Europe News: Bluetooth connects disabled drivers

Europe News:  Bluetooth connects disabled drivers

According to a recent article in Car Pages, Bluetooth is replacing infra-red as the means of communication between disabled drivers and their vehicles.

Electronic hand controls for disabled drivers usually consist of a keypad of tiny buttons fitted on to a steering wheel grip-ball, enabling the user to operate the car, indicators, lights and wipers with one hand.

The article quotes Andrew Law, MD of Lodgesons, who said that after twelve years the company recently switched to Bluetooth due to its technical advantages over infra-red.

There’s none of the wiring that is required for infra-red sensors, no drop-out of the link, and the Bluetooth sensor can be tucked away behind a bulkhead because it’s not necessary to have a clean line of sight.

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