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Electronic Driving Systems

With advances in technology, the disabled driver has a wide range of driving options to be fully independent. With proper training and evaluation of an individual’s limitations and abilities, there are a variety of technologies available for the disabled driver such as hand controls and electronic driving systems also known as “drive by wire” systems. These innovative operating systems allow individuals with significant physical limitations to operate both primary and secondary functions of a vehicle. Currently, automotive, engineering and computerized industries are racing to develop such technologies as autonomous driving vehicles. Many of the current technologies being used for autonomous driving innovation were adapted from technologies developed for electronic driving systems for the disabled driver!

With over 30 years of experience in the mobility industry, In Motion Mobility is the leading mobility assistive device company for electronic driving technologies for disabled drivers.

Paravan’s Drive By Wire System

Space Drive is a system that is unrivaled in the world – a real breakthrough. It allows persons with low residual strength, a large girth, minimum movement capabilities and even those without limbs to safely drive a car. With Space Drive, you activate the brake, accelerator, and steering wheel using driving aids controlled by microprocessors. These transmit the signals in nanoseconds to a servo motor for the brake and accelerator and another for the steering (“Drive by wire” or “Steer by wire”). We configure the single modules individually. We readjust the software and hardware on-site if your clinical picture changes. The system is certified according ISO 26262 ASIL D and manufactured according to the world-wide highest quality level: IPC-A-600 class 3.

Paravan Touch & Touch Display is an innovative operating concept developed by Paravan that allows individuals with significant physical limitations to operate secondary functions of a vehicle. The system includes a 7-inch touchscreen display and is also available as a mobile app for all iOS and Android terminals (iPad, iPhone etc.), giving you access to your vehicle anywhere from your mobile devices.

Features and benefits:

  • All secondary functions can be operated (e.g. indicators, gear selection, electric windows, wiper operation, high beam, horn, door opening, cassette lift , engine control and much more)
  • Up to 100 customizable commands possible
  • Fast execution of the entered command
  • Compatible with iOS and Android terminals. Also suitable for smart watches.
  • Parallel use on touch display and mobile terminals possible
  • Compatible with Paravan Voice Control

The PARAVAN Voice Control

Experience the already proverbial “driving pleasure” with the new, revolutionary little helper, the PARAVAN Voice Control. It fits perfectly into the interaction between the existing PARAVAN components. Get one now and let your voice do its magic

  • Innovation and technology made by PARAVAN
  • All secondary functions can be operated (e.g. gear change, electric windows, wiper function, full beam headlights, horn, door opening and much more)
  • Up to 500 individually adaptable commands possible
  • Available for many vehicle types
  • Fast execution of the spoken command
  • Available in different languages
  • Insensitive to interfering noises
  • Feedback with the help of LEDs in the driver’s
  • Intelligent radio muting
  • 3 digital outputs, 1 CAN interface, supply)
  • Temperature range: -40°C – 85°C
  • Fast system start: ~3s
  • Can be used with all Electret microphones

New hand control technology features electronic accelerator which requires less moving parts allowing cleaner installations.

Additional benefits include less effort required to operate the accelerator, activating the hand controls deactivates the vehicle throttle pedal and vice versa making it safer for all the vehicles users

Also, please include this statement on the electronic systems page with a picture of the 3-d printer: At In Motion Mobility we offer 3D printing to provide the most solutions for technical challenges.


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Keep Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Running Smooth

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Automobile costs tend to pile up quickly, especially when an unexpected repair comes up, with wheelchair accessible vehicles these unexpected repairs may create a larger financial burden. To help save on the costs of repairs and potential rental costs, In Motion Mobility has assembled 4 simple checks you can do to help keep your wheelchair accessible vehicle running smoothly until your six month wheelchair vehicle service.

