehicle (AV) to receive information from its environment;
Perception: ability of the AV to interpret the information received through sensors;
Planning: ability of the AV to establish and navigate a route to its destination; and
Control: ability of the AV to execute the driving functions necessary to carry out the driving plan.
Although wide-scale deployment of AVs may be several years away, the technology to be incorporated in the vehicles is being actively developed and tested—from cameras, radar, and LiDAR to global position satellite (GPS) data, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and vehicle-to-everything devices. The technology is being incorporated into new crash avoidance safety systems such as automated braking and lane departure warnings.
NHTSA notes that it is premature for the agency to issue safety standards or other performance standards for ADS competency. However, the advance proposed rule is intended to help identify aspects of ADS safety performance that may need the most attention. NHTSA has presented 25 questions in seeking public feedback on a range of topics including how to prioritize core elements of ADS safety performance, how to evaluate the functions, and how to consider regulatory oversight of the systems (guidance documents, industry best practices, safety standards, etc.)
ERIE, PA (11.30.2020) – Check out this great story from the Custom Audio Instagram page:
When COVID gives you lemons, the owners of this camper made lemonade! This couple lived in NYC and one can work remotely, the other works as a dancer, actress on Broadway (closed until further notice)… so what do they do? Buy a motorhome and travel to see our beautiful country!
We replaced the old radio with an up to date Apple Car Play, Android Auto Sony radio. They can enjoy listening to their music along with turn by turn navigation and hands free texting keeping them safe while driving. Also replacing the cigarette lighter with a dual USB makes for a clean factory like finish.
DIAMOND BAR, CA (11.30.2020) – Thousands of participants took part in the SEMA360 Education program in early November, where they heard from leading experts, innovators and leaders, and left inspired, motivated and educated on how to work better and smarter on various topics relating to the specialty-equipment industry.
Recordings of some of the top sessions are now available to all industry members on the SEMA360 Education playlist on the SEMA Show YouTube Channel. Viewers will be able to see the actual presentations, including live questions and answers, that took place during the exclusive SEMA360 event. The learning tracks and seminars available are:
SEMA Education programs encompass all of the association’s educational efforts. For the first time, the education seminars took place virtually in absence of the in-person SEMA Show in Las Vegas. With each session designed to help businesses succeed and automotive aftermarket professionals advance their careers, the SEMA360 Education playlist is sure to educate and inspire you—no matter what segment of the industry you are involved in.
Looking for the best way to add high quality audio or upgrade your existing mobile audio system? The AudioControl ACX all-weather amplifiers are the answer.
These are the perfect solution for applications such as ATV’s, UTV’s, SxS’s, Boats, Tractors, Jet Skis, RV’s, Snowmobiles, Jeeps, Golf Carts, Motorcycles, and more.
In the Pacific Northwest, if you’re outside, chances are, you’re getting soaked by Rainforest-nourishing rain, drenched in salt spray from the Puget Sound, or muddied in the boggy trails of the Cascade Foothills. And if you’re passionate about audio, your music goes where you go. Don’t let extreme conditions get in the way of rocking to your favorite sound track on your next overland or seagoing adventure. AudioControl’s ACX All-Weather Amplifiers deliver honest power levels to the sound system in your boat, UTV, motorcycle, and more.
What makes the new ACX amps different from the rest? Waterproof quick-connect wiring harnesses 5 year bulletproof warranty Efficient, low current draw design High & low level inputs IPx6 rated (waterproof, but not submersible) Maximized LED GTO signal sensing turn-on Top-mounted easy access protected controls Patented AccuBass technology (ACX-300.1) ACR-1 dash control knob compatible (ACX-300.1)
HOLLY HILL, FL (11.25.2020) – iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems by Metra Electronics has added more aftermarket automotive safety products to their product line with a wireless camera and monitor kit, a wireless rearview mirror monitor, and four new multi-mount cameras now available. These vehicle safety solutions were first introduced at SEMA360 and are now shipping.
Wireless 4.3-Inch Mirror Monitor and Camera Upgrading vehicle safety features can be fast with iBEAM’s universal TE-WKMR43 kit. The wireless clip-on rearview mirror monitor attaches to the factory mirror and uses the included DC socket power adapter and wireless backup camera. The DC power socket includes an additional USB port for smart device charging. Video on the 4.3-inch LCD mirror monitor is triggered by the camera’s signal and has a 20m/65ft range. The camera can be surface mounted or mounted to the license plate for optimal placement. This kit is ideal for use with factory rearview mirrors that are difficult to replace or may have built-in features that the driver would like to retain.
