SmartTOP Add-on Convertible Top Controller for Audi A3 Cabriolet Now Available
Effective immediately the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller made by Mods4cars is available for the new Audi A3 Cabriolet. The add-on module allows use of the top with convenient one-touch operation. It also allows controlling the top from the original factory remote key fob.
The SmartTOP brings convenient one-touch operation to the console top switch. It is no longer necessary to hold the switch for the entire duration of the operation. A quick tap is enough to set the top in motion and fully automatically open or close it. SmartTOP customers get both hands back on the steering wheel immediately.
Additionally it is possible to control the convertible top and the windows from the original key fob remote while the car is parked. A quick key combination starts a full automatic top operation. “The top can already be opened while still walking up to the car. And of course it is possible to quickly close the top from afar at the first sign of impending rainfall,” Sven Tornow continues. Neither the keys nor the receiver system needs to be modified.
Like every other SmartTOP product, this one for the Audi A3 Cabriolet comes with some bonus features. The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. The top can be controlled from the door handle on cars equipped with the keyless entry system. It is possible to reverse the direction of the console switch if desired. An extended mode can be activated which allows turning the engine on or off while the top continues moving. All functions can be programmed individually according to taste. The entire module can be deactivated temporarily while retaining all user settings.
The kit comes with a custom designed Plug-and-Play wiring adapter for extremely simple and foolproof installation. The connection between the SmartTOP module and the vehicle electronics is made by merely connecting a couple of plugs. No wires need to be cut, soldered or spliced, leaving the car in absolute original condition after removal of the kit. The SmartTOP module also has a standard USB port built in for quick firmware updates and configuration of the settings via PC or Mac. Updates and support software are available free of charge online.
Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars offers a whole line of SmartTOP products with kits available for the following popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen. Also for the older Audi A3 (8P chassis) and Audi’s A4, A4, TT Roadster and R8 Spyder SmartTOP kits are available.
The SmartTOP kit for the new Audi A3 Cabriolet is available for 249 Euros + tax.
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.