Hand controls and Driving controls

Advanced Driving Controls

At Automotive Innovations Bridgewater, MA we build Advanced Driving Controls, or "High-Tech Driving Systems", creating options for drivers with higher levels of disability. Advanced driving controls are truly a custom mobility solution for todays quadriplegic driver. As a result, the key components of these systems are combined, fitted and installed based on an extremely thorough process developed over more than 20 years of evaluation, prescription and fine-tuning experience.

We have designed and manufactured assistive driving controls along with adaptive mobility devices for individuals with disabilities with more severe higher levels of injury that require more sophisticated types of assistive technology to enable them to drive safely for more than 20 years.

Our driving controls and technology have been accepted by the Federal Veterans Administration Agency for sale and distribution throughout the United States for more than 20 years.

We are a leading manufacturer and installer of adaptive driving systems in the New England Area. Automotive Innovations offers an electro-mechanical driving system that gives people with disabilities an opportunity to drive.

We believe independence is an important part of life, which is why we strive to build the best Adaptive Mobility Equipment products on the market.

Automotive Innovations driving systems can be installed into any vehicle. We can install our systems into anything from a Lamborghini to a Ford. We always tailor our driving system to meet the Independent needs of the individual. Each of our vans is designed for a specific individual and there adaptive mobility equipment needs.

Our Dodge servo driving system is designed with our customers in mind. All secondary controls (i.e.. heating, AC, windows) are on touch pads or toggle switch consoles that are within inches of your hands so they are easily accessible. The steering can be a zero effort, reduced-effort or servo steering system. This allows our customers the ability to make turns with very little effort. The Gas and Brake system is also a hand-controlled function, which is built custom for each customer's unique needs.

We have a long history of providing long lasting adaptive vehicle mobility solutions and modifications. Our hand controls and other equipment have been beneficial to many people all over the world.

In Bridgewater, MA we manufacture a variety of primary driving control options designed to operate the gas, brake and steering controls of a motor vehicle. In years past, we developed a number of independent driving systems such as the popular Electronic Gas Brake, Servo Steering, and Joystick steering.

At Automotive Innovations our primary driving control system for Dodge mobility vans provides low-effort control and mobility solutions for your specific requirements to operate the factory gas, brake, and steering controls. A variety of unique interfaces to the control system are available and can be mounted nearly anywhere in the driver's area of the vehicle. These "input devices," as they are called, have the look and feel of factory driving controls, but are designed specifically for the purpose of maximizing your abilities.

Automotive Innovations Bridgewater, MA servo steering and servo gas brake utilizes a sophisticated design to convert your limited mechanical input into the ability to manipulate the factory gas and brake pedals and or the factory steering column.

Whether you require just gas and brakes, or just steering, or gas, brakes, and steering, Automotive Innovations Bridgewater, MA has adaptive mobility equipment solutions for you!

Reduced Effort Modifications

All the modifications that are done in Bridgewater, MA are used in conjunction with hand controls and other accessible adaptations to reduce the physical strength required to perform the operations of braking and steering. Our reduced effort braking and reduced effort steering are modification packages that make the steering wheel or brake pedal easier to turn or push. The level of assistance or "reduced-effort" is adjusted to the level prescribed by the driver rehabilitation specialist, based on the strength of the driver.

Dodge Reduced Effort Steering

Our Reduced Effort Steering modification to steering boxes and steering racks are available for all American vans and most cars with factory power steering. Automotive Innovations will modify your steering to low or no effort. Standard factory power steering requires approximately 40 ounces of effort to operate. Automotive Innovations Bridgewater, MA steering modifications can reduce the required effort to 20-24 ounces (low effort) or 6-8 ounces (no effort). (These statistics will vary depending on model of car and tire size)

Automotive Innovations reduced effort steering modification reduces the amount of effort it takes to move a steering wheel. There is low effort to no effort available depending on the model of car and tire size.

Low effort and no effort braking modifications significantly reduces the required pressure needed to press down on a pedal to brake.

