DRIVING AID VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS
Not only do we build high quality wheelchair accessible vehicles, we also modify cars and commercial vehicles to help make driving easier. We have a wide range of driving aids; from hand and foot controls, to complex audio control systems. Our goal is to get you out of the house and back on the road.
We only use industry-leading, quality products, along with a support network of excellent Driver Trained Occupational Therapists.
Whatever your needs, we have the answer.
WHAT TYPE OF HAND CONTROLS ARE AVAILABLE?
SATELLITE HAND CONTROLS
Acceleration is similar to a Motor Cycle in that you have to rotate the handle. Braking is achieved by pushing the lever towards the feet.
Acceleration is obtained by pulling the lever downwards towards the lap whilst Braking is achieved by pushing the lever towards the feet
ELECTRONIC / REMOTE CONTROLS
Brazier Mobility are the South Australian agents for the “RF 360”. The controller is an advanced Hand Control unit enabling a mobility challenged driver to activate up to 6 different electronic functions from either the steering wheel or other existing disability hardware.
The unit is constructed using high quality, state of the art, micro-electronic software and as a result offer the ability to connect directly into the CAN-BUS electrical configurations of most modern computerised vehicles.
✓ 6 Function Keypad
✓ Hard Wired Keypad or RF Remote control
✓ Quality Pressure switches
✓ CAN-BUS interface compatibility
✓ Existing Vehicle controls remain dominant
✓ Affordability: We are approved installers for PME, Fadiel and RB Signaller.
VOICE ACTUATED HAND CONTROLS
The Voice Command system brings the latest assistive technology to the automotive industry. Voice prompts activate the auxiliary controls of the vehicle and the software is programmed to work with various languages including ‘Australian’ English. The intelligent software continues to recognise voice prompts regardless of music or voices coming from the radio.
The high quality shotgun microphone is designed to be directed to the driver with the gooseneck connection and specifically recognising the voice of the driver. This is advantageous because it can pick up the sound only from the user, directly in front, while disregarding any other unwanted sounds that may be present in the environment.
Functions that are typically activated with the voice command are:
Low beam lights
High beam lights
Wipers – slow – medium – fast
Windows down/up – driver & passenger
A Steering Wheel Spinner Knob allows the driver to control the Steering Wheel via one hand holding the knob. The knob is easily removed (and refitted into another vehicle) when not in use – returning the Steering Wheel to the normal 2 handed operation.
A Spinner Fork is suitable for drivers who do not have enough grip strength to use a standard steering wheel or spinner knob . It has a press button located on the underside which, when pressed releases the knob using one hand.
MULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL SPINNER KNOBS
The Multi Function Steering Wheel Spinner Knob allows the driver easy control of the Steering Wheel coupled with “Electronic touch” i.e. finger tip touch control of up to 6 functions (Lights, Horn,Turn Indicators, Wipers & Washers).
The 2 or 3 Point steering wheel spinner knobs are designed for one handed steering. They can be fitted to most steering wheels using an Allen key and spanner.
The Spinner Knob is suitable for drivers who do not have enough grip strength to use a standard steering wheel or spinner knob. It has a press button located on the top or underside which, when pressed releases the knob using one hand.
V-SHAPED STEERING WHEEL SPINNER KNOBS
LEFT FOOT ACCELERATOR PEDALS
We install Left Foot Accelerator Pedals where an individual has either lost or has limited Right Foot use. Irrespective of whether your car’s accelerator is mechanical or electronic/fly by wire we are able to supply & install the appropriate componentary whilst not removing the manufacturer’s original pedal.
This allows the manufacturers right foot accelerator pedal to return to normal usage when being driven by an able bodied person.
This base plate allows the standard pedals to be used until the Left Foot Accelerator is needed.
The Left Foot Accelerator is clipped into the base plate when required.
DRIVER INSTRUCTOR PEDALS
A specialised service where a second set of foot controls are installed in the passenger side of a Driving Instructors Motor Vehicle.
Pedal extensions are essential for people who have difficulty reaching their; accelerator, brake, or clutch pedals. This design features a high build quality unit that bolts directly to the pad of the pedal, as well as angle and height adjustment.
We can also raise floor heights if needed.