Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley in a new design

The manufacturer Mods4cars has reworked the design of its retrofit SmartTV module. The Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley and Skoda is now also being shipped in the newly designed housing. It enables the passenger to use and operate the TV and DVD system during a drive. As the SmartTV Box is firmly installed in the vehicle, the function permanently remains.

As of now the company Mods4cars delivers its Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley and Skoda in a new housing. With the retrofit module it is possible to activate TV and DVD playback while driving. This allows the passenger to use the entertainment system and play DVDs during long journeys.

“With our SmartTV control, we offer a well thought-out and professional solution for TV unblocking,” explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow. The SmartTV module is firmly installed in the vehicle, which means that the functions are retained even after inspection by a workshop. Activation and deactivation of the Video-in-motion module are carried out via a key combination in the interior.

Mods4cars has optimized the design of their Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley. The housing, designed specifically for Mods4cars, is 30% narrower and therefore easier to mount in the vehicle. Two LEDs provide additional help with installation. As less plastic and no screws are used, it is also more environmentally friendly.

The Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley has a standard USB port. This makes it possible to upload software updates, which Mods4cars provides free of charge. Thereby, the Video-in-motion unlocker always remains up to date. The SmartTV module can also be deactivated completely as required. A trace-free dismantling is also possible at any time, as no lines are cut through during installation.

The Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV can be used by numerous models. With Volkswagen, the following Navi-Radios are supported: MFD-2, RNS-300 and RNS-510. It is also compatible with all Bentley models with CAN-Bus and Skoda vehicles with the “Columbus” Navi-Radio. In addition, Video-in-motion unlockers are also offered for vehicle brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The SmartTV module is available from 169,00 Euro + tax.

The company Mods4cars is manufacturer of the SmartTOP soft top controls. The clever cabriolet module allows the opening and closing of the convertible top while driving with just one push of a button as well as the operation of the roof top via the original vehicle keys from a distance. They are available for all current convertible and roadster models.

Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley and Skoda vehicles is AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

Video-in-motion unlocker SmartTV for Volkswagen and Bentley

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for VW EOS now with Ultra-Plug-and-Play wiring adapter harness

Mods4cars now ships the SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for VW EOS with a new, further improved wiring adapter harness. Installation of the kit is now a matter of merely connecting two plugs. SmartTOP enables top operation while driving at slow speeds as well as remote control from the original key fob remote.

Aftermarket Automotive Electronics Specialist Mods4cars has further improved the wiring adapter harness that comes with the SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for VW 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 Add-On Convertible Top Controller for VW 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 SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for VW EOS retails for 269 Euros + tax.

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for VW EOS is AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for VW EOS

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Audi and Volkswagen gets new design

Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars completely redesigned the look and feel of their SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Audi and VW. They now come in a custom designed product enclosure manufactured exclusively for Mods4cars. Effective immediately, the modules for Audi A3 and A4 Convertibles as well as Audi TT Roadster and Volkswagen Golf VI Convertible ship with the new module enclosure. The smaller, slimmer shape of the module makes it easier to install it in tighter spaces in the car. Two built in LEDs show the status of the module and aid during installation.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Audi and VW make using the top simpler and more comfortable. The retrofit kit made and offered by Mods4cars allows drivers to open and close the top while driving at slow speeds of up to 60 km/h (~38 mph). All that is needed is a quick, single touch of the switch to start full automatic operation. It is no longer necessary to hold it down for the entire time of the operation.

Additionally the top can be controlled from afar by using the original factory key fob remote. A key combination sets the top in motion. On hot days the top can be lowered while still approaching the car and at the first sign of rainfall the top can be closed quickly without the need to walk to the car.

Apart from these two main features all SmartTOP modules offer a host of bonus features, all of which are user configurable. The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. On the Audi A3 and A4 all windows can be closed automatically with the switch in the driver’s door. VW Golf VI drivers can reverse the direction of the top switch to make it more intuitive. An extended mode can be activated which allows the engine to be started or stopped while the top continues to open or close. The entire module can be deactivated temporarily if needed, while retaining all other user settings.

Mods4cars continually works on improving its products. “In order to make this possible, all of our modules come equipped with a USB port that allows end users to flash firmware updates at home.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “The updates are available free of charge for our customers on our web site. This is unparalleled service in a product segment like ours.” Sven Tornow continues.

