Aftermarket Automotive Electronics Specialist Mods4cars has further improved the wiring adapter harness that comes with the SmartTOP controller offered for Volkswagen EOS. The new Ultra-Plug-and-Play adapter makes installing the kit even easier than before. “Using the new wiring harness installation has become extremely quick and easy. The 3M T-Tap connectors are no longer required.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow.
“This means that anyone can now install our add-on kit quickly and easily and enjoy the added benefits of the SmartTOP module.“ Sven Tornow continues. With the kit installed, it is possible to control the top from the center console switch while driving at slow speeds of up to 44km/h (~28mph) and with one-touch convenience. The usual emergency stop to raise the top at the first sign of impending rainfall is no longer necessary.
Additionally the top can be raised or lowered from afar, using the original key fob remote. “On hot days our customers can drop the top while still approaching their car.” Sven Tornow explains. Likewise it is now possible to close the top of the parked car from the remote. In order to get these features, it is not necessary to modify the original fobs or the receiver system.
The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the Volkswagen EOS comes with a lot of bonus features, all of which are programmable according to each user’s tastes. Windows and sunroof can be controlled from the remote. Locking and unlocking of the car can produce a brief audible signal. The hazard flashers can be activated during remote operation. It is also possible to reverse the direction of the console top switch.
Another nice feature is the ability to enable top operation with the hitch installed. A park-assist feature can lower the passenger mirror when shifting into reverse gear. The programmable extended mode allows a top operation to continue while the engine is being started or stopped. The entire module can be temporarily disabled while retaining all other user settings for when it is re-enabled later. With the new Ultra-Plug-and-Play wiring adapter the kit can eventually be removed without leaving any trace or damage.
All SmartTOP modules come equipped with a USB port. They can be configured or updated using a PC or Mac. Firmware updates as well as support software are available online, free of charge.
SmartTOP kits are available for almost all popular brands and models: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.
The Add-On module for Volkswagen EOS retails for 269 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.