At Advanced Driving Systems, you’ll find a large selection of mechanical and electronic hand controls that will give you ultimate control of your vehicle. We work with leading industry manufacturers like Sure Grip Hand Controls to provide you with the most dependable equipment for your car, van, SUV or truck.
Mechanical Hand Controls
Mechanical Hand Controls mean that the brake and acceleration have been mechanically linked. For instance, with a Push/Right Angle hand control, you press the handle forward to brake or downward to accelerate. Located within the dash, these hand controls offer increased leg room and come with a lock-out feature for when the vehicle is being driven by other drivers.
Other options include: Push/Rock hand controls which allows both hands on the wheel with easy access to the turn stock; Push/Pull considered to be one of the most basic designs; Push/Twist motorcycle style hand controls that you push to brake and twist to accelerate; Brake Only hand controls for those who use the foot pedal for accelerating and hand control for braking.
Electronic Hand Controls
While the hand control options remain the same (Push/Pull, Push/Right Angle, Push/Rock, Push/Twist), electronic hand controls use the vehicle manufacturer’s electronic signal to control the throttle. This reduces the need for dash modifications and increases leg and lap room. Additionally, electronic driving controls offer added safety measures, acceleration responsiveness that is unachievable with mechanical gas controls, and a City Mode feature which offers a sensitivity adjustment. Sure Grip electronic hand controls are available for installation on the left or right side.
With so many options, we are sure to find the right configuration for you. Visit our vehicle inventory to see handicap vans with hand controls for sale or give us a call at 850-671-2300 to discuss how we can modify handicap vehicles with hand controls.