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SmartTOP Soft Top Control for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet from Mods4cars

The new SmartTOP soft top control for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205) is now available. The retrofitted comfort module from Mods4cars makes it possible to open and close the convertible roof from a distance via the original vehicle key. In addition, the top can be operated within the vehicles interior with One-Touch. The soft top button no longer has to be continuously held down.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), November 9th, 2017 — The retrofit SmartTOP module is now available for the new C-Class Cabriolet (A205) from Mercedes-Benz. With smart functions, it facilitates the everyday life of the convertible user. This ensures, among other things, that the top is opened or closed automatically after just a tip on the top button. It is thereby no longer necessary to keep the button pressed down during the entire top movement.

Furthermore, with the SmartTOP module, the convertible top of the C-Class convertible can be operated from a distance via the existing vehicle key. Pressing a key combination on the remote control activates the convertible top movement. “Our customers can open the top as they approach their vehicle and start their drive open,” explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. A change to the vehicles remote control is not needed.

The latest soft top control from Mods4cars also offers, besides these main functions, various additional functions: The windows can be controlled via the remote control. It is adjustable whether the front or all windows should be closed automatically after the top opening. All windows can be closed by One-Touch via the centre console button.

On vehicles with a keyless entry package, the convertible top can be operated by touching the door latch. The function “Tear-Wipe” was developed on customer request and ensures that the windscreen is wiped once or twice more after a short pause once the use of the spray nozzles has been activated. All functions of the SmartTOP roof module can be programmed according to personal wishes.

The SmartTOP module is equipped with an USB port to connect the cabriolet module to the home PC / MAC. In this way the module can be configured and software updates, which are made available by Mods4cars free of charge, can be implemented.

In addition, a plug-and-play cable kit is included in the delivery, which ensures an easy installation. The connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP is made by simply plugging together. Plug-in adapter in original equipment quality ensure 100% accuracy. No cables need to be cut through and the module can be removed without a trace.

Since 2001, the company Mods4cars has been manufacturing its SmartTOP top control systems for all common convertible models. The following vehicle brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen.

The SmartTOP module for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet (A205) is available for 339,00 Euro + tax.

A product video can be viewed here:
http://youtu.be/i5d9AwXHd0E

For more Information:
http://www.mods4cars.com

About Mods4cars:
Mods4cars was founded in 2002 from 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.

Press & Media Contact:
Sven Tornow
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100,
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
tornow@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Porsche Boxster 981 Gets Design Upgrade

Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars has revamped the design of their SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers. Effective immediately the kit for the Porsche Boxster 981 comes with the new enclosure. With the SmartTOP installed it is possible to open and close the top from a distance using the original factory remote fob. Additionally, convenient one-touch operation while driving is available for the center console switch.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), August 24th, 2016 — Mods4cars has begun shipping their SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller module for the Porsche 981 Boxster equipped with the new product enclosure. One of the signature functions of the add-on kit is the ability to control the top from a distance by just using the factory key fob. The original fobs do not need to be modified or replaced.

Additionally owners can open or close the top, even while driving at slow speeds, with just the touch of a button. It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch for the duration of the operation. The driver gets to put both hands back on the wheel quickly.

The SmartTOP comes with a handful of bonus features that further add convenience: The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. It is possible to reduce the radio volume when starting the car and an extended mode can be activated which allows the engine to be started or stopped while an ongoing top operation continues. The entire module can be temporarily disabled while retaining all user settings for when it is re-enabled later.

All functions and settings can be programmed to individual taste. SmartTOP modules come with a built-in USB port for quick configuration and firmware updates via Mac or Windows PC. Mods4cars is invested in continually improving their products and always listens to customer input. Support software and firmware updates are available online, free of charge.

Now Mods4cars has optimized the hardware of the SmartTOP module as well. The exclusive, custom designed enclosures are 30% smaller and thereby allow installation in even tighter places in the car. Two LEDs show status information and aid during the installation.

The convenience add-on kit for the Porsche Boxster 981 is available for 269 Euros + tax.

Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo: SmartTOP kits are available for all popular brands and models.

A product demonstration can be seen here:
http://youtu.be/yahWdY7iDHQ

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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.

