Brandmotion Releases Additional F-Series Applications For 360 Vision Camera System


Renowned safety solutions provider expands line to cover 2004 and newer models.
SOUTHFIELD, MICH., December 2, 2015 - Fresh offf a vibrant Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in which Brandmotion received Manufacturer of the Year honors from the association's Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) council, the supplier of factory-grade safety solutions to the aftermarket announced it had expanded the number of applications for its multi-camera systems; specifically in its 360 Vision line. The additional SKUs allow the company to offer an uncompromising view while parking and maneuvering on trucks from 2004 to 2016 if equipped with compatible factory radio screens.
"This was a very important step for us," said Brandmotion President and Founder Jeff Varick. "Our mission has always been to provide drivers with enhanced safety and convenience systems on the aftermarket side, yet ensure that they are tightly and seamlessly integrated into the factory functionality of the vehicle's existing components. Ours is not the first 360-degree system on the market, but it is one of the best in delivering a factory experience, from the matching OEM-grade wiring harnesses to the ergonomic ease of use. It's a great system for F-Series owners, and you can expect us to add more vehicle-specific applications for the technology."
While the upcoming federal mandate requires that all vehicles have at least a single back-up camera, many vehicle manufacturers are equipping vehicles with two-camera systems to show front and rear views. Still others have employed a four-camera system with on-board processing that stitches the four views together to create a "Birds-eye view" of the vehicle's surroundings in real time. In its 2015 Vehicle Rear Vision Market Study, Brandmotion identified several trims in the F-Series line that either require expensive trim package upgrades to get a camera system, or simply don't have one available.
The Brandmotion 360-degree Vision system consists of four high-resolution cameras, two of which are designed to fit under the side mirrors and provide a 185-degree view. The third is flush-mounted in the front bumper, while the rear-view camera is embedded in a vehicle-specific tailgate handle. Users see the rear view automatically when the vehicle is put into reverse gear, overlaid with distance park lines to aid in maneuvering, with a smaller top-down vehicle view alongside. The driver can then select between multiple views including the top-down view and split-screen views from each camera.
Currently, Brandmotion's 360-degree Vision system covers the following models:
• Part No. AVMS-3614 - 2015 and newer F-1F-150 with 4-inch MyFord Factory Display
• Part No. AVMS-3618 - 2015 and newer F-1F-150 with 8-inch MyTouch Factory Display
• Part No. AVMS-3604 - 2012-2014 F-150 wi with 4-inch MyFord Factory Display
• Part No. AVMS-3608 - 2013-2014 F-Seriesies with 8-inch MyTouch Factory Display
• Part No. AVMS-3600 - 2004 and newer F-Se-Series with composite-input (RCA-type) video display
All vehicle-specific kits carry an MSRP of $1229.95 plus installation, while the universal AVMS-3600 has a suggested retail price of $999.95 plus installation. In addition to the 360-degree Vision system, Brandmotion offers vehicle-specific, multi-camera systems for several vehicle brands equipped with factory display radios, including Ram, Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge. For more information, visit Brandmotion.com.

Smittybilt Overlander Gear Enhances Outdoor Experiences


There are few things more relaxing than jumping into a Jeep and getting away from the hustle of daily life. Smittybilt recognizes that you don’t have to leave all the creature comforts at home though; and, their new line of Overlander gear can make outdoor experiences even more enjoyable. Camp sets up in minutes with Smittybilt’s Overlander roof top tent, with waterproof construction, mesh windows for ventilation, and a wide aluminum ladder as standard features. The Overlander tent is just one of the latest Smittybilt products designed for outdoor exploration. Built with the same high quality materials as their roof top tent, Smittybilt’s awning provides shade on those hot summer days and easily attaches to most standard roof racks. The Smittybilt 2600W E.P.S. wireless digital inverter generator packs big power in a quiet, lightweight package that can recharge laptops, cell phones, freezer fridges, or any other electronic accessory your customer may bring along to make their camp experiences comfortable ones.
For more information about Smittybilt’s full line of Overlander gear please contact Smittybilt at 400 W. Artesia Blvd., Compton, CA 90220, 888.717.5797 and visit www.Smittybilt.com.

