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    13 September 2019
Mercedes AMG CLA at B&B Audioconcepts Cardiff

HUGE AMG Remap with Exhaust Crackle, Pops and Bangs - Engine Tuning and Dyno Power Run - Target Blu Eye - GHOST Immobiliser - Global Telemetrics Tracking - Thinkware Q800 Pro CCTV Cameras | B&B Audioconcepts - Cardiff Car Audio, Security and Customisation Specialists

 

Who are B&B Audioconcepts 

So we are B&B (BIG BASS) Audioconcepts, we are specialists in customising, modifying and upgrading anything that moves, whether on land or sea. We are accreditted with our industry's top affilliations, and you can be confident that your vehicle is in the best possible hands. Audioconcepts have a professional team of staff who are highly experienced in carrying out car audio and security installations for all types of vehicles. Each member is highly skilled in carrying out the services we offer to a very high standard to ensure that each customer gets the best out of their new installation(s).

 

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This Incredible Mercedes CLA AMG beast drove in for some High Tech Customisation. The Mercedes was looking for a HUGE Remap and how to be a safer vehicle, with a side effect of avoiding speeding fines if you know what we mean.

Statistically it has been proven that Police cars are responsible for causing 9 car smashes daily in the UK, this is due to drivers being unaware of approaching police vehicles. Target Blu Eye is such a device that will warn you of all approaching emergency vehicles and prevent any collissions. This Mercedes AMG will warn its driver of any approaching emergency vehicles with audible and visible beeps.

Remapping a vehicle is something that all owners should do, not only will it give you more power but with the right remap will also give you more economy and is perfectly safe for your engine. The Mercedes CLA AMG was remapped with a number of modifications, see below for full details.

 

 

What is Engine Remapping

By customising your vehicles ECU we can set the car up to how it should have left the factory in the first place, our unique process offers better economy, more power and more torque. It will transform your car by giving you a much more rewarding drive.Our fully trained technicians will upgrade the software on your vehicle using the very latest technology and our professional tuning partners ensure that your pride and joy performs to its true potential. CARDIFF REMAP never use off the shelf maps, we only offer you custom tuned maps that are tailored to your requirements. Our process will result in your vehicles power and torque to be increased by up to 40% For those who opt for the economy tune an increase of 25% can be expected to your MPG. We can also offer a blend of both map which is very popular and offers the best of both, Stronger torque and fuel economy at lower RPM with better throttle response as well as a high performance increase at higher revs, this is very successful on the latest Turbo Diesel Engines. All vehicles covered, whether it be n/a petrol, turbo petrol or turbo diesel, what ever year of vehicle we can tune it.

 

Most modern vehicles contain an ECU (or Engine Control Unit) that is a small computer that controls how the engine works. Most vehicle manufacturers de-tune the engine by setting the software on the ECU to the defaults before sending the vehicle out to be sold and this restricts the power of the vehicle. Manufactures do this as they sell there cars all over the world, this means that the software settings on the ECU are defaulted for different climates, restrictions and laws. Vehicle remapping is where the manufactures firmware is modified taking away these restrictions.

 

Remapping a vehicle replaces the default software on the ECU by overwriting it with new software that is programmed to optimize your cars performance. This is known as vehicle remapping. When your car gets remapped the tuned software is plugged into the serial port of your car and overwritten by our computers leading to improved engine performance.

 

Mercedes AMG HUGE Remap

This stunning Mercedes CLA AMG came in to us for some serious performance enhancements. We boosted the BHP (brake horse power) and the torque levels and all thats given this Mercedes CLA AMG a whole new performance dimension.  Cardiff Remap also added exhaust burbles with pops and bangs to give it that mean menacing sound.

 

Some Techy Info on Burbles

Exhaust Burble on Acceleration
Some cars' exhaust systems will produce an odd burble or bubbling noise. For the most part this is deliberate when it occurs in vehicles upon acceleration, but not always. Many "street racers" and similar cars have undergone a few modifications to give them better fuel efficiency at higher RPMs. In order for this to occur, the lifters and timing mechanism for the sequence of combustion in the engine's cylinders is altered. This means that, while the engine timing will work well at much higher RPM, the combustion process at lower speeds is slightly off. The burble is in actual fact a series of lean misfirings caused by this timing which rumble out through the exhaust system. It causes no serious damage to the engine, and soon disappears once the vehicle has reached high speeds.
 

