CAR FOR THE ARMLESS. WITH PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION BY MR E FRANZ

PKW FUER ARMLOSE. MIT PRAKTISCHER DEMONSTRATION DURCH HERRN E. FRANZ

The present report presents the "System Franz" for armless drivers with fully functional legs, in which the steering column is activated through an angle drive by a crank actuated by the left foot. The left foot rests on a steering pedal, while the brake and accelerator pedal are activated by the right foot. Other spontaneously operated knobs and levers (direction indicators, dip switches, etc) are fitted in close proximity. The intention is to use this system not on a once-off basis, but to create an integrated unit with which any VW passat automatic can be converted for use by armless drivers. After successful proving tests of the equipment by the Tuev Mannheim the first pupil has passed his driving test, in which he was tested for practical driving skills in dense city traffic and also in hilly country in a test lasting two hours. The driving school and the appropriate vehicles are now available for other armless drivers. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ferdinand Enke Verlag

    Hasenbergsteige 3, Postfach 13 04
    Stuttgart,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Marquardt, E
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00307705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM