Press Release

Stenkullen 23 November 2015

More options for people with disabilities.

Limited mobility used to mean a limited choice of cars. The available models were mostly light commercial vehicles or minivans. With Autoadapt’s latest swivel seat, the Turny Low Vehicle, more people get to choose the car they love, not just a car based on their physical needs.

The Turny Low Vehicle lets you sit up front and be an active part of the ride, even drive. From a safety perspective you are also seated as the car designer intended, in a car seat. To facilitate transfers to and from a wheelchair the Turny Low Vehicle can extend the seat cushion 40 centimetres outside the vehicle.

While swivel seats have been around for a long time they have become increasingly hard to fit in modern vehicles. Low roofs and angled door openings have made some sedan type cars nearly impossible to adapt with a swivel seat. The key issue used to be space, specifically the space between the dashboard and the knees.

Hasse Slungare, Autoadapt product designer exemplifies: “In very aerodynamic low built cars getting a seat to swivel in or out is not really the issue. Although having someone over the age of 9 months in that seat used to be somewhat of a challenge. Today we’re able to swivel a very tall person with stiff knees and size 15 shoes inside that very same vehicle. The way the Turny Low Vehicle moves makes the dashboard to knee space a non-issue. In short we’ve made vehicles previously impossible to adapt a viable choice for more people.”  

Autoadapt AB

Founded in 1996, Swedish Autoadapt is a leading manufacturer of vehicle adaptation solutions for people with limited mobility. Autoadapt offers many award-winning and safety-tested solutions, such as the Turny Evo seat lift and the Carony-system of transfer wheelchairs.

In addition to the owners Executive Vice President Peter Wahlsten and CEO Håkan Sandberg, Autoadapt is part-owned by Bruno Independent Living Aids and BraunAbility, leading manufacturers in the North American vehicle adaptation industry.

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Peter Wahlsten

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Executive Vice President
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+46 302-254 54

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  • Turny Low Vehicle, bare product shot.

    Turny Low Vehicle, bare product shot.
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  • The specific use that benefits most from having the seat outside the vehicle is transferring by oneself from a wheelchair to the car seat, here 40 centimeters makes all the difference.

    The specific use that benefits most from having the seat outside the vehicle is transferring by oneself from a wheelchair to the car seat, here 40 centimeters makes all the difference.
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  • The Turny Low Vehicle is a swivel seat that rotates and moves almost completely outside the vehicle, making it easy to sit down or transfer from a wheelchair.

    The Turny Low Vehicle is a swivel seat that rotates and moves almost completely outside the vehicle, making it easy to sit down or transfer from a wheelchair.
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  • Turny Low Vehicle is installed at a 4 degree inclination to the vehicle floor. This inclination accounts for many comfort benefits when riding in the vehicle: pressure relief, extra head space and the ability to recline the seat without risking slipping forward.

    Turny Low Vehicle is installed at a 4 degree inclination to the vehicle floor. This inclination accounts for many comfort benefits when riding in the vehicle: pressure relief, extra head space and the ability to recline the seat without risking slipping forward.
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  • Turny Low Vehicle installed in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

    Turny Low Vehicle installed in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
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  • Turny Low Vehicle installed in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    Turny Low Vehicle installed in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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  • Hasse Slungare, Autoadapt Product Designer.

    Hasse Slungare, Autoadapt Product Designer.
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  • Peter Wahlsten, Autoadapt founder and Executive Vice President.

    Peter Wahlsten, Autoadapt founder and Executive Vice President.
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