Advanced Concepts In Automobile Driver Controls 730472
Finger operated driver controls which connect directly to the carburetor and power brake servo valve offer driving ability to the handicapped not able to operate conventional hand controls. Mechanical servo connections eliminate the need for pushrod and lever connections to the foot pedals. Use of a set of control modules with the direct connections offers all drivers a safe and versatile control system requiring much less effort and range of motion.
Safety results from smooth positive control action and from an auxiliary power backup system. Versatility results from the direct connections and low effort and travel required by this new system. Optimum “feel” is obtained by proper combination of the force and displacement feedback loops built into the system connections. Addition of optional modules for control of lights, wipers, seats, etc., enable this modular concept to offer completely independent automobile travel to handicapped people previously unable to drive an automobile.