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Space Drive II

Endless Possibilities; if you ever thought "there's no way I can drive" this unique and revolutionary system could very likely change your mind

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Vision becomes Reality...

Space Drive is the most advanced driving technology available. Thousands of people world-wide have access to mobility they would otherwise be without, due to this suite of controls. Our customers said it has helped them start a new life.

This unique system combines sophisticated hardware and software with an advanced safety concept, to result in maximum accessibility and complete safety. Thanks to its modular design and adjustable electronic parameters, the Space Drive system can be tailored to your needs.

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Highly Advanced Driving Controls

Digital input controls send electronic signals to individual motors that operate the brake, accelerator and steering via an advanced ECU. As the system is electronic and there are no direct mechanical linkages from the controls, the controls can be operated with absolute minimal effort. It allows persons with low residual strength, a large girth, minimum movement capabilities and those without multiple limbs to safely drive a car. We configure the single modules individually and can readjust the software and hardware if your clinical picture changes.

Multiple redundancy – absolutely fail-safe

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Travel Safely! The spectacular PARAVAN Space Drive system has been developed according to this motto. Space Drive is the first Drive by Wire control system with road traffic certification and the only system with active, three-fold redundancy.

Steering, braking, and accelerating control signals are sent to the PARAVAN brain three times. The signals are then processed in parallel by three identical processors, which monitor each other. This ensures that the signals being sent are correct and if any system were to fail, the triple redundant systems mean a backup takes over its function, allow the driver to maintain control, even if there is a power failure.

The system is absolutely fail-safe. This is guaranteed by the globally unique triple active redundancy of all components.  As this system allows electronic control of steering and brakes on top of acceleration, for the driver's safety as well as other road users, this level of security is not only sensible, it is a must.

Space drive has passed stringent standards and testing in Germany.This system meets the same standards required for Cardiac pace makers!

Check out these videos to learn more about the capabilities of the Paravan Space Drive system for the future of driving and vehicle control.



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Input Devices

You have the choice of a wide range of input devices . All primary functions such as braking, accelerating and steering can be executed safely and conveniently using the accelerator-brake lever, joystick, tiller steering and mini-steering wheel.The SPACE DRIVE controls have been designed to combine harmoniously and can be positioned anywhere to provide ultimate convenience and ease-of-use for the driver

Thanks to this wide range, we can tailor the system precisely to your individual needs.

Accelerator-Brake Lever

An electronic slider for acceleration and braking. Simply push forward for acceleration and pull back for brake.

Mini Wheel

At just 15 cm, the handy, power-adjusted alternative to a standard steering wheel.

Joystick

Control steering left and right, or accelerator and brake functions, using a two way joystick. Or control steering, accelerator and brakes all together using a four way joystick.

Tiller Steering

Digital steering using the wrist. Angle of rotation can be adjusted.

Joystick

Control steering left and right, or accelerator and brake functions, using a two way joystick. Or control steering, accelerator and brakes all together using a four way joystick.

Touch Pad Gear Selection

Touch sensors for gear selection in a vehicle with automatic transmission. The device can be programmed to initiate a key-less start. For more information on the touch pad gear selection visit the electromechanical gearshift modification page.

Secondary Function Touch Pad and Voice Command

Touch sensors for operation of secondary functions including horn, low and high beam headlights and windscreen wipers. The device can also perform a key-less start. If necessary, it is also possible to operate secondary functions by voice command.
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Learn to drive with complete confidence, in complete safety

Qualified driving instructors trained at the official PARAVAN driving schools in Germany accompany you on your journey to being mobile. Our adaptable Evaluation vehicle is set up to allow you to become familiar with Space Drive technology, before you move into your own car.

The Space Drive Instructors Console allows the Instructor to monitor your actions and take control at any time if they feel you are at risk.

Check out these images of drivers learning to use the Paravan Space Drive system.


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The Future is Here

This advanced system is a result of almost 17 years and 6000 systems on public roads in 2017. Users of this system have together driven more than 120 million kilometers. Drivers have been using this system on Australian roads for over 7 years.





 

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PME Auto Conversions is located in Hornsby Heights NSW and specialises in customised vehicle modifications for people with disability. Our expertise includes driving controls from hand controls and left foot accelerators up to high-end electronic mobility controls, as well as wheelchair access and transfer, for cars and vans, and more. We engineer modifications to cater for any form of physical handicap. Ultimately, PME provides options for people who are disabled, in any way, to enjoy 'Dynamic Living'.