David was born with Cerebral Palsy Grade 4 meaning he has difficulty controlling his limbs, is unable to walk and has a speech impediment.
The Shuttle is David’s first drive from wheelchair vehicle and features bespoke controls fitted that include a hand controlled steering tiller and a toe operated keypad to operate the
lights, indicators, etc. The arm to which the tiller is attached is positioned in front of him in the driving position once the steering wheel has been removed. The unique design of the system also allows other people to drive the vehicle, all they have to do is unplug the arm which holds the tiller system and plug the steering wheel back in.
When David is driving the vehicle, his wheelchair locks into position using a Lock ‘n’ Dock system. As part of the conversion, the original driver’s seat has been replaced with a transfer seat which can be easily positioned behind the steering wheel when someone else is driving.