  1. Door Tracks and Door Jams-Whether you drive a minivan with a ramp conversion, a full size van with a lift, or a ramp or lift style SUV, you have wiring and moving parts in the door track or jams. To help ensure proper functioning of the door system use a vacuum or a small broom to gently clear out any debris that has gathered. Even a bit of dirt or small rocks can cause the door to not work and the ramp or lift may not deploy properly. Take care to not pull on the wiring while cleaning out this area.
  2. Tiedown Systems-Make sure where the wheelchair is securing within the vehicle that the tracks or power tie down system are clean and clear of debris. A vacuum will remove most dirt and small rocks with ease. If you have a power tie down system, take a flashlight and look underneath the casing, remove any pens, garbage, or rocks that have found their way underneath. For manual belt systems, make sure all ratchets belts are straight and tightening properly.
  3. Hand Pendants and Key Fobs-With a lift a wired hand pendant controls the operation of the lift, check the wire, and make sure there are no major kinks or exposed wires on the cord. Once this is done run the lift to make sure all of the buttons are working properly. Keep an eye out for buttons that seem to stick, or do not activate when they are pressed, or are loose. For mobility equipment that operates with a key fob run the conversion and make sure none of the buttons are loose. If the key fob is not causing the conversion to run smoothly the battery may be getting weak or a connection may be broken.
  4. Proper Operation-Having cleaned up a few areas and inspected the equipment to make sure there are no glaring issues, we will now want to make sure the mobility equipment as a whole is working well. From outside the vehicle run the conversion listen for any grinding or popping noises and look for the kneeling system to activate (if one is present). With a ramp or lift they should come out smoothly and not swing out quickly or need assistance to fold down.

These simple tips will help keep your mobility vehicle operating smoothly between biannual mobility maintenance inspections. We at In Motion Mobility are happy to provide excellent sales and service for mobility vehicles and equipment to the Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the rest of South Florida. Any high end, electronic equipment, or mobility devices that operate the gas, brake, or steering of a vehicle should always be inspected by a trained and certified service technician.

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Find the Wheelchair Van thats right for you

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The list of reasons one would be looking at purchasing an wheelchair accessible vehicle are endless. Regardless of why someone is seeking an accessible vehicle the process can be overwhelming. From sticker shock, the variety of options for accessibility, and the vehicle options tends to lead to information overload. Here at In Motion Mobility in Southern, Florida, we have assembled a few tips to help you narrow the field before you head out the look for the perfect wheelchair accessible vehicle.

  1. Measurements — there is an accessible vehicle that will work for all shapes, sizes, and needs!
    • Bring the mobility device that will be most commonly used, if you are able. If you are unable to bring the mobility device you will want to measure the widest point of the device, this tends to be the wheelbase, to find this measurement measure from the outside of one side of the wheel to the other laying the tape measure on the ground.
    • You will also want to bring the height of the individual while they are using their device, measure from the ground to the top of their head. These two measurements will help ensure that the wheelchair accessible van works best for you.
  2. Wheelchair Lift or Wheelchair Ramp — both will get one into a vehicle.
    • Wheelchair Lifts tend to be in full size vans and the wheelchair user rides on the platform into the vehicle. This style of conversion can be utilized by a variety of people, but are commonly used for multiple passenger applications, transportation companies, and for wide or heavy wheelchairs. Wheelchair lift vans can come in both rear entry and side entry applications, and on a variety of vehicles such as the Dodge Promaster, Sprinter Vans, or the Ford Transit.
    • Wheelchair ramp vans are most common for private party use and independent users, many wheelchair conversions allow both the driver and passenger seat to be removed which increases flexibility for families with multiple drivers. Wheelchair ramp vans also come in rear entry or side entry and manual ramps or power ramps  depending on the mobility vehicle you are looking at.
  3. Manual Ramps or Power Ramps — you’ve got the power to choose!
    • Manual wheelchair conversions can come in rear entry or side entry depending on the vehicle you are looking at. These conversions are an easier option if there are multiple people operating the conversion. They can take a little longer to load and unload wheelchair users, and they do not work well for most independent wheelchair users.
    • Power wheelchair conversions tend to run with the touch of a button and allow for quick hands free access. This style of ramp conversion does require a bit more maintenance at a mobility dealer as they do have more electronic components. They do allow for very quick access which can be an added benefit for poor weather conditions.
  4. Rear or Side Entry Ramp Vans
    • Rear entry ramp vans tend to have the widest ramp and interior width as well as the most height available for the wheelchair user. These vehicles work well for families with children or for an individual who wants a simple in and out with no maneuvering of the wheelchair. Rear entry ramp vans are less common for independent users as they do not allow the individual to drive from their wheelchair and transfer seats are a rare option.
    • Side entry ramp vans come in a few widths and heights for door openings, these sizes depend on the mobility and vehicle manufacturer. Side entry ramps allow for the most versatility for independent wheelchair users, families, and companies. With most side entry ramp vans both the driver and passenger seats are removable to allow for a wheelchair user to drive directly from their chair or for households to share driving duties. They also allow for a great deal of flexibility in the number of passengers the vehicle can carry, depending on one’s needs.