Exhaust Burble on Deceleration
An exhaust burble, or throaty popping noise which could be likened to a babbling brook, is has a different cause if it only occurs when suddenly backing off on a vehicle's throttle. Essentially, the sudden easing off the throttle causes an immediate decrease in exhaust emissions to the degree that atmospheric pressure surrounding the exhaust pipe pushes cool air up into the exhaust system. This air collides with the warm exhaust gasses and creates a rumbling not unlike thunder. Normally this will only happen if the tailpipe has too wide a diameter to maintain equalized air pressure, or there is a seam in the exhaust pipes which is not air tight.

 

Target Blu Eye - What is it?

Target Blu Eye is based on TETRA technology, in the UK it is known as the Airwave Network which is widely used for the communication between different emergency/Police vehicles. Target Blu Eye is able to warn you in advance of approaching emergency services, such as Police cars - both marked and unmarked, Police motorbikes, fire engines and ambulances.

Target Blu Eye explained
Target Blu Eye is an in-vehicle device that informs you when there is an emergency vehicle close by - often long before you hearing it approaching emergency/Police vehicle when the sirens are being used.

Using TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio)technology, the Blu Eye alerts the driver there is an emergency vehicle in the area such as Police cars, Police vans, Police bikes, fire engines, ambulances, etc. This is thanks to fact that all emergency/Police vehicles in the UK use TETRA radios as standard. The Target Blu Eye will also warn to both marked and unmarked Police vehicles.

The Target Blu Eye will alert you via a 'control panel' installed on your vehicles front console, dashboard, windscreen, etc when there is an emergency vehicle within a kilometre radius, whether they are using their sirens or not. The Target Blue Eye promotes a safer driving attitude and ensures you will not need to make any dangerous maneuvers when an emergency vehicle is nearby.

On screen visual and audible tone alerts you to the type of vehicle within 1km of your vehicle. You can then move safely out of the way knowing you are not obstructing an emergency vehicle. There are two sensitivity modes, these are Highway and City mode.

Highway mode has the longest detection range which is ideal when travelling at high speed on a motorway for example.

City mode reduces the range of detection and is recommended for use of the Target Blu Eye in urban areas. The maximum range is approximately 1 kilometre.

Using this device will improve the safety of your driving in relation to emergency vehicles.

Completely legal
Target Blu Eye is completely legal to use in the as it simple tells you when there is an emergency vehicle close by. It cannot differentiate between police cars, ambulances and fire engines so you will only know there is an emergency vehicle approaching and you will not know the type of vehicle.

 

THINKWARE Q800 PRO DASH CAM

“Nearly three million motorists are now recording their journeys with dash cams, according to a new RAC study, and with more motorists starting to see the value of dashboard cameras, it is an important time for THINKWARE to bring the latest innovation to the dash cam industry” stated Joey Won, THINKWARE DASH CAM’s General Manager of UK Development. “An increasing number of insurers are accepting footage when reviewing claims and offering discounts to those with dash cams installed. By incorporating cloud connectivity into our dash cams, we are moving one step closer to offering insurers and drivers more streamlined insurance claims.”

Users can easily control and manage their Q800 PRO dash cam with CLOUD connectivity and built-in WiFi via an iOS or Android smart phone, providing a truly convenient way to view, download, access or delete recorded footage as well as enable firmware and safety camera updates via the app. The Q800 PRO is an update of the F800 PRO, doubling the definition of the front camera. The THINKWARE CLOUD features include Vehicle Location, Geo-Fence alerts, Impact Notification and video upload when there is an impact greater than 3G in intensity.

