On the other hand it is possible to control the top from the original key fob remote. “Our customers get the convenience to be able to operate the top fully automatically from a distance by just giving a command on the existing remote, even if they did not order the Comfort Access feature and also in countries where remote operation is not available at all.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow. This makes it possible to open the top while still approaching the car in order to air it out on hot days or to start the drive top-down. The top can also be closed from a distance, should dark clouds signal an imminent rainfall. No changes need to be made to the key fobs or the receiver system.
“We are delighted to be able to bring the SmartTOP for the new BMW 4 Series to market just weeks after the car itself became available. After having gotten many requests beforehand, we did everything possible so most of our customer will be able to enjoy the full SmartTOP convenience right after taking delivery of their 4 Series.” Sven Tornow continues. In addition to the main functions the module also offers a few bonus features such as separate control over windows and top from the remote and a setting to reverse the console top switch direction. An extended mode can be activated which allows starting or stopping of the engine while the top is in motion. The entire module can be deactivated temporarily when needed, while all user configurable settings are retained for when it is turned back on later.
Installation of the kit could not be easier. The SmartTOP module itself comes in the new, custom designed and very slim product enclosure which houses two LEDs for status information. A special OEM connector wiring adapter is also part of the kit. It connects the module to the car electronics by simply plugging in two connectors. The SmartTOP module comes with a built-in USB port for easy configuration via PC or Mac. Support software and also firmware updates for the SmartTOP products are available free of charge online.
The add-on kit for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible is available for 299 Euros + tax. SmartTOP is available for other BMWs like 1 Series, 3 Series, 6 Series, Z4 and also Mini. Many popular brands are supported by SmartTOP: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.
A product demonstration can be seen here:
Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.
The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.
Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.
The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.
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