If you’re interested in the comprehensive pages on the three different secondary car function keypads, the navigate below to the different pages to see what’s right for you.
Secondary Car Function Keypads
The point of these keypads is to allow the disabled driver to be able to activate specific functions such as the headlights, turn signals and many more (up to 12 with GuidoSimplex) without having to compromise relaxing… and most importantly safe driving.
This is achieved by the position of the keypad being around or literally on the steering wheel, which allows the driver to be able to keep his hands close to, or even on the steering wheel.
One of the problems faced by people who use hand controls is having to rapidly switch back and forth between important secondary functions such as the turn signals.
These are used with such regularity that its made sense that they should be incorporated into a piece of equipment which allows a driving experience that isn’t worried by the rapid switching required.
A few differences you’ll find with the above models…
There are a few differences you’ll find upon introspection of the devices above, the two main ones regard to their:
- Button Functions
The ‘FV’ model uses infrared technology to connect to the car’s interface, allowing for it to be rapidly taken of allowing for regular driving.
However, the downsides of this is that it requires a battery which must be charged consistently.
The 898B features only 5 pre set buttons as opposed to the twelve for the other two models, this limits what they keypad can do… but at the same time you have to consider that those five buttons are by the far most important and more frequently used ones. So is it worth cluttering your keypad with buttons you won’t use and may very well confuse you, especially when getting started?
These are all questions you’ll need to consider.
Handicapped Driving Controls
If you want to find out more about the topic of driving controls, the various manufacturer’s products and services then visit our page on hand controls for vehicles for further information.