SmartTOP Convertible Top Module for Audi A5 Gets New Custom Designed Wiring Harness and Product Appearance
Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars has begun shipping the SmartTOP convertible top controller kit for Audi A5 with a new, custom designed plug-and-play wiring harness. All connectors are OEM quality for perfect fit and foolproof installation. Additionally the module itself boasts the new, exclusive Mods4cars enclosure.
“Our modules offer increased convenience by providing intelligent features and simple operation. We set a high value on offering products that are easy to install by anyone. For that reason and to avoid problems or mistakes during installation, we ship our kits with custom plug-in-between wiring harnesses,” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow.
Just by adding the wiring adapter in between a couple of connections the SmartTOP kit is connected to the vehicle electronics. New, OEM quality connectors now provide perfect fit and total protection against misaligned connections. The plugs and sockets are all equipped with latching mechanisms in order to provide a safe and reliable link. “Installation of this kit merely requires opening an access panel in the trunk of the car and is completed in just a few minutes,” Sven Tornow continues.
Also the appearance of the product itself was improved by using the new, custom designed product enclosure for the SmartTOP module. The new enclosure is smaller and more ergonomically shaped, so it can be installed in tighter locations in the car. The main connector and USB port are now fully enclosed and protected. The conformally coated electronics board inside is protected from moisture.
Apart from the two signature features each SmartTOP module made by Mods4cars offers a host of bonus features: On cars with keyless entry option the top can be lowered or raised by touching the door handle without the need to retrieve the key. The windows can be controlled independently from the top by remote and a chirp signal can be programmed to sound briefly when locking or unlocking the car. An extended mode can be activated which allows starting or stopping the engine while the top is in motion. Also the entire product can be temporarily disabled while retaining all user configurable settings.
All features and functions are user programmable. Settings can be adjusted in the car using key combinations or by connecting a Windows or Mac computer to the USB port present on the module. The USB port also allows quick and easy firmware updates which are provided free of charge online.
Other Audi SmartTOP kits are available for the Audi A4 Convertible and Audi TT. The SmartTOP family supports pretty much all manufacturers: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.
The SmartTOP for Audi A5 Convertible is available for 249 Euros + tax.
A video demonstration can be found here: http://youtu.be/jnZVThmOkFY
Further details and purchasing information can be found here: http://www.mods4cars.com
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.