Press & Media Contact:
Sven Tornow
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
tornow@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller Made by Mods4cars Now Available for New Ferrari California Models

The add-on SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller kit made and offered by automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars is available effective immediately for the new Ferrari California models “30” and “T”. It allows owners to open and close the top from a distance using the original key fob remote. It also adds one-touch convenience to the center console switch.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), June 28th, 2016 — A few weeks ago Mods4cars launched the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the Ferrari California. Effective immediately all models are supported by the kit, including California 30 and California T. “We are happy to announce that we were able to supply our modules for the latest models quite quickly.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow.

The SmartTOP kits are aftermarket products that can be installed into the car by anyone. They offer smart functions and features that make using the convertible top easier and more fun. With the kit installed it is possible to raise and lower the top from a distance by using the original key fob remote. “One can press a simple key combination on the fob to open the top while still approaching the car.” Sven Tornow continues. The original remote fob does not need to be altered or replaced.

Additionally it is possible to control the top from the console switch with one-touch convenience. The switch does not need to be held down for the entire duration of the operation. A quick tap is enough to start a full automatic cycle. “This feature saves time” Sven Tornow points out “as the SmartTOP user can just tap the top switch, get out and lock the car, while the top continues to close.”

The position of the windows can be programmed as well. Some people like to drive with the top down and windows down; others prefer the windows to be up. It is worth mentioning that top and windows can be controlled independently from the remote. Another setting allows the rear windows to automatically rise for better wind deflection.

An extended mode can be enabled, which allows the engine to be started or stopped while an ongoing top operation continues. All functions and features can be programmed according to individual taste and preference. The module comes equipped with a USB port for simple firmware upgrades and programming via Windows PC or Mac. Support software and updates are available free of charge. Settings can also be programmed directly in the car using a sophisticated setup procedure.

The SmartTOP kit comes complete with a custom designed plug-in-between wiring adapter. Installation is easy and can be done by anyone. The SmartTOP module is connected to the car’s electronics by simply connecting OEM plugs. No wires need to be cut or spliced into; it is always possible to remove everything without leaving any damage.

Since 2002 Mods4cars has been developing and offering SmartTOP kits. All of these following popular brands are now supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen. SmartTOP kits are also available for other Ferrari models, such as 360 and F430 Spider.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller kit is available for 299 Euros + tax.

A product demonstration can be seen here:
http://youtu.be/hACWyPmF0b4

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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.

Press & Media Contact:
Sven Tornow
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
tornow@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Audi A5 gets Feature Enhancements

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the Audi A5 Convertible allows simple one-touch operation of the top while driving as well as remote operation from the original remote fob. Now manufacturer Mods4cars has added two new features to the module: Opening and closing of the windows separately from the top via touch door handle and a setting that allows owners to invert the console top switch direction.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), May 21st, 2015 — The aftermarket SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the Audi A5 Convertible makes it possible to open and close the top while driving at slow speeds of up to 60 km/h (~38mph). A convenient quick single touch is enough to set the top in motion. The top can also be controlled from the original factory key fob remote.

All SmartTOP modules come with a host of bonus features. The Audi A5 kit can be programmed to activate the hazard flashers during remote top operation and a short confirmation beep when locking or unlocking the car can be activated. The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. Also the keyless operation via the touch door handles was fully integrated for cars that come with that option. Tapping the door handle three times activates the top. A new update to the product firmware now allows the windows to be lowered or raised by holding the door handle for 2 seconds.

“We position our SmartTOP Convertible Top product in the market as a general convenience add-on.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “Our clever functions and bonus features are meant to simplify operation and make owning the convertible more fun. We always take customer feedback into consideration, like in this case. Now it is not necessary any longer to take the key fob remote out of the pocket in order to just lower or raise the windows.” Sven Tornow continues.

The second addition is meant to make using the top switch more intuitive. Now users can select which way they want the console switch to work. “In some countries the console switch is wired with ‘backwards’ logic.” Sven Tornow explains. “Thanks to the SmartTOP module our customers can now choose if they want to pull the switch to lower the top or push it instead.”

Existing customers get to enjoy the new features, too. All SmartTOP Convertible Top Modules made by Mods4cars come with a standard USB port which allows end users to apply firmware updates and conveniently configure the product with a Mac or Windows PC. Support software and update files are available online, free of charge.