The Convertible Top Controller for Audi and VW come with plug-in-between wiring harnesses for simple and easy installation. This custom designed wire adapter connects the module safely and securely to the vehicle electronics. SmartTOP 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, Volvo and VW.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Audi A3 and A4 Convertibles as well as Audi TT Roadster and VW Golf Convertible is available for 249 Euros + tax.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

Convertible Top Controller for Audi

Hardware Upgrade: SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen EOS by Mods4cars 2/2

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen EOS Feature Overview:

Remote control of convertible top
Open/close your convertible top using the original factory remote control key / key fob.
Open/Close the top while driving
Never have to stop again for your top: Open/Close your top while driving. Speed programmable up to 44kmh.
One-Touch power convertible top
“One-Touch” convertible top operation allows your top to open or close automatically.
Text setup in LCD (up to MY2009)
Configure functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our full text setup menu.
Passive / Invisible mode
Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car.
Reversible plug-in installation
Remove any time allowing sale or return of a leased vehicle in it’s original condition.
Separate window control
Open and close the windows and the sunroof separately by remote without activating the top.
Chirp-signal function
When locking and/or unlocking the car, the horn sounds briefly if desired.
Top convenience mode
Turning the ignition on or off does not interrupt convertible top operation.
Comfort window close
One-Touch operation when closing all windows simultaneously via the separate driver’s door switch.
Hazard Signals
Optionally the hazard blinkers are activated while top is operated from the remote.
Automatic door locks
Set power locks to automatically lock and unlock the doors when you drive.
Sunroof One-Touch
Windows and sunroof can now be closed automatically at the touch of one button.
Mirror Park Assist
This feature can automatically dip down the passenger mirror in reverse gear.
Hitch lockout bypass
Enable or disable the factory hitch lock-out to allow use of the convertible top with hitch connected.
Invert switch logic
Direction of center console top and sunroof switch can be changed to "pull to open" and "push to close".
Plug-n-Play Wiring harness
Custom designed plug-in-between wiring harness for extremely simple and quick installation included.
USB Port for easy setup / updates
This module can be configured and updated using any Mac or PC.
AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

Hardware Upgrade: SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen EOS by Mods4cars 1/2

Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars revamped the design of the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller modules. Just in time for the upcoming convertible season 2014 the SmartTOP module for Volkswagen EOS received the facelift product enclosure. The enclosure was exclusively and custom designed by Mods4cars for this product.

“The new design is not just an improvement in esthetics. It also makes installation much easier for our customers” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. The new enclosure houses two LEDs that show current status, correct connections or trouble codes during installation. “Additionally the new SmartTOP enclosure is 30% smaller in volume and slimmer. Therefore it can be installed a lot easier in tight spaces.” Sven Tornow continues.

“We are happy to announce that we were able to make installation of our SmartTOP aftermarket kit for the VW EOS easier yet again.” Sven Tornow concludes. A while back the outfit introduced a plug-and-play wiring adapter. This adapter was also custom designed and allows installing the module by simply connecting a few plugs with the car electronics. It uses perfect fit connectors with secure latches to ensure a tight fit while preventing any kind of wrong connection.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Control module for Volkswagen EOS allows owners to open and close the top while driving at slow speeds (user programmable up to 44 km/h / 28mph) using convenient one-touch operation. It is no longer necessary to pull over and hold down the top switch. SmartTOP customers get both hands back on the steering wheel a lot faster.

Additionally it is possible to control the top from a distance by just using the supplied factory remote fobs. Walking toward their EOS, customers can already start opening the top and drive off with the top down. Sudden rainfall is no longer a reason to run to the car, instead the top can be conveniently closed from a distance.

Along with these two main features there is a host of bonus features present in the module, all of which are user programmable. It is possible to separately control the windows from the remote, activate a quick chirp signal when locking or unlocking the car and the hazard blinkers can be activated during remote operation.

The direction of the top switch can be reversed and it is possible to override the trailer lockout and use the top with attached trailer. A park assist feature lowers the passenger mirror when in reverse and starting or stopping the engine will not stop an ongoing top operation when in extended mode. The entire module can also be temporarily disabled while retaining all user settings.

All features can be configured and the product can be updated via USB connection and PC/Mac computer software available free of charge online. Updates for the product firmware are also free of charge for the life of the product.

The SmartTOP kit for Volkswagen EOS is available for 249 Euro + tax.

