During her recent attendance at the Mobility Roadshow on 4th – 6th June, at Kemble Airfield, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester stopped to visit the Autochair stand. As patron of ASBAH (Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus), Her Royal Highness has always shown an interest in innovation to aid those who need help with mobility to lead a more independent lifestyle, something which Autochair has been championing for over 30 years.
Derbyshire based Autochair are one of the UK’s leading vehicle adaptation specialists. They were at the Mobility Roadshow to feature their product range with two fully adapted vehicles and staff on-hand to assist with product demonstrations. They were able to show the Duchess their product range, including the new Smart Driving Control range, which they launched at the event.
The new Smart Driving Control range of vehicle adaptations includes three new products, all of which were on view at the Roadshow for public demonstration.
SmartDrive has been developed for people who are not able to operate their foot pedal. It is a push-pull control designed for hand operation of the brake and accelerator pedal in automatic vehicles.
The SmartTwinFlip provides operation of the conventional accelerator pedal on either the left or right side of the brake pedal in most automatic transmission vehicles.
Finally, SmartSteer is the latest innovation to be added to the Smart range. SmartSteer has been developed to assist those drivers that find driving with two hands difficult, or who can use only use one, as it puts the vehicles secondary controls at the driver’s fingertips.
Commenting upon the Mobility Roadshow, Felicity Atkin, Marketing Manager at Autochair is enthusiastic, “The Mobility Roadshow was a great showcase for Autochair to launch the new Smart Driving Control range of products. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester was extremely interested in the work that Autochair have been doing for the last 30 years, making life easier for the less able bodied, their carers and families. Over the 3 days for the show, our stand was a big hit with more visitors and enquiries than ever before.”