SmartTOP Convertible Top kits are available for the following popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The SmartTOP kit for Audi A5 Convertibles is available for 249 Euros + tax.

A product demonstration can be seen here:
http://youtu.be/jnZVThmOkFY

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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.

Press & Media Contact:
Anja Lehmann
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC Redesigned

The aftermarket SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers made by Mods4cars for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC received a facelift redesign. They now ship in a new, custom designed module enclosure, specifically made by Mods4cars for the purpose. It is smaller and slimmer and thereby easier to install in tight locations in the car. Two LEDs show status information and aid during the install process.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), March 25th, 2015 — The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers offered by aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars provide simple and easy roof controls for convertibles. On Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC the product allows opening and closing of the top while the car is moving, up to 40 km/h (~28mph). Thanks to the one-touch operation, the top switch only needs to be tapped once. It is no longer necessary to pull over and hold the switch down for the entire time.

Additionally the top can be controlled from the original key fob remote by issuing a key combination. This makes it possible to open the top before getting in the car. Vice versa it is also possible to close the top from a distance at the first sign of impending rainfall. No changes are necessary to the original key fobs or receiver system.

Apart from these two main features, SmartTOP modules for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC also come with a few bonus features: Windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. The “all windows” switch in the car can be made to close all windows with one-touch convenience. And a windows comfort feature allows the driver to still operate all windows for up to 60 seconds after turning the ignition off. An extended mode can be activated which allows the top to continue running while the engine is being started or stopped. The entire module can be deactivated temporarily while retaining all user configurable settings.

All features of the module can be configured according to individual needs. Configuration of the module is extremely simple. Mods4cars was able to control the center display in the dash to show a clear text setup menu which shows all functions and settings of the top module in an easy to understand way.

Now Mods4cars redesigned the looks of their smart modules. “The new product enclosure was exclusively designed by and made for Mods4cars to perfectly meet all the needs of the module.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “It is about 30% smaller and can be fitted easily in tight spaces in the car. Additionally there are two LEDs now that show status and troubleshooting information in order to make installation simple and straight forward.” he continues.

The SmartTOP modules come equipped with a standard USB port. This port allows quick and easy configuration of the module via Mac or PC as well as firmware updates. Support software and updates are available free of charge online. The kit comes with a full plug-and-play wiring adapter harness for quick and simple connection of the module to the car electronics. No wires need to be cut or spliced, no soldering is necessary and everything can later be removed without leaving any damage or trace.

SmartTOP kits by Mods4cars are 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 VW. The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller kit for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC is available for 249 Euros + tax. A kit is also available for the Peugeot 207 CC.

Product demonstration SmartTOP for Peugeot 307 CC:
http://youtu.be/_Gyt7q0D-_8

Product demonstration SmartTOP for Peugeot 308 CC:
http://youtu.be/OIbdchVBSFo

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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.

Press & Media Contact:
Anja Lehmann
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

RemoteTOP Convertible Top Controller for Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Reduced

Manufacturer Mods4cars has lowered the price for the RemoteTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Porsche 911 Carrera (996) Convertibles. The product allows one-touch top operation from the original key fob remote. Effective immediately the kit is available for just 99 Euros/$129.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), March 12th, 2015 — Aftermarket Automotive Electronics specialist Mods4cars has permanently reduced the retail price for the RemoteTOP Convertible Top Controller for Porsche 911 Carrera (996) Convertibles. The kit is now available for 99 Euros/$129 and makes usage of the convertible top more convenient and fun.

The main feature of the chip is the ability to remotely open and close the convertible top, using just the original key fob remote. Holding down the button on the remote for a set time puts the top in motion. A one-touch option can be turned on as well if full automatic top operation is desired.

There are a few additional bonus features such as active interior motion detector (alarm) with the top down, auto locking and unlocking of the doors and a short confirmation sound when locking and unlocking the car. All features can be turned on or off as needed. The entire module can be temporarily disabled as well while retaining all user settings for when it is re-enabled.

“The installation of the RemoteTOP kit is very easy.”, explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “Our chip is basically just plugged in between an existing connection.” Since there is no need to cut or splice any wires, it can be installed and later uninstalled quickly, without leaving damage.

Mods4cars has been developing add-on convertible top and convenience controls since 2002. Kits are available for many popular brands such as: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A product demonstration can be seen here:
http://youtu.be/DwV2iOMpeVQ

Further details:
http://www.mods4cars.com

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.

Press & Media Contact:
Anja Lehmann
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

SmartTop Convertible Top Controller for BMW Z4 Available Effective Immediately

The retrofit SmartTOP roof controller offered by Mods4cars is now available for the BMW Z4 roadster type E85. It allows opening and closing of the convertible top while driving at slow speeds via short key presses. Furthermore the roof can be opened from a distance with the original key fob. Now the convertible top controllers made by Mods4cars are available for both BMW Z4 types E85 and E89.

Las Vegas, NV (USA), Tuesday – July 31st, 2012 — Effective immediately, the SmartTOP convertible top controller made by Mods4cars is available for the BMW Z4 roadster E85. It makes driving the convertible more fun this summer by offering additional functions: Amongst other things the retrofit module allows opening and closing the convertible top from a distance with the original remote control. A modification of the car key is not necessary. You can just save time by opening the roof while approaching the car.

Furthermore, owners of a BMW Z4 roadster type E85 can open and close the convertible top while driving up to 40 km/h (25 mph). This is possible, thanks to the one-touch-function, without having to keep the convertible top button pressed. Just a short touch is enough. The awkwardness of having to stop and pull over to open or close the roof is history. Therefore it is convenient to drive even short distances with the roof open.

We are glad to be able to offer our well-thought-out module to all BMW Z4 roadster types from this summer on. says Sven Tornow, spokesperson of Mods4cars. Due to additional functions our customers could enjoy the convertible car season much more. The latest product created by Mods4cars is also able to open the windows separately by using the remote control. Due to this the windows can be opened from a distance to air out the car, especially on hot days.

Individual programming of user configurable settings is also possible for this SmartTOP comfort controller. All functions and settings are shown in clear text in the radio display. With the use of a simple USB-connection, the convertible top controller can be configured and free of charge software-updates can be used. The module can be completely deactivated if needed. An ongoing movement of the convertible top will not be interrupted by switching on or off the engine.

SmartTOP roof modules are available for the following roadster and convertible cars: Alfa Romeo, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The comfort extension for the BMW Z4 roadster E85 is available for 209 + tax.

BMW Z4 owners can find a demonstration here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LrUb1JwaFU

Further details and purchasing information: http://www.mods4cars.com

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.

Press & Media Contact:
Anja Lehmann
Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100
Las Vegas, NV 89119 – USA
+1-310-9109055
lehmann@mods4cars.com
http://www.mods4cars.com

Effekt-Etage Creates Innovative iPad App

Seemingly real paint samples that react to movements of the iPad, leather that you can actually touch as well as see, and individualised image content in many app areas. A new benchmark for innovation, interactivity and customer communication.

BMW Individual, the most exclusive way to drive a BMW, is now available as an interactive experience on the iPad. Thanks to an innovative user interface, this unprecedented virtual product catalogue enables a breathtaking experience of BMW Individual, the BMW premium range.

The app commissioned by BMW M GmbH and developed by Effekt-Etage had a simple aim: to fully exploit the interactive potential offered by the iPad medium in an innovative way, thus creating a new benchmark. The app developed by Effekt-Etage is set to establish a new trend in the category of interactive product magazines.

Its various chapters relate interesting facts about the BMW Individual philosophy, paint finishes, fine leather upholstery and other equipment options. In addition, users can create a virtual vehicle according to their preferences and view the finished result in a Visualiser.

The app is the first to achieve a near-realistic representation of paint finish samples in a virtual environment. In part this is due to Effekt-Etage’s high-quality 3D renderings, which perfectly communicate the BMW Individual paint finishes’ special appeal. In addition, the virtual paint finishes react to movements of the iPad, so the user has the actual impression of moving a real-life paint sample in relation to a light source. This virtual reality effect has also been implemented for the leather samples, allowing the user to leaf through them and touch them.

The interactive capability of this app means that almost every product image can be interacted with, creating a virtual environment that allows users to experience the look and feel of the various equipment details for themselves.