Backup Steering Systems

Emergency power assisted steering if factory power steering system fails. Test circuits are provided which enable customers to check system prior to driving. Audio and visual alarms alert driver to factory power steering failure--backup system instantaneously activates. Does not require low or no effort steering modification. All Automotive Innovations backup steering systems have come with a fluid cooler for the past 20 years to reduce the temperature of the fluid in the system extending it's life significantly.

Custom Steering Column Extensions

We build a full line of custom steering systems, columns, and extensions. Our columns can accommodate any driver's need.

Dodge Foot Steering Systems

For those customers without arms or the use of them, the foot steering system is usually combined with sensitized steering and adaptations for other dash controls. Automotive Innovations understands that most items concerning foot controlled steering need to be customized and built to and individuals specific needs.

Automotive Innovations can can build and install your custom foot steering system. Call us today 508-697-6006 and speak with one of our mobility experts. In a short time Automotive Innovations will install your custom foot steering system. We recommend mid- to full-sized American cars and some minivans for this modification.

Servo Hand Controls

Gas Brake Hand Controls in the advanced driving aid category are of course more advanced and are typically for individuals with very limited mobility and strength for operating a vehicle. A slight touch of various adaptive devices allow the car to accelerate and brake with ease.

Automotive Innovations Electric Gas and Brakes are operated from an electric servo in the form of a joystick, Tri-Pin or lever input device. Individuals can then use their hands to control their speed and to brake.

Servo Steering Controls

Horizontal Steering System accommodates a limited range of motion when the driver cannot use a conventional steering wheel.

Servo steering allows the steering control to be located almost anywhere to assist the operator and can be fitted with a miniature or small steering wheel.

Horizontal Steering Systems

The Automotive Innovations horizontal steering system is customized to meet the needs of those with high-level spinal cord injuries and all others who experience limited arm strength and range of motion. It is usually used in conjunction with our servo hand controls.

Secondary Controls

Secondary Driving Controls

The secondary driving controls manufactured by Automotive Innovations are designed to operate vehicle functions other than gas, brakes, and steering. We offer a variety of options for many different vehicle applications. Our controls can be installed as a complete console system to complement your primary driving controls or they can be installed individually.

Electronic Gear Selection

Electronic Gear Selection allows the operator to push a button for a gear selection.

Voice Scan Uses one to two targets or buttons to operate a multitude of functions within the vehicle while utilizing a verbal audible menu. Crescent Industries provides Automotive Innovations with advanced remote accessory controls including single touch and voice scan. The products are reliable and easily serviced, including a warranty that commits to customer satisfaction

Our custom Dodge driving systems enables people with disabilities an opportunity to drive.

At Automotive Innovations Bridgewater, MA we believe a Dodge independent driving system is an important part of your life!

We Build A Mechanical Hydraulic Steering System, with a Backup Steering System (BUSS)

Safe, Simple and Rugged. OEM Steering Wheel may remain in all vehicles, if placement of the servo steering wheel permits. Our Backup Power Steering System allows the user to steer if the engine shuts off, and is automatic. Customized orthotic adaptations and adjustable force and feedback are available to suit each application. Reduced-effort or Zero-effort force used to steer.

Bridgewater, MA EGS Electric Gear Shifter Directly attaches to the OEM shifter hardware. Utilizes the OEM transmission control display on the vehicle's dash. Activated through several switching options.

Electronic Park Brake

A Linear actuator system with enough torque to stop your vehicle when parking in steep areas or in an emergency situation. Activated through several switching options and can be located in any area that is most accessible to the user's range of motion.

We are committed to coming up with new and innovative mobility solutions to meet your adaptive mobility equipment needs in the New England Area!

We are a premier manufacturer of automotive mobility equipment in Bridgewater, MA.

Our electronic mobility controls have been enabling consumers in the New England Area with the ability to have a safe and independent driving system for more than 20 years

Call Automotive Innovations Bridgewater, MA 508-697-6006 for any of your adaptive driving control needs.

In Bridgewater, MA we build quality long lasting electric mobility driving controls, our servo steering, electronic gas and brake devices and other adaptive mobility equipment have been exceeding the expectations of consumers in the New England area for more than two decades.