Mechanical linkages to allow for hand control of the brake and accelerator
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High Quality, Professional Looking and Comfortable to Use
PME Hand Controls use mechanical linkages to allow for left or right handed control of the brake and accelerator. Our design offers a simple intuitive operation which incorporates the least fatiguing and most natural motion to apply the accelerator. They are comfortable and responsive to use.
At PME we achieve the best possible result with no, or minimal, modification to the vehicle’s interior to retain the factory look. Quality is assured; PME hand controls are certified to Australian Standard 3954.2 for your safety.
There are two standard types available with different methods of operation;
Hand Controls will generally be installed with a spinner knob for steering and accessory controls on the hand controls or on the spinner so that blinkers, head lights and other functions can be operated without removing hands from the wheel or hand control.
And Now Available: PME Knee Intrusion Air-bag Compatible Hand Controls
Previously, vehicle modifiers have been unable to install hand controls into vehicles with a Knee Intrusion Airbag. This is because it is necessary for the hand controls to run below the dash, and right across the air-bag, making them a hazard should the air-bag deploy.
Electronic Accelerators such as the Accelerator Rings and Electronic Radial do not have this problem as the mechanical brake bar can be routed around the airbag. This is the preferred option as all safety systems are maintained.
However, for the case where electronic controls are not preferable, PME have developed an exclusive Hand Control system that is compatible with Knee Intrusion Air-bags and satisfies current RTA requirements.This system features a removable connecting rod that temporarily disables the Knee Intrusion Air-bag ONLY while installed. This rod is removed with 30 seconds when an able-bodied driver takes the wheel and the Knee Intrusion Air-bag is re-enabled.
As increasing numbers of vehicles are incorporating this safety feature, PME are continually working on new developments in this area. However,we still advise that customers avoid vehicles fitted with Knee Intrusion Airbags as unfortunately this system comes at an extra cost. Please discuss your intentions with us before purchasing a vehicle with these Air-bags.
PME Hand Control Options and Features
- The device can be fitted with orthopaedic grips for higher level quadriplegia or PME also offers Custom Hand Controls if a unique solution is required.
- Hand Control modifications can optionally include flip-up pedals to improve the users safety. Flip-up pedals avoid the risk of the pedals being accidentally depressed when the vehicle is in use by the disabled driver.
- Indicators are generally located on the Hand Control unit to reduce the movement and so the risk involved in indicating. The indicators are self-cancelling so that they turn off after a manoeuvre has been made. Windscreen wiper, horn and high beam functions are also available from the Hand Control unit.
Designed for natural, low fatigue operation
- Designed to meet Australian Standards for your safety
Minimal modification to vehicle interior
Can be installed for right or left handed operation
Radial or Push-Pull systems available
Knee Intrusion Air-Bag Compatible Hand Controls Available