Hand controls enable an automatic car to be driven without using the foot pedals. Hand controls are commonly used in conjunction with steering aids, allowing the driver to steer using the left hand, while operating the acceleration and braking using the right hand. With each of the following systems the car can still be driven using the pedals and standard controls.
Push/Pull Brake Accelerator
A True Driving Experience
Designed for drivers who are unable to operate the foot pedals, this adaptation allows a driver to operate the brake and accelerator by hand using a push/pull single lever.
Using precision components and axial roller bearings, the Push/Pull Brake Accelerator offers the driver unrivalled smooth and responsive operation.
Integral Indicator Switch
Hand controls are available with an integral indicator switch in the handle. When driving with hand controls, your right hand will be operating the brake/accelerator lever and your left hand will be required for steering, therefore you may find it difficult to operate the indicators with the vehicle’s standard indicator stalk.
The Carospeed is a universal floor-mounted hand control that moves the accelerator and brake pedals to an intuitive hand control; pull to accelerate and push to brake.
Each Carospeed comes fitted with a hill holder to hold the brake pedal down. In this way hands are freed at trafﬁc lights to change gears or tune the radio. Cruise control is an optional extra and its set function is activated using the same button as the hill-holder.
|Electronic Accelerators – (Alternative solution) recommended for people with limited strength in the hands, more expensive|
|Steering Aids – designed to aid one handed steering, commonly used with the push/pull brake accelerator|
|Hinged Accelerator Pedal – the accelerator pedal can be folded up when the hand control is being operated, providing more leg room|
|Pedal Guard – designed to block access to the pedals when hand controls are in use|
|Remote Control Devices – advanced steering aids with keypad controls|