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Free VDO Gauges2Go(TM) App Simulates VDO Instruments on Enthusiast's Dashboard

• Available for iOS smart devices and Android at www.vdo-gauges.com/app Â-  Allentown, PA – Continental Commercial Vehicles Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts for the custom truck and car enthusiast market, has unveiled a new smartphone app for its legendary and innovative VDO instrument line. Called Gauges2Go, the new VDO...

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Safety & Security Equipment

Seatbelt Safety Function reduces auto accident injury severity.

ContiGuard Active Emergency Belt Control tightens seatbelts immediately prior to accident, reducing severity of possible injuries by up to 15%. Automatic tightening occursÂ- via reversible electro-mechanical belt tensioner. For additional safety, car windows and sunroof also shut automatically to prevent objects from entering. For this function, driving status of vehicle is analyzed...

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On-Board Recorder helps fleets, operators protect CSA scores.
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

On-Board Recorder helps fleets, operators protect CSA scores.

Installed in 15 min, VDO RoadLog™ Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR) enables drivers to record and report key compliance data. Built-in printer createsÂ- instant paper report of daily log book data, hastening roadside inspections. In addition to delivering automated Hours of Service (HOS) logs with GPS accuracy, system can also provide compliance data such as Vehicle Inspection and Repair...

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Camera Systems improve visibility inside/outside marine vessels.
Optics & Photonics

Camera Systems improve visibility inside/outside marine vessels.

Suited for remote viewing of engine rooms, VDO Camera Systems are also able to eliminate blind spots around boat to improve maneuverability and safety. Vibration-resistant systems are available with 100% waterproof housing, 5.6 or 7 in.Â- color display monitors (single and quad screen) that offer normal/mirror modes, and IR LEDs for nighttime vision. Complete program includes mini...

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Controls & Controllers

Continental Debuts New Display and Control Concept for Center Stacks

New module makes its North American debut at the Ward's Auto Interiors Conference AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - With more than 100 years of experience in instrumentation and information management, Continental Automotive today revealed a new display and control concept for center stacks. The announcement came during the Ward's Auto Interiors Conference - "A Fresh Look at the HMI and Center Stack" panel....

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Acceleration Sensor enhances electric vehicle safety.

Intended for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, evSAT sensor employs algorithm to detect frontal, rear, or side collision. Accident information is passed onto battery management system, which then shuts off high-voltage battery to eliminate risk of electric shock faced by emergency service personnel responding to accident victims. Comprised of independent triaxial sensor with CAN interface,...

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Crash Sensors accelerate relay of crash data.

Crash Impact Sound Sensor improves vehicle occupant protection by using structure-borne noise generated during frontal and side-impact collisions to determine how airbags deploy. Analyzing and evaluating collision within milliseconds, algorithms relay data about crash event to vehicle's restraints control module so airbags and pre-tensioners can be fired with proper force at timing. Side-mounted...

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Safety Sensor System helps pedestrians survive road accidents.

Comprised of air hose connected to 2 pressure sensors built flexibly into bumper, pedestrian protection system recognizes collisions with pedestrians and supplies safety systems with information needed to trigger protective measures. Within 10-15 msec of impact, active hood of vehicle is triggered and raised by actuators. This prevents struck pedestrian from being severely injured or killed by...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Continental Launches Production of Lithium-Ion Battery

The Powertrain division supplies complete battery and other hybrid components for Mercedes S 400 BlueHYBRID HANOVER and REGENSBURG, Germany, March 3 - The international automotive supplier Continental will launch first-time volume production of a high-performance lithium-ion battery for hybrid vehicles at the end of the present year. It will be used in the Mercedes S 400 BlueHYBRID. "This marks...

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Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Optical Sensor prevents traffic crashes in urban areas.

By scanning up to 10 m in front of vehicle, closing velocity (CV) sensor helps drivers completely avoid or reduce severity of collisions when traveling at speeds under 25 mph. If calculated distance determines imminent collision, system responds by putting brakes on alert mode to ensure sufficient pressure for stopping. System also initiates automatic braking up to 0.5 g if driver takes foot off...

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