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Controls is an interactive teaching aid for UK driving instructors teaching the controls lesson. It can also be used by learner drivers to help gain a better understanding of how the controls are used. The app includes the following eight sections:

• Cockpit Drill
• Vision
• Handbrake
• Pedals
• Clutch
• Gears
• Steering
• Signals

Detail of what is contained in each section:

Cockpit drill: Image prompts for DSSSM routine. One image for each stage of the routine. Swipe left or right to change the image.

Vision: What you can see in the mirrors and, more importantly, what you cannot see. This section demonstrates how easy it is for other road users to disappear in your blindspots.

Handbrake: Step by step breakdown of the stages of releasing and applying the handbrake.

Pedals: Interactive demonstration of the range and movement of the three pedals.

Clutch: Interactive clutch demonstrator shows how the clutch plates are used to transfer power from the engine to the wheels. The user can adjust the gas and clutch pedals to show what would happen in different situations.

Gears: Interactive demonstration of the five forward gears found on most (manual transmission) cars. Reverse/sixth gear is also available, although not marked due to variations between cars. Option to show standard automatic layout.

Steering: Interactive demonstration of the push/pull steering method. Additional steering page shows how the car wheels turn in relation to the steering wheel.

Signals: Interactive demonstration of the left & right indicators, including touch & hold signals. Other signals such as hazard warning lights, headlights, fog lights and full beam can also be demonstrated, including a diagram of how these signals can affect another road user.

Each section contains a briefing for those who are learning to drive. There is a lot to learn about car controls, and this app helps put you in the picture. The interactive diagrams make it easy to understand and practice many of the important concepts.

Each section also contains the following extra features:

• Option to email a link to online briefing
• Option to save your own images into the app
• Easy-eye colour mode (ideal for Irlen sufferers)
• Drawing tool

As a teaching aid, this app is ideal for helping your pupils remember what has been covered inside the car.

PLEASE NOTE: This app is intended as a training aid and should not be considered a substitute for professional tuition from a qualified driving instructor.

What's New

Version 2.1.1

Fixes sequence of automatic transmission options.
Adds text description for automatic as well as manual gears & pedals.

Ratings and Reviews



Very basic and easy for students to comprehend!
Well done again Neil!

Learn to drive : Controls

mariefer. 01

Great visuals in this App especially the clutch demonstration

Dr drive

Doctor drive

Love most things Neil does but this needs more work. Rather than an interactive handbrake which is one of the simplest controls to demonstrate how about an interactive clutch. Most students struggle with this so a working diagram would be a real help. Also more on the mirror section would be a bonus. Will have to keep using other illustrations for know. Longing for the time when I can do all from my iPad , I believe it will happen one day but not there yet.


Neil Beaver
9.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Robosoul 2012


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