Equipped with Sony Exmor R Starvis sensors for both front and rear cameras and the powerful Ambarella A12 processor, the Q800 PRO offers crystal clear QHD footage for the front camera and 1080p for the rear. As with the F800 PRO, the Q800 PRO is equipped with Super Night Vision 2.0 which means clearer night time footage both while driving and when parked with up to 10 times the brightness in dark environments.

Users will benefit from different recording modes; motion and impact detection or Time Lapse Photography at two frames per second for up to 72 hours. If a driver is leaving their car for a longer period of time, they could use the Energy Saving Parking Recording where the Q800 PRO will sleep until an impact is detected and will wake up within a second, to record for the next 20 seconds. The current drain in this mode is reduced by two thirds.

The Q800 PRO comes with a polarising filter to reduce dashboard reflections. It is packed with useful features including built-in A-GPS for embedding speed, time and location data into recorded videos. The location is remembered so it achieves instant GPS lock when switched on. There is also the option of connecting an external GPS antenna, to get around the shielding effect of heated or sun reflective windscreens.

The location data is used to provide safety camera alerts, which include speed cameras, red light cameras, average speed zones and mobile speed camera zones. The European version of the camera provides “Danger Zone” alerts in France, as well as safety camera alerts in the rest of Europe.

Format Free 2.0 Technology eliminates the need for manual reformatting of recorded video files on the micro SD memory card, extending memory card life and improving reliability.

 

How does Autowatch Ghost Immobiliser work?

The Ghost immobiliser has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, PIN code sequence that must first be entered before you can drive your car.  Without the unique code the Ghost will prevent the engine starting.  Watch the Audioconcepts Car Theft Demo as shown by B&B Audioconcepts experienced team member. 

Ghost Car Anti-Theft System
Next Generation Car Anti-Theft System
The Ghost is the original aftermarket CAN bus immobiliser.

Protect your car from theft like nothing else on the market today.
The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft.  The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location. The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code) that must first be entered before you can drive your car. Just like your credit card but you can make your car disarm sequence even safer by making it up to 20 presses long!

In order to make extreme security also be hassle free, we have created a smart-phone application that connects to your car and allows you to get in and drive without having to enter the disarm sequence. Ghost allows 2 phones to be connected. All you have to do is pair your phone with your Ghost, leave the Autowatch Ghost application running in the background with Bluetooth enabled and you can drive conveniently and securely. However, remember that if you phone is in range (5m to 10m) and the application is running the Ghost will be disarmed.

 

Global Telemetrics Tracking

Global Telemetrics is the billing and monitoring platform behind successful Award Winning Stolen Vehicle Tracking brands such as SmarTrack and Autowatch UK. Always creating new ideas for the future of vehicle tracking, using cutting edge technology.

Global Telemetrics is a UK based company founded by James Mather and was formed in 2009 by the SmarTrack (SVRS) Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service group of specialists. These award winning, industry leading people make a real difference in supplying the best quality GPS – GPRS – GSM – LBS tracking service within modern day financial constraints. All of Global Telemetrics' concepts are born within the company. Our goal is to supply the very best by only using the most successful cloud based products like Salesforce.com and Google API Integration.

We are a 24 hour Secure Control Centre operating the use of tracker telemetry to supply a secure API of tracking platforms to many companies across the world.

Global Telemetrics specialise in monitoring stolen vehicle tracking devices. The Secure Control Centre is managed by fully trained Security Liaison Officers (SLO), 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The team monitors vehicles for illegal movements (vehicle moving without the ignition turned on). The SLO will call the customer to confirm the vehicle is safe. They also monitor vehicle battery levels and will contact the customer if the battery is running low or has been fully disconnected.

Global Telemetrics' fully trained SLOs have the experience of working in many areas and also include former police officers, with many years of experience.
BS7858 – all security staff are screened to the highest British standard.

 

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Mercedes AMG on a DYNO Run Getting Prepped for HUGE REMAP
Thinkware Q800 Pro Dash Camera
Target Blu Eye Emergency Vehicle Alerting System
Ghost is the Original Aftermarket CAN Bus Immobiliser from B&B Audioconcepts - Cardiff
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