TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment to present innovative multimedia devices as upgrade solutions

TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment to present innovative multimedia devices as upgrade solutions at IFA 2012 along with its concept for an automatic emergency call system 

  • Plug & play navigation upgrades for OPEL, Skoda and VW brands
  • Presentation of a prototype for an automatic emergency call system 

Frankfurt am Main, 30 August 2012 – At this year´s IFA Trade Fair in Berlin, TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment GmbH will be presenting new, innovative upgrade solutions for both the aftermarket and OEMs in the automobile sector on the TELEFUNKEN SE stand (Hall 8.2 / Stand 102). Along with 2 DIN OEM line-fit navigation systems for the Skoda and VW brands, navigation and Bluetooth upgrades for OPEL´s Astra and Insignia models, for which existing factory-installed radios will still serve as a basis, will also be on display. In addition, a prototype will provide visitors to the fair with information on emergency calls, a subject set to become increasingly important in the near future. 

Only a few steps to car entertainment and navigation
The plug & play connection offered by the TF AS 9180, 9280 and the TF OL 9710 and 9730 navigation devices provides an easily-installed addition to selected OPEL, Skoda and VW models. All navigation solutions presented by TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment have been specially developed for the listed automobile brands at 50 to 60 percent below the prices of original navigation devices supplied OEMs. In each case, the seven-inch touch display can be simply mounted on the dashboard of the relevant vehicle, its modern design blending perfectly with the interior. Following installation, users can for instance also benefit from a Bluetooth connection providing a handsfree facility for mobile phones, as well as SD and mini-USB interfaces, in addition to the navigation function. Depending on the equipment available, vehicle-related information from the car´s electrical system can also be displayed. 


TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment will be presenting its multimedia device
TF AS 9090 as an attractive starter model for the VW brand without navigation function. Along with a varied range of modern car entertainment functions, this also offers a Bluetooth module, as well as SD and USB connectors to link up with other external devices.


The TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment concept for an automatic emergency call system
To further improve road safety, the European Commission has issued a directive stipulating that from 2015 onwards, an emergency call system must be installed in all new cars. TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment began working on this safety technology at an early stage and is currently developing a fully-automatic upgrade solution for private use that is easy to install. A prototype can be seen for the first time at this year´s IFA Trade Fair in Berlin. The emergency call concept devised by TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment is based on a special GSM/GPS chipset which – together with an accelerometer (G-sensor) – automatically transmits details of the vehicle´s location to a predefined mobile phone in the event of an accident. An additional emergency call can also be sent manually by pressing an SOS button integrated into the device and conversations conducted with the predefined mobile phone subscriber by means of a built-in microphone. This TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment concept is being continually improved and is closely oriented to the official EU standards for the pre-installed "eCall systems" envisaged in the automotive sector. 

The new products developed by TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment GmbH are to be shown at the TELEFUNKEN press conference to be held at the IFA at 5 p.m. on 30 August 2012 in the Virchow Salon at the ICC Berlin.


About TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment GmbH
TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment GmbH was founded in 2010 and continues the tradition of "advanced in-car entertainment engineered by TELEFUNKEN“, which is closely linked with automotive history. The company focuses on developing high-quality and innovative car infotainment and in-car entertainment solutions which are perfectly tailored to drivers´ needs. Both the company´s team and its partners offer many years of professional experience in creating fittings for motor vehicles, accessories and original equipment.

Since the company was founded in 1903, the TELEFUNKEN brand has stood for the basic principles of German engineering, namely high quality and innovation. Today, the rights to the trademark are held by a company owned by TELEFUNKEN SE, Frankfurt/Main. Together with companies belonging to the TELEFUNKEN Partner Alliance, a worldwide network of independent enterprises, products reflecting the traditional brand values are developed and distributed in the fields of consumer electronics, hi-fi, major electrical appliances, car entertainment, innovative lighting technologies, smart building /home control, home security, healthcare, IT and communications electronics.


TELEFUNKEN AutoTainment GmbH
Michael Braun
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