Infra-Red Switch Control allows the driver to operate secondary functions from a single box using just one finger. The box is often combined with a steering knob so the driver can operate a range of switches at the same time as steering the car.
Different models are available that can operate 5, 9, 12 or 18 functions. The control panel can also be illuminated for night-time driving.
This system still allows the vehicle to be driven conventionally using the existing controls.
Infra-Red Switch Controls are ideal for:
- Drivers who are not able to operate the secondary controls as both hands are being used for other functions.
- Drivers with only one functioning arm who are therefore not able to release the steering wheel.
Bleeper Infra Red Control
A bleeper system is a single switch device that will operate up to 12 secondary functions on the vehicle from just one button. It is designed for people with severe disabilities. The button can be fitted at various positions within the car allowing the driver to operate the functions with, for example, their fingers, elbow, knee, head etc.
Holding the button down will generate a series of 'bleeps'. Releasing the button will operate a particular function depending on how many bleeps have sounded.
Examples of secondary functions are: lights, horn, indicators, wipers, windscreen washer etc. This system still allows the vehicle to be driven conventionally using the existing controls.
It will suit:
- Drivers who are severely limited in their ability to switch on secondary vehicle functions (lights, indicators etc) as their usable movements are taken up with the main driving tasks of steering, braking and accelerating.
- A single switch to operate 9 or 12 of the vehicle's secondary controls.