Newsletter #3

Screenshot of Autoadapt's website

New website

We are proud to announce that our new website is now available in English, French, German and Swedish. Apart from the graphical face lift the perhaps most important change is the first two menu options: Solutions and Products.

In the Solutions section we present our four Areas of expertise: Getting Seated, Lifting and stowing, Wheelchair lifts and Independent driving. Instead of presenting details and industry specific jargon we give you examples of solutions to a challenge you might be familiar with. To help easily identify if you are on the right track each area of expertise comes with a clear subtitle such as: “Getting Seated – How to comfortably and safely get seated in your vehicle.”

All products mentioned in the Solutions section are linked to their respective page in the products section.

The Products section is more direct; here you will find a number of categories that holds all our individual products. Each product page holds a short description, quick facts and in some cases accessories. You can also download user manuals and product sheets and watch videos if available.
There is also a “Find a local dealer” button. This takes you straight to our Dealers section.

 

Mia Björfeldt Gran, showing off her Adapted VW CaddyMy vehicle adaptation

Mia Björfeldt Grahn, Sweden

What type of vehicle do you drive and how is it adapted for you?

I have a VW Caddy Maxi adapted with a Turny Evo, on both passenger's and driver's seat, a Carobrake powered hand brake and customised arm rests. On the passenger side I have a powered footboard that can be raised and lowered for variedseating and prevent swollen feet.  I also have a board to raise the floor on the driver's seat, a rear view camera to facilitate looking backwards and a Carolift 6900 hoist for my powered wheelchair and powered straps to properly secure it.

How did you come up with this solution?

Partly with my contact at the transport department and at a visit to Autoadapt. 

Is this your first adapted vehicle?

Yes, this is the first one.

What will be the main difference for you with this new adaptation?

I can drive myself but also come along as a passenger on long distances and still sit comfortably in both places. I can easily bring my powered wheelchair. I have two kids and now I'm free to go where ever I choose with my family. I have big problems with my neck but the rear view camera allows me to easily see what's behind the car.

If you could choose freely where in the world would you take your adapted vehicle?

I have a dream to visit the north of Sweden and see the midnight sun.

 

Thorsten Limbach on his adapted Trike

The winner of our “Show us your independence” photo contest

Thorsten Limbach from Trebgast, Germany and his photo “Trike” is the winner of the Apple iPad 3.

Here’s the jury’s motivation: “Thorsten’s “Easy Rider” style photo of a lone rider - free to travel the roads, is the perfect example of independence and keeping one’s lifestyle. The unusual adaptation also raises eyebrows and biased onlookers must come to terms with their stereotypes of what wheelchair users can do.
From all of us here at Autoadapt: congratulations Thorsten!

If you want to extend your congratulations to Thorsten as well, feel free to do so here.