Opel has set out to ensure everyone has the ability to be mobile, including the disabled. It’s latest disability aids reiterate that commitment.
Its most prominent aid—the Veigel Commander—allows for all operations to be completed via hand controls. Now, the updated system also includes the ability to utilize the turn indicators, lights, horn, and windshield wipers via radio remote control on the hand throttle lever. One-handed steering capability is also present with the turning knob. The system can easily be folded away should a physically unrestricted driver need to climb behind the wheel as well.
Much of the features apply to the new Multima Pro hand control unit from Petri+Lehr, which Opel offers in the vehicle configuration. Essential vehicle functions are controlled over the MFD Touch multi-function turning knob with the new model. Furthermore, thanks to the slim and ergonomic design, the steering wheel turning knob, the control panels are always located in the driver’s field of vision.
Both systems are covered by Opel’s full-factory warranty and are available across models such as the Astra, Cascada and Zafira. The Opel Insignia Grand Sport will soon be available for order with the disability aids.