SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller by Mods4cars Now Available for Audi R8 Spyder

The aftermarket SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller module offered by Mods4cars is now available for the Audi R8 Spyder. It allows drivers to open or close the top from the factory remote key fob or from the center console switch, using one-touch convenience and while the car is moving. A custom designed wiring harness is included.

Las Vegas, NV, November 13, 2013 --( Effective immediately, the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller offered by aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars is available for the Audi R8 Spyder. It adds convenient and intelligent functionality to the car. On one hand the convertible top can be opened using quick and automatic one-touch operation and while the car is in motion. It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch for the duration of the operation. SmartTOP owners just tap the switch briefly to activate the top.

On the other hand the module allows top operation from the original key fob remote. “Opening and closing the top from a distance by using the original key fob is a very popular feature,” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “Our customers can start opening the top while they are still approaching the car,” Sven Tornow continues. “This can come in handy to air out the car quickly in situations where direct sunlight has heated the inside up. Also it is possible to quickly close the top from afar at the first sign of rain.” All that is necessary is the original key fob remote. No physical or programming or changes are done to the original remote fobs.

Each module comes with a few bonus features such as an extended mode that allows top operation to continue while the engine is turned on or off. This allows drivers to start the top operation from the remote, get in and start driving, while the top finishes its cycle automatically.

Just like the well thought out functionality, installation has been designed to be as easy as possible. A custom designed plug-and-play wiring harness is part of the kit. This harness uses original OEM plugs to guarantee perfect and secure fit while simply connecting the module with the car electronics.

The SmartTOP for Audi R8 Spyder comes in the new, exclusive Mods4cars product enclosure. This custom fitted enclosure was designed with ergonomics and sleek looks in mind. It’s very slim and easily fits in any hollow space in the car. Two LEDs aid during the installation process by showing useful status information.

Configuration of the module is simplified by the standard USB port present on each module. It allows users to use a Windows or Mac support software to adjust personal settings and update the product firmware. “We continuously work on bringing new and improved functionality to existing modules. Updates are available online and free of charge, so even our existing customers always profit from updates,” says Sven Tornow. Programming can also be done in the car, without the need to remove the module.

The add-on kit for the Audi R8 Spyder is available for 249 Euros + tax. For other Audi models such as the convertible editions of A3, A4, A5 and TT roadster SmartTOP kits are available as well. All major brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A short demonstration video can be seen here:

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About Mods4cars:

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.
Mods4cars LLC
Anja Lehmann