Modified Chrysler minivan

– enables a person with tetraplegia to drive a car

User opens side door
User opens side door

Description
The user has a Chrysler minivan with lowered floor and lift platform on the side. The modification consists of a swivel driver’s seat, modified steering wheel, hand controls for accelerator and brake, see related tip.
Buttons for turn signals, etc., are built into the headrest. Gear lever is standard.

Users comments
It is important for the user to use the original equipment as far as possible. He prefers mechanical solutions to electronic solutions.

Made by
Permobil, www.permobil.se (last checked March 2017)

Paid for by
Swedish Social Insurance Agency

This tip is from 2013

Lift platform lowered
Lift platform lowered
User in driver's seat with modified steering wheel
User in driver's seat with modified steering wheel
Grabbing tool/stick to reach garage door opener at home.
Grabbing tool/stick to reach garage door opener at home.
Headrest with built-in turn signal buttons
Headrest with built-in turn signal buttons

Related tips

Accelerator and brake in modified car
Accelerator and brake in modified car
Mechanical modification that enables a person with tetraplegia to drive a car.
Modified steering wheel
Modified steering wheel
- enables people with tetraplegia to drive a car.
Lift for modified van
Lift for modified van
- facilitates transfer to and from the car for people with disabilities.

Tipsare: Max

Max is studying. He lives by himself in an apartment. In 2002 he was injured and has a high tetraplegia (C5 incomplete with remaining sensitivity). He has personal assistance 13 hours a day.