Wireless 5-Inch Monitor and Camera Kit
The universal TE-WKMN5 provides an instant upgrade in driver visibility with a large 5-inch wireless LCD monitor that is automatically triggered by the wireless camera signal. The kit includes a license plate camera mount and two mounting options for the monitor; a dashboard suction cup mount or a windshield mount. The monitor is powered by DC socket power, which includes an additional USB port for smart device charging. Video on the 5-inch LCD monitor is triggered by the camera’s signal and has a 20m/65ft range. For vehicles without a factory screen, this kit is an easy way to add safety features that will improve the driver’s visibility and overall safety.
iBEAM’s four new multi-mount cameras provide an unobstructed rear view that can stay active while the vehicle is on, not just when it is in reverse. These cameras are ideal for drivers with blind spots or limited visibility in the back or rear cargo area who would like to keep an eye on their cargo, trailer hitch, or rear area while driving. These cameras feature metal housing, an improved power circuit, and include multiple mounts for easy installation behind the license plate or to surface mount under the trunk lid. (Requires compatible monitor for active view. Recommended for use with iBEAM’s TE-43VS, TE-50VS, and TE-7VS).
TE-2MPIR: IR Accessory Camera with Active Parking Lines
Featuring a separate trigger for the IR LEDS and parking lines that can be activated while the vehicle is in reverse. This camera has a resolution of 420 TV lines with a CMOS II sensor and a 170-degree viewing angle.
TE-2MPLTC: LED Accessory Camera with Active Parking Lines
Featuring active parking lines (shown while the camera is active) and a separate trigger for the LEDs that can be activated when the vehicle is in reverse. This camera has a resolution of 600 TV lines with a CMOS II sensor and a 170-degree viewing angle.
TE-2MPTC: Accessory Camera with Active Parking Lines
Featuring active parking lines visible the entire time that the camera is on. This camera has a resolution of 600 TV lines with a CMOS II sensor and a 170-degree viewing angle.
DOTHAN, AL (11.24.2020) – There is a new tool from Xstatic Batcap on the scene to drive 12volt sales and SPL.
Ray McKenzie offered “We’ve been busy during the Covid shutdown! We are excited to show the 12volt industry the NEW ADVANCED CARBON TECHNOLOGY 7500 FARAD CAPACITOR! You could actually replace your car battery with this new product.”
McKenzie has been on the 12volt scene for over 2 decades creating solutions for top sound-off competitors. Owning a car audio retail shop in Dothan AL also give Ray great insight for the competition scene.
The new Xstatic 7500 Capacitor weights only 10lbs and measures 9”x7″x8″. This small size and light weight makes installation very easy.
Concluding, MeKenzie stated, “After testing in the engine bay, we are convinced our new Xstatic 7500 may be the lifetime battery of the future!”
ARLINGTON, VA (11.24.2020) – The CES 2021 experience will be unlike that of any digital event you’ve been to before. Whether you are a CES veteran, or attending CES has been on your bucket list, this is your chance to experience the magic of CES in a new and exciting way.
Explore live and interactive exhibitor showcases as top tech innovators such as Bosch, Omron Healthcare, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and more show off their products, services and next-generation insights.
Chat with exhibitors and partners, set up personal meetings and make deals — getting your 2021 off to a productive and rewarding start.
Hear from the who’s who of the industry, see how technology has been and will continue to improve the way we live, work and play. Meet and form valuable partnerships with industry colleagues from every facet of the tech ecosystem.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (11.23.2020) – Accele Electronics has announced additional Seat Comfort solutions for Expeditors, Restylers and 12 Volt Specialists. Expeditors, 12 Volt Specialists and Restylers can now offer their customers unique solutions to add seating comfort. Solutions include Heating & Cooling Kits, Massaging System Kits and the latest seat heater design with an input that can be triggered by a customer’s Remote Start control.
These new additions have created the most comprehensive portfolio of Aftermarket Seat Comfort products in the industry. The JW-C400 Carbon Fiber Seat Heater incorporates Accele’s latest design with a thicker material barrier and continuity stitching insuring grid stability for unsurpassed durability and performance. Also, a new thicker gauge wire has been incorporated for additional user safety. The JW-C400 Pat.Pending features a trigger Input for Remote Start systems with a 15 minute timer, the first of its kind. The trimmable kit also includes a Fully Backlit 3 Level Switch.
The SM-600 Seat Massaging systemprovides installers an Aftermarket option for the latest seating technology now being adopted by vehicle manufacturers worldwide. More vehicles (Ford F150, Explorer, BMW, Cadillac, Audi, Lincoln, Jaguar, Mercedes, now offer an option once thought to be only for Presidents and Kings and available in only the top tier of luxury vehicles. The system includes 6 Individual Motorized Pads with a Switch to cycle through pre programmed modes or manual operation including 3 intensities.
The SHC-200 Seat Heating & Cooling system is perfect for those warmer climates where Cooling is equally or more important than Heating. Each kit includes 2 Pads that contain 4 individual Fans for cooling plus additional elements for heating. Both modes are operated with one switch that controls high, low and off for each function.
These products join the already formidable lineup of Seat Comfort products including vehicle specific Seat Heater kits for Toyota and Nissan, a Split Pad kit for those vehicles with occupant restraint systems and the value added, bestselling SH200, Standard Carbon Fiber Seat Heater.
All Seating Comfort products are available for immediate shipment, contact your Accele Sales Representative.