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In-car cinema with CAN

Zenec’s (Switzerland) E>GO Z-E2050 offers smartphone integration and entertainment on a 8-inch display for VW, Seat, and Skoda. It is interfaced with the vehicle electronics via CAN.

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The device for VW features in-vehicle integration. With its specific form of construction and button illumination that can be switched between red and white, the product with 8-inch display, fits tailor-made into the cockpit of diverse VW, Seat, and Skoda models (Golf 5 and Golf 6 platforms). Interfaced with the vehicle electronics via the CAN network, it supports comfort functions like MFA/MFA+, multifunction steering wheel, and the display of OPS and Climatronic.

The integrated DAB+ twin tuner enables listening enjoyment, and scores with a dynamic station list, MOT Slideshow, and DLS text. Users can listen to their favorite music like at home, or watch movies, for media playback the Z-E2050 has a CD/DVD drive, and two USB ports. With its touchscreen, the infotainer provides not only video enjoyment, due to the display and menus, operation of the device is also safe and intuitive, said the company.

The Z-E2050 for vehicles from VW (Photo: Zenec)

With the product users can use their smartphone in the car– for example to make calls with the hands-free system, or streaming music via Bluetooth. But that’s not all: The Smartlink Direct function opens up possibilities for integrating Android-based smartphones.

While Google Android Auto supports only a limited selection of apps, Smartlink Direct allows any installed app to be shown on the display of the Z-E2050 so users can make use of them, too. They can dock the cellphone, and the smartphone screen will be mirrored on the user interface of the device. Smartlink Direct allows direct control of the apps from the touchscreen of the Z-E2050 – naturally also sat navigation apps.

For VW drivers who do not want to just navigate via app but are looking for a versatile naviceiver, the Zenec is a solution: With the Z-Emap50 sat nav package available as an option, the Z-E2050 can be upgraded to a navigation system with a full range of features. It offers detailed maps for 47 European countries, more than 6 million points of interest, 3D Auto-Zoom for junctions and roundabouts, and free map updates for one year, getting the latest navigation technology in the car.

According to the company, the brand Zenec stands for in-car multimedia. Moniceivers, naviceivers, roof mount, and universal monitors sum to a portfolio of in-car products. Added to that are accessory components like DAB+-tuners, rear view cameras, and headphones. All devices of the company are compatible with each other. In 2008, the company brought the first E>GO model onto the market, thereby immediately establishing a new category of device: the vehicle-specific naviceiver. E>GOs fit in the respective target vehicle, without additional bezels, adapters and hours of installation work, said the company.


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