The purchase and fitting of car dual controls to driver training vehicles can be a major expense for instructors. The UK is exceptional in that the majority of dual controls fitted are of the rod-operated type.

These are of a vehicle-specific design and therefore have to be considered 'disposable' on sale of the vehicle. This is wasteful of the ADIs hard-earned cash (the charge for supply and fit of rod-operated controls can reach up to £1000 for some vehicles!) and is an environmentally unfriendly option when compared to universal cable systems. However, more and more driving instructors are switching over to using the cable systems because of the reasons stated above.

Modern vehicle design now makes it increasingly difficult for designers to create rod-operated car dual control systems and many manufacturers have resorted to the 'cable' solution for new vehicles.

FAST cable controls use a pulley system to connect the control unit to the drivers side pedals. The clutch features a double pulley system on the control unit to gain maximum pedal travel. The cables pass through a pulley mounted to the vehicle bulkhead on the driver side and are attached to the vehicle controls with a pedal clamp.

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Uniquely, the control system pedals can be removed simply and easily by lifting them from the support brackets on the control unit - there are no locking pins or nuts to loosen! Ideal for times when the vehicle is not being used for tuition.

These are a similar design to the He-Man cable operated system with the pedals being the only part of the controls on show. Universal dual controls can be adapted to various configurations including automatic transmission (single wide pedal).