Handicapped woman driving with a digital driving system
Drive-by-wire technology
Regain your independence with Space Drive

The PARAVAN digital driving system

Electronic driving control systems for handicapped drivers

Were you forced to give up driving a vehicle due to a severe physical limitation or disability? Our digital gas/brake and steering system can make your dream of becoming mobile again come true. Space Drive is a technology that is unrivalled anywhere in the world – a real breakthrough. It allows you to drive a car if you have a disability – even with low residual strength, paralysis and minimum movement capabilities, and even if you have no limbs. With Space Drive, you control the brake, accelerator, and steering of a vehicle safely and with absolute precision using driver input devices ranging from a gas/brake lever to steering by joystick. All of our driver input devices are individually adaptable for a wide range of disabilities and vehicles.

Paravan Space Drive system in a car
Joystick driving system
Space Drive input devices
Paravan Space Drive CPU Case Logo
Highlights at a glance
Space Drive CPU
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Fail-safe technology

Space Drive is a triple redundant (fail-safe) digital driving and steering technology with a unique safety architecture. The system is approved for road use and is manufactured in line with the highest quality standards.


Space Drive input devices
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Everything under control

Space Drive comes with various types of ergonomic input devices that ensure perfect operation with sophisticated acceleration, brake and steering controls for your car. The driver can choose between joystick, gas/brake lever, mini steering wheel and other types of driver input devices.


Space Drive steering motor
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Turn it off

The electronic gas/brake and steering system can be fully deactivated if necessary. A few manual adjustments are all it takes to be able to operate the vehicle conventionally with the steering wheel and the acceleration and brake pedals – which means you can relax and let someone else do the driving if you want.


Space Drive input device check control
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Configurable

The PARAVAN Space Drive system allows for various parameters to be configured, which means it can be adjusted precisely in line with the specific needs of the driver.


Your benefits
Available vehicle platforms
  • Chevrolet Traverse 2021
  • Chrysler Pacifica 2020
  • Toyota Sienna 2020
  • Dodge Grand Caravan 2020
  • Chevrolet Silverado 2020
  • Honda Odyssey 2017
  • Mercedes Sprinter 2020
Chevy Traverse wheelchair accessible conversion
No compromises with safety!
  • Patented, road-legal technology
  • Uncompromising quality and safety
  • System can be completely deactivated – i.e. assistants can also operate the vehicle “normally” with the steering wheel and the acceleration and brake pedals
  • Precise and easy operation – a totally new driving experience
  • All components are manufactured in accordance with the highest automotive industry standard
  • Over the last 15 years, more than 1 billion kilometres were driven with our Space Drive drive-by-wire system
  • Perfect individual adaptation, even in the case of progressive changes to medical conditions
  • Multiple redundant safety with two safety systems running in parallel. Full engine power if the control circuit fails
  • Exact computer configuration of parameters
  • Safe speed-dependent steering – even at high speeds
  • Ergonomically relaxed driving
Get in touch if you have any questions

PARAVAN Space Drive technology – mobility for people with disabilities

You always drive safely with the joystick driving system from PARAVAN 

PARAVAN adaptive driving controls enable wheelchair users and people with other physical handicaps to steer and drive a vehicle again. Signals from the driver input devices are transmitted digitally in milliseconds to a servo motor that controls acceleration and braking, and to an additional servo motor for the steering system (drive-by-wire / steer-by-wire). We configure each module separately in accordance with the specific medical condition of the driver. The entire system is multi-redundant (triple redundancy), which means that three control circuits that are completely independent of one another constantly operate in parallel and also monitor each other, ensuring absolutely fail-safe operation. Powerful processors and newly developed servo motors guarantee easy and highly precise handling of the vehicle. If your medical condition changes, we adapt the hardware and software components for you accordingly. 

Together with a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, we choose the right driving controls that best suit your needs. Whether the steering is done with a joystick or a mini steering wheel, or you operate the gas and brake with another joystick or gas/brake lever - we make sure you can drive your vehicle safely and with ease. 

Paravan drive-by-wire technology meets the most stringent requirements as defined in the ISO 26262 safety standard (ASIL D) and is also approved for road use in accordance with ECE-R-10, ECE-R-13 and ECE-R-79. In addition, our drive-by-wire control units are manufactured in accordance with IPC-A-600 class 3, which is the highest quality standard worldwide for such equipment.

It goes without saying that our entire company and all of its business processes are also certified in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 quality-management standard.

 

Customer driving with Space Drive
Paravan Kundin Anita

When I´m ready, I can get into my car and drive to work and training courses on my own. I feel secure and am totally happy with the new car. Without your great support, this would not have happened so quickly. Thank you so much!

Anita, 29