With the SmartTOP kit installed it is also possible to control the top from a distance, using just the original key fob remote. A quick key combination on the fob activates full automatic top operation. This makes it possible to already lower the top while still approaching the car; a very useful feature on hot days to air out the car. A parked car can quickly be closed remotely at the first sign of rain. All that is required is the existing original car key.
Like all SmartTOP modules ( http://www.mods4cars.com ) there is a host of bonus features which all can be configured to individual needs. It is possible to control the windows separately from the top by remote, the console top switch direction can be reversed and an extended mode can be enabled which allows top operation to continue when starting or stopping the engine. The entire module can be disabled temporarily if needed while retaining all user settings for later.
Thanks to the standard USB port on the module, it can be conveniently configured and updated with any PC or Mac. Support software and firmware updates are available online and free of charge. A custom designed plug-and-play wiring adapter makes installing the kit a quick and easy endeavor for anyone.
“We are happy to be able to announce our first SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the Jaguar brand with the upcoming kit for the Jaguar F-Type Convertible.“
A first demonstration video 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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