Turny Evo offers disabled drivers a seat
People with limited mobility face a challenge when getting into a conventional vehicle. Not only do they have to put aside their crutches or get out of their wheelchair, but they are also required to step up and across the vehicle's door sill and swivel themselves sideways onto the seat. One option is to get a converted van, with a side- or rear-mounted ramp. Autoadapt, however, is now offering an alternative. The Swedish company's Turny Evo system actually lifts the front driver or passenger seat out the door of the vehicle, turns it toward the user, and lowers it down. Once the user has seated themselves, the seat and passenger are then pulled back inside, and driving can commence.
According to Autoadapt, the crash-tested system can be installed on the majority of SUVs, minivans, minibuses, crossovers and similar vehicles. The layout of every make and model is different, of course, so the Turny Evo's path of movement can be programmed to accommodate whatever vehicle it ends up in.
Users control it using a handheld remote. Once inside the vehicle, they can also use it to move their seat forward or backward. Should they also use Autoadapt's Carony Classic wheelchair, they can simply slide the seat itself off of the wheelchair's mounting rails, and onto the Turny Evo's mounting system - in other words, the same seat can be used on the wheelchair and in the vehicle.
Autoadapt has previously sold other versions of the Turny, although those have been limited to passenger seat use. The Evo is its first product that can also be used for the driver's seat. It is currently on display, installed in a Range Rover Evoque, at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. There is currently no word on price.
The Turny Evo can be seen in use in the video below.
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No hydraulic hand driven back up?
While some people ARE crippled from certain diseases, accidents, etc., etc., the reason why MOST people end up sick and crippled is from doing far too little and eating far too much crap....
Hence if the idiot car companies and the people who flog the cars - with all the social deceptions and engineering wised up - then the engine assisted bike would be the COOL in thing and the gas guzzling rolling pollution solution would be the UNCOOL thing, thus people would choose to be healthy instead of ending up sick and crippled and having to buy one of these as the end result of their sickening life styles.
If you don't have the power to have the seat put you in the car you probably don't have the power to start the car.
That what happens when you have design "rules" far behind the rest of the world.
How do you deal with one car and two drivers of different sizes?