New College, NBA, & NHL Automotive Accessories from Sports Licensing Solutions


Sports Licensing Solutions now offers Emblems, Hitch Covers, License Plates, License Plate Frames, Seat Covers, Steering Wheel Covers, and Head Rest Covers for select College, NBA, and NHL teams. The new product line shows off your team pride, protects your vehicle, and goes great with other Sports Licensing Solutions accessories like team car mats. The perfect way for sports fans to show off their team pride from bumper to bumper!
In addition to the new automotive accessories, Sports Licensing Solutions just started offering officially licensed Ford products! The new products include Rugs in various sizes, Putting Green Mats, Golf Hitting Mats, Utility Mats, Door Mats, and much more.
For more information check out FANMATS.com, contact Jimmy Engleman at Jimmy@fanmats.com, call 1-800-525-5923, or visit us at SEMA Show booth 12547.

BOLT Padlocks Enhance Security Of Dee Zee'S New Blue Label Padlock Box


MILWAUKEE - Dee Zee Inc.'s new, maximum security Blue Label Padlock Box (tm) can be enhanced by using the convenient, one-key lock technology of STRATTEC Security Corporation's rugged BOLT Padlocks. Permanently programmed to the vehicle's ignition key, BOLT Padlocks simplify the workday and complement the toughness of this patented, professional-grade tool box. When an ignition key is inserted into the BOLT lock cylinder, spring-loaded plate tumblers move up and down until they are matched to that key. The first time the key is rotated, the cylinder is uniquely coded to that key. When the key is removed, the cylinder moves into the locked position. When the key is turned again, it rotates to the unlocked position.
Dee Zee designed the Blue Label Padlock Box with a recessed padlock compartment to make it impossible to cut or break the padlock. BOLT Padlocks, crafted with automotive-quality materials, offer long-lasting, weatherproof protection for this premium tool box. In ASTM testing for functional, operational and security requirements for padlocks, BOLT received the highest grades for resistance to corrosion, impact, weather and drilling.
"Just by picking up the box you can tell it will hold up to just about anything, and BOLT Padlocks are the perfect lock choice for maximum security and convenience," said Dee Zee's Director of marketing Dan Kruzic.
BOLT Padlocks are available on Dee Zee's website at www.deezee.com/bolt and also at major automotive retail outlets. The Blue Label Padlock Box is available through most mass retailers, farm store retail chains, big box retailers, as well as through Dee Zee's warehouse distributor partners. For more information about Dee Zee tool boxes, visit www.deezee.com. For information about BOLT locks, visit www.boltlock.com.
About STRATTEC
STRATTEC Security Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of automotive locks, keys and related access control products, and is the primary lock supplier to Ford, GM and Chrysler. STRATTEC's history in the automotive business spans 100 years. For more information, write to 3333 West Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53209; call 877-251-8798; or visit www.boltlock.com.

GAS Auto Solutions LLC Releases "The Clever Turn Signal"


Releasing a new type of solid state Auto Cancel turn signal controller. The auto cancel is not based on a timed turn event. This is a TRUE auto cancel which reads the inertia forces of a turn and cancels the turn automatically (Patent Pending.) This controller activates the signal using a momentary switch and is ideal for variety of autos with less then ideal turn signal controllers. This unit also controls flashers and brake lights if needed. Additional functions include a turn flash mix and a secondary shut off timer for things like lane changes should you forget. There is even a mix allowing the front turn signal to be used as marker lights. Whether you have an old car with non automated turn signals and no flashers, a new hot rod with a steering column and no turn signals or a performance car where you wish to get the turn lever off the steering column; the simplicity of an integrated system is as easy as hooking up the wires. This is also an ideal solution for an expanding growth of off road vehicles such as golf carts finding their way on to rural roads and properties.
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