While the mini has the ability to open the top from the factory key, the driver cannot close it from the same key. With the SmartTOP module, the driver can not only close it from the key but can also single tap the switch in the car and the roof mechanism will open to the sunroof position or double tap for the roof to fully open. This means no longer will the driver have to pull over and hold the switch until the roof has finished it's operation. The SmartTOP will allow the roof to operate while the car is moving up to a preset speed. In all, SmartTOP is all about convenience.