Kits are also available for the following popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle now available 2/2

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Feature Overview:

Remote control of convertible top
Open/Close your convertible top using the original factory remote control key / key fob.
One-Touch power convertible top
“One-Touch” convertible top operation allows your top to open or close automatically.
Individually programmable
Configure functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our signature blinker setup menu.
Passive / Invisible mode
Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car.
Reversible plug-in installation
Remove any time allowing sale or return of a leased vehicle in it’s original condition.
Top convenience mode
Turning the ignition on or off does not interrupt convertible top operation.
Plug-n-Play Wiring harness
Custom designed plug-in-between wiring harness for extremely simple and quick installation included.
USB Port for easy setup / updates
This module can be configured and updated using any Mac or PC.
AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle now available 1/2

Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars kicks off the year 2014 with a new product. The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller module for Volkswagen Beetle Convertibles is now in stock. Thanks to the convenience features of the add-on module Beetle Convertible owners get to enjoy their cars even more from this day forward. It is now possible to open or close the top fully automatically from the original factory key fob remote. No changes are necessary to the existing remotes. The remote operation comes in handy when drivers want to air out the car by lowering the top before driving off or in order to make stowing luggage on the back seat super easy.

Additionally the module adds one-touch convenience to the existing center console switch. It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch for the duration of the top operation. A quick tap on the switch is all that is needed. Now that opening the top takes less time and effort, the car is going to be used top-down more frequently, even on shorter drives.

An extended mode can be activated to allow continuing top operation while the engine is started or stopped. The entire module can temporarily be disabled in cases where others are driving the car and are not expecting the full automatic behavior. The SmartTOP module is equipped with a USB port which allows quick and easy set-up or firmware updates via PC or Mac. Support software and update files are available on the outfits’ website free of charge.

The brand new SmartTOP module for VW Beetle Convertibles ships right from the start with the recently introduced, exclusive and custom designed Mods4cars product enclosure. The new design was tailored specifically to the needs of this product and environment. The circuit board is optimally protected and all connectors including the USB port are fully enclosed. The new enclosure is very sleek and small, fits into very tight spaces and also shows status information via two LEDs, aiding during the installation process.

“In order to make installation as simple as possible, the SmartTOP kit for Beetle comes with a full plug-and-play wiring adapter which allows a simple and secure connection between the module and the car electronics.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. It is not necessary to cut or splice any wires. Installing or removing the kit can be done by anyone and leaves no traces or damage.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for VW Beetle Convertibles retails for 249 Euros + tax.

SmartTOP modules are available for: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle announced 2/2

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Feature Overview:

Remote control of convertible top
Open/Close your convertible top using the original factory remote control key / key fob.
One-Touch power convertible top
“One-Touch” convertible top operation allows your top to open or close automatically.
Individually programmable
Configure functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our signature blinker setup menu.
Passive / Invisible mode
Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car.
Reversible plug-in installation
Remove any time allowing sale or return of a leased vehicle in it’s original condition.
Top convenience mode
Turning the ignition on or off does not interrupt convertible top operation.
Plug-n-Play Wiring harness
Custom designed plug-in-between wiring harness for extremely simple and quick installation included.
USB Port for easy setup / updates
This module can be configured and updated using any Mac or PC.
AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Volkswagen Beetle announced 1/2

Aftermarket electronics specialist Mods4cars just announced the soon to be available SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for the Volkswagen Beetle convertible. In just a few weeks the new kit will become available and make use of the top easier and more fun. The module adds one-touch convenience to the console switch, eliminating the need to hold down the switch for the duration of the operation. A quick tap is enough to fully open or close the top. This allows owners to enjoy the top-down driving experience more often.

In addition to the one-touch feature from inside, the SmartTOP kit adds another neat feature. The top can be raised or lowered fully automatically from the original key fob remote with just a quick combination of key presses.

“Top control from the original key fob is a very popular feature with our customers. It allows putting the top down on hot days, even before reaching the car”, says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “The feature can also come in handy when trying to transport bigger items on the back seat. Our customer will not need to get in the car first and manually lower the top in order to start loading. A quick use of the fob opens the top, saving time and providing the ultimate user experience.” Sven Tornow continues.

It is possible to get in the car and start the engine while the top is moving. A top operation started from the remote will not be interrupted by turning the engine on. If needed, the entire module can be temporarily disabled. A standard mini USB port built into the module allows quick and easy programming of all user configurable settings as well as flashing firmware updates which will always be available free of charge online.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for the Volkswagen Beetle convertible will sport the new, custom designed Mods4cars enclosure. Apart from its sleek, fully sealed design it sports two LEDs for detailed status information. The kit comes with a wiring adapter that allows quick and easy installation in the car.

The convenience add-on kit for the Volkswagen Beetle is available for 249 Euros + tax.

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

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP for Volkswagen EOS now comes with a new Plug and Play Harness

The SmartTOP aftermarket convertible top control module offered by Mods4cars for Volkswagen EOS now ships with an advanced plug-in-between wiring adapter for an even easier installation. All plugs only fit one way and latch securely into place. No mistakes can be made during installation.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !