2013-12-18 12:55:31 - In order to maintain independence, it is important to stay mobile. Therefore if you have been motoring for a number of years, your vehicle may be your independence, and there is no reason why you cannot stay behind the wheel for many more years to come.
Sirus Automotive, specialists in converting ‘Drive from Wheelchair’ and ‘Passenger up Front’ vehicles have launched a new vehicle adaptations service. Recognising the need for this kind of service within the Midlands area, Sirus have employed a full time Adaptations Specialist who is out on the road, with a fully equipped Adaptations vehicle. This allows cutomers to make an appointment and have a no obligation, home demonstration at their convenience.
Sirus are able to address any aspect of vehicle modifications to the highest standard, with help and advice before, during and after work is complete.
Something as simple as reduced finger dexterity for example can hinder driving ability, making even the most simple journey hard work. The Sirus Adaptations service offers
a full range of driving modifications which can be fitted to a vehicle to meet the customer's exact needs.
Some of the adaptations available with the new service are:-
Push / pull hand controls
For impaired leg function, mechanical push / pull hand controls are an ideal solution.
Steering balls / pegs which are designed to aid one handed steering and clamp directly to the wheel.
With the same function as the Push / Pull accelerator, an electronic ring accelerator provides light, non-tiring acceleration and is also designed to blend in with the vehicle’s interior.
Infra Red Controls
Infra red controls allow the driver to operate up to 18 of the vehicles secondary controls such as indicators, wipers, horn, lights etc. A handset fitted with a steering aid is mounted to the steering wheel enabling figure tip operation of the vehicles secondary functions.
Again for impaired leg functions or if the driver has a manual car and doesn't want to change to an automatic. A
Syncro clutch can be fitted to virtually any type of car, van or truck and converts a manual gear shift to a semi automatic.
These can often be a very simple and cost effective solution for people with limited leg movement, for example the left foot accelerator. This enables the driver to operate the throttle with the left foot while the original accelerator pedal is safely out of the way.
For people with left hand mobility difficulty, or if finger dexterity is reduced, a simple lever can be used to eliminate the need to depress the release button on the handbrake.
The sensors can detect unseen obstacles in front and behind taking the stress out of parking and reducing the risk of collisions.
This sensor detects rain, sleet and snow upon hitting the windscreen. This activates the wipers automatically at the correct speed so the driver doesn't have to take their hands off the steering wheel to adjust the speed of the wipers.
Reversing Camera and Monitor
The reversing camera provides a third eye whilst parking the vehicle. By using a discrete camera fitted into the bumper or in the back window it displays the rear view image on to a LCD monitor integrated in the rear view mirror.
Cruise control can fulfil the function of an automatic speed control. This can improve driving comfort on long journeys helping to reduce stress, tiredness and can also increase road safety and eliminate accidental speeding.
This new adaptations service will be of enormous benefit to drivers with a disability living in the Midlands area, and it is hoped to improve the mobility and independence of many people throughout the area.
If you require further information or require a demonstration, feel free to contact Sirus Automotive Ltd ( www.sirusautomotive.co.uk
) on 0121 505 7777.