Many of the latest automotive technologies that are offered as standard features for typical drivers can make driving easier for disabled Veterans. These include: (1) heated seats; (2) adjustable foot pedals for veterans with knee and ankle problems. They can be found on larger SUVs and trucks, and some come with memory functionality; (3) power-operating tailgates on SUVs and crossovers for veterans with a limited range of motion in their upper bodies; (4) voice recognition; and (5) driver assistance technologies. Be sure to check out the VA's 'automobile allowance' program. Grants are available to disabled veterans to defray the costs of some of these features. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
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