DARIOS - the digital accelerator ring and main hand brake
DARIOS - (Digital Accelerator RIng Optimized for Speed ) is an accelerator ring on the steering wheel which adapts its response to the speed of the vehicle to provide you with exceptional driving comfort:
Very little effort is required to accelerate, and the driver can keep both hands on the steering-wheel.
The distance from idle to full throttle is only about 3/4 inch
The leather-covered ring turns freely on its cicular holder to enable a smooth acceleration coming out of a curve.
The version "duo" enables the driver to choose between two driving styles : "Standard" or "Sport" (also called "Fun" by some drivers) using a selector on the dashboard:
I - The "Standard" style gives the driver an excellent sensibility in acceleration, very smooth starts and an enjoyable and economical ride. It adapts its response to the speed of the vehicle:
At low speed the acceleration is smooth, progressive and economical. It makes delicate manoeuvres during parking or backing up very easy. The gas consumption is reduced, because even a rough handling of the accelerator ring will not result in a rough acceleration, and so avoiding any over consumption.
However the full engine power of the vehicle always remains available.
At high speed the acceleration is dynamic and responsive making quick and precise moves like passing on the freeway very safe. It allows you to keep your hands on the wheel in an ergonomical and natural position requiring very little effort.
II - The "Sport" style gives the driver a dynamic sensation enabling him to skillfully get a very precise acceleration, fast starts and a real pleasure in driving while still enjoying all the advantages of the ring adapting its response to the speed of the car.
Comfort of the main hand brake
The main hand brake is well integrated in the dashboard. Its lever is pushed downward to brake. The force required to brake is less than half the force required by foot.
The installation of the main hand brake doesn't interfere with any of the original functions of the vehicle. All the adjustments (tilt and telescopic) of the steering column are maintained, the knee airbag remains functiona and the kneespace remains free of any metal parts.