Another outstanding feature is the way the app combines the product information and vehicle configuration processes.

The conventional approach involves the user finding information about products and features such as paint finishes, equipment etc. in a physical catalogue, or on the web. They then begin a separate step of vehicle configuration in a Configurator, beginning with a default vehicle. The BMW Individual app goes one step further by combining these previously separate steps. While reading the various chapters, users are already able to bookmark paintwork finishes, leather colours or other features they like. They can effectively configure their vehicle while gathering information, performing both activities within a single process. As a result, the vehicle initially shown in the Configurator already reflects the user’s individual preferences.

Users can of course save “their” dream car, share it with friends and acquaintances on Facebook, file it in their personal photo album, or send it off in an e-mail.

The BMW Individual iPad app comes in English and German, is optimised for the iPad and iPad2, and is available free of charge in the App Store.

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BMW Lights – Shine In the Relaxation In the Pack With Improved BMW Lights

Most of us comprehend that BMW is amongst the elite autos about. With its superb style, larger stage of functionality and efficiency, a BMW is unquestionably everyone’s dream vehicle. For anyone who is searching for a simple modification for your BMW car or truck that is certainly truly of wonderful advantage, then your car must have the newest addition of BMW lights. 1 along with the special functions of high-end BMWs will probably be the HID headlights.

Bettering the front lights of one’s BMW with HID lighting process is 1 uncomplicated phase to car modification. This BMW upgrade will provide you with the right safety measures when driving at evening. Considering that BMW HID front lights have very much much better diploma of lighting compared to incandescent and halogen headlights, this can enable drivers have clearer street visibility that can make it straightforward for them to discover indicators, dangers round the street and men and women around the streets.

BMW HID headlights are well-built because they very last longer than normal headlights and get in lesser amount of vitality. Additionally you have an alternative to decide on the shade you would like due to the fact these headlights have coloration variation, from white to blue to purple.

The most effective component of upgrading your front lights would be the indisputable fact that you’ll be able to do it on your own. Installing the BMW HID Light Bulb kit is not complicated. You’ll be able to also strengthen the tail lights of one’s BMW by incorporating HID light with unique lenses. For making it actual cool you’ll be able to create chrome bulbs in it.

One of the regular components of a lot of larger conclude BMWs as of late is HID headlights. The Higher Intensity Discharge (HID) light will likely be the type of vehicle lights technique that delivers more powerful lights success than halogen lights. A lot of BMW drivers are changing their typical front lights with HID headlights merely simply because they recognized the benefits of getting HID lights put in in their BMW.

HID headlights are a variety of from your widespread BMW headlights. They’re made to ultimate lengthier than their counterparts. HID bulbs really don’t use filament, a typical composition of halogen bulbs. Inside of the BMW HID bulbs are small tubes of fused quarts that make utilization of xenon gas and metal salts. The bulbs are charged by two electrodes placed near to each other. The end result is surely an extremely efficient light that helps drivers see the road at a wider protection at night. Getting a terrific watch with the street at evening prevents street hazards and accidents.

HID lights will not use up a lot of vitality and make very much considerably significantly less warmth when at work. The quantity of light generate by a 35 watt HID xenon lamp is 3 instances brighter than a 55 watt halogen lamp.

Also, BMW HID lights and headlights will set your auto apart. In case you wish to enrich the BMW truly really feel, go for HID driving lights and BMW HID headlights. So, for anyone who is in search of to light up the street, the easiest modification you’ll be able to do is to have HID lights installed. You might come across BMW HID light conversion kits that may let it to be simple to suit your needs to switch to HID lights and headlights.

In terms of BMW lights, more drivers choose HID lights around Halogen lights. Simply only mainly because HID lights give better road visibility to drivers who drive usually at night. Numerous BMW drivers are convinced that HID lights are actually successful. Now, it doesn’t matter what make or product or service of one’s BMW you’ll be able to switch to HID by using a BMW HID conversion kit.

These BMW upgrades could be modest, but they will absolutely improve the look and feel of one’s auto. And a majority of all, they make your vehicle pleasant and secure to drive.

Georgette Adanas has been writing articles on BMW Lights since 1999.