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Space Drive
Outside normal business hours you can reach our Space Drive telephone service on weekdays from 16:00 - 22:00 and on weekends and public holidays from 08:00 - 22:00 by calling the following number:
+49 (0) 151 / 188 17 982 Our support is ready for you
Outside normal business hours, you can reach our vehicle telephone service on weekdays from 16:00 - 22:00 and on weekends and public holidays from 08:00 - 22:00 by calling the following number:
+49 (0) 151 / 188 17 981 We will help you as soon as possible
Power wheelchairs
Outside normal business hours, you can reach our wheelchair telephone service on weekdays from 16:00 - 22:00 and on weekends and public holidays from 08:00 - 22:00 by calling the following number:
+49 (0) 175 / 578 83 14 Quick help for you and your wheelchair
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PARAVAN Space Drive
Experience mobile freedom

The PARAVAN Space Drive system

Drive-by-wire in a new dimension of mobility

Were you forced to give up driving due to a severe physical limitation or disability? Space Drive II can make your dream of becoming mobile again come true. Space Drive II is a system 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, partial paralysis and minimum movement capabilities, and even if you have no limbs. With Space Drive II, you control the brake, accelerator, and steering wheel safely and with absolute precision using driving aids controlled by microprocessors.

Space Drive System eingebaut im Cockpit
Drive-by-Wire System Space Drive in VW
Space Drive System mit Rollstuhlfahrer
Paravan Space Drive Eingabegeräte eingebaut
Paravan Space Drive CPU Case Logo
Highlights at a glance
Space Drive CPU Innenleben


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

Space Drive Eingabegeräte

Everything under control

Space Drive comes with various types of input devices that ensure perfect operation with sophisticated acceleration, brake and steering controls.

Space Drive Lenkmotor

Turn it off

The Space Drive 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 Eingabegerät Check Control


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

Your benefits
No compromises with safety
  • Patented, TÜV-approved (Section 19 StVZO)
  • 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 standards
  • Fits into all cars  
  • 20 million kilometres driven in continual load test (hydro pulses) under extreme conditions
  • 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
High-tech mobility for you
Operating temperature: -40° C to +85° C
Storage temperature: -40° C to +125° C
Operating voltage 12V: + 9 V dc to +16 V dc
Operating voltage 24V: +18 V dc to +32 V dc
Typical load: ca. 7 A per modul
Continuous load: 30A per motor / 60A peak load
Power limit: 100 Amp.
Cycle time: 10 ms
Start Time to Ready: 250 msec. - >10 sec. dep. on appl.
BUS Systems: 2x CAN, 2x FlexRay, 2x LIN
Safety: 3-time redundancy
Diagnostic / Car Interface: DTC-connector / OBD-II
Language: DE, EN, FR, IT, ES, ... and more
Digital I/O: 8 pieces (2 I/O with Timerfunction)
Size: B: 280 / H: 50 / T: 220
Weight: 2200 gramm
Environmental test: ISO 16750 - Part 5
EMC: CISPR 25, ECE R10, ISO 11542-4
Electronic discharge: ISO 10605
EMP: E=50 KV/m, H=133 A/m
Cooling: Passive cooling with cooling fins
Plugs & connectors: Coded & automotiv compliant
Reverse polarity protection: All voltage inputs
Power supply: 2 separate power sources
Microcontroller: 3 independet CPUs (128MHz)
ISO 1939 CAN Protokoll: High Speed CAN, 500 kB, 11/29 Bit
Angewandte Normen: AEC-Q100, Q101, Q200
Audit: ECE-R13, ECE-R79, ISO 26262 (ASIL D)
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The Paravan Space Drive system – trailblazing mobility for people with disabilities

You always drive safely with the joystick-controlled Space Drive system from Paravan. Background information:

Signals from the 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 in question. 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.

Paravan Space Drive 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.

Kundin beim Fahren mit 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
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