As a respected worldwide supplier of wheelchair access solutions for buses, coaches, specialist transport and accessible cars, Mobility Networks was proud to sponsor the 2015 Mobility Roadshow. On Stand TD02, Mobility Networks hosted a global launch of its new ultra-thin vehicle cassette lift manufactured by Italy’s Autolift and revolutionary electronic vehicle controls from RB Systems based in Israel. These notable new products were displayed alongside other examples from the Mobility Networks portfolio including Access Lite and Inboard platform lifts from PLS and Flexirail vehicle flooring. Popular UK TV celebrity Dr Hilary Jones also visited the Mobility Networks stand during his official tour of the show and was given a product demonstration by PLS Managing Director Adam Beck.
Autolift’s ‘F6 Multi-link’ wheelchair passenger vehicle lift was a highlight at The Mobility Roadshow. Its revolutionary design provides one of the lightest and most slim, powered cassette platforms available in the world whilst delivering assured strength and reliability. Working in partnership with Mobility Networks, Autolift is a trusted specialist in powered vehicle lifts and its heritage for innovation is once again reiterated in this latest lift. The aluminum F6 platform with stainless steel cassette was deployed on a regular basis to international trade and consumer visitors to this year’s Roadshow who were able to see and understand why its design is so unique. It requires no vehicle modifications for installation, which means fitting is fast and efficient – the OEM fuel tank and exhaust systems do not need any alteration and remain Euro 6 compliant. This side access lift and its housing cassette are only a mere 60mm in height and suitable for a variety of MPVs. It has an impressive lifting capacity of 300kg and incorporates a powered roll-off stop and light indicators for added safety. Its cutting-edge ‘multi-link’ engineered arms ensure smooth and whisper-quiet lifting and lowering – delivering unparalleled stability and safety.
Also on Mobility Networks’ stand, RB Systems unveiled its ground breaking adapted driving controls for users with limited hand movement. This electronic specialist demonstrated a range of steering wheel mounted driving aids that allow direct operation of secondary vehicle controls such as indicators, lights and wipers. RB Systems’ JoySpinner is the only controller of its kind that incorporates a mini-joystick to activate 12 different functions. This original design provides greater ease of use over competitor solutions that commonly encompass small buttons that individually activate vehicle operations. With the JoySpinner, drivers are able to operate secondary car functions through intuitive thumb movements without the need to visually engage with a control panel – hence substantially increasing driver safety. All driving controls from RB Systems leverage the latest technology in terms of micro controllers, flexible computer language and bluetooth connections to vehicle computer systems. Processers are compact for simple retro-fitting behind dashboards and hand controls ensure non-invasive installation.
Mike Simmonds, Mobility Networks CEO commented: “The 2015 Mobility Roadshow has been a success for Mobility Networks across the board. As EMG Group members, we were delighted to welcome so many international clients, suppliers and supporters to our stand – all keen to engage with us and learn more about our world-class product range. The launch of the Autolift F6 lift and driving controls from RB Systems opened up several new business opportunities for Mobility Networks. I would like to thank all our supporters at the show and congratulate the organisers Mobility Choice for delivering an event to remember.”
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The Mobility Networks Group
Established in 2014 with worldwide headquarters in Kent, UK, Mobility Networks is the leading multi-national specialist in accessible vehicle solutions. It provides a single source for all the latest innovations in vehicle access solutions from across the world. With a portfolio that is continually expanding, its products currently include vehicle access lifts, ramps, hatches, door opening systems and wheelchair accessible vehicle, lowered floor conversion kits.
Mobility Networks combines global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a world-class service. Its multi-lingual team is fully committed to resolving the needs of vehicle specifiers, bus and coach convertors and transport operators. This ensures all aspects of worldwide accessibility, safety and legislative conformity are met now and in the future. Mobility Networks’ pioneering products are synonymous with quality and reliability and are further enhanced by a holistic support programme that provides proven design consultancy, installation and servicing.
Passenger Lift Services Limited, a Mobility Networks Company
PLS is based in Smethwick, West Midlands and is a leading name in the design, manufacture and support of powered, wheelchair lifts and ramps for buses, coaches and specialist vehicles. Regarded as the UK market leader in underfloor passenger lifts, PLS has delivered an unrivalled range of products and services since inception in 1990.
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Mike Simmonds, CEO
Mobility Networks (Holdings) Ltd.
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