In Motion Mobility is here to help find fantastic mobility solutions, no matter what wheelchair accessible vehicle or equipment you are searching for. We’re happy to provide excellent sales and service for mobility vehicles and equipment to the Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the rest of South Florida.  

 

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ElDorado Mobility

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VEHICLES FOR LIFE

ElDorado Mobility has been a major part of the mobility industry for well over 30 years providing bus, commercial minivans and paratransit solutions. Being part of the REV Group, a $2+ billion manufacturer of specialty vehicles, ElDorado Mobility offers competitive financing, as well as one of the most dependable parts and service programs. In addition to producing 75% of all ambulances in the US, REV Group produces 26 vehicle brands like fire trucks, buses, RV’s, mobility vans or paratransit vehicles. “REV owns, employs more than 6,000 people in 16 different plants in the U.S. and produces more than 20,000 specialty vehicles annually.”

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At In Motion Mobility we are proud to offer all of the Amerivan Wheelchair Accessible conversions. The following is a short list of features that make the Amerivan standout against the competition.

ElDorado Mobility Advantages

Space
The widest foldout ramp: With 31” of usable ramp, the ElDorado Amerivan features the industry’s widest side-door foldout ramp, making it easy to maneuver your wheelchair in and out of the van. Plus, you won’t find a lighter or stronger ramp. We use aircraft-grade aluminum for a 750-lb. rating.

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Strength
ElDorado’s wheelchair accessible vans feature one of the industry’s fully stainless-steel floor with a 7-year/70,000-mile no-rust-through warranty. More rigid than galvanized steel, this lowered-floor design provides unmatched durability.

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Dependability
Born from commercial, ElDorado specialty vehicles are designed to perform in the most demanding and rigorous conditions and this model have been applied to the construction and design of the Amerivan conversion.

Integrated kneeling system: ElDorado Mobility offers the industry’s only standard automatic load-leveling air-ride suspension on Amerivan’s side-door entry retail models.

Service and Warranty
Every one of our clients is important to our Customer Care Team. With ElDorado’s exceptional Customer Service and Dealer Network (Including In Motion Mobility), we’ve got you covered wherever you go. All ElDorado Mobility Vans include a 7 year, 70,000-mile warranty on its stainless-steel floor, the only one of its kind. All other Amerivan components are covered with a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty from date of purchase. They also offer 24/7 Emergency Roadside Support (Jump start, Out of gas/Fuel delivery, Tire & Lockout service, Towing) via their toll-free number, 1-800-521-2779. All US & Canada ElDorado Mobility new Chrysler & Dodge owners are covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles by the 24/7 Roadside Assistance. For the full warranty disclaimer, click here.

If you’d like to schedule a demo, place an order (pre-order the new Chrysler Pacifica) or stop by and see one of these vans in-person, please call In Motion Mobility at 786-534-2046

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Accessible Sprinter Van

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In Motion Mobility is proud be the only dealer in the nation to offer the most versatile Wheelchair Accessible Sprinter Van. Our years of excellent customer service and expansive technical knowledge facilitate us to provide many options for wheelchair drivers and passengers. For wheelchair drivers we offer our signature lowered floor in both the driver’s and front passenger’s positions plus everything from hand controls, 6-way seats, OEM approved power sliding door with remote, and electronic driving controls provided by Paravan. Mercedes Benz Sprinter is the best choice for a full size wheelchair van.

 

If you don’t already know, it’s the safest, most advanced full size van that’s available for consumers. Many of the Mercedes-Benz safety features are already built right in. The Sprinter’s built-in Electronic Stability Program (ESP) can have safety features like Crosswind Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Brake Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist to help you keep control and stay aware of surrounding traffic on your travels down the road. Starting in 2015 Mercedes Benz started offering a 4 x 4 version of the Sprinter which can also be modified for a wheelchair driver (only by In Motion Mobility).  Other features include Daytime Running Lamps, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), Keyless Entry (Remote Unlock & Lock), and much more.

With the largest door openings and roof heights of any full size van on the market, the Accessible Sprinter Van can accommodate even the tallest of wheelchair users. This practically eliminates the need for a lowered floor wheelchair van for most users. Here are a few specs:

A Sprinter with the standard roof has a side door opening height of 59.8 inches and width of 51.2 inches. The rear door opening height of 60.6 inches and width of 61.6 inches.

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Raise the roof to either of the two High Roof Sprinter vans and the side door height jumps to 71.7 inches with a width of 51.2 inches. The rear door opening height also increases to 72.4 inches and width opening 61.6 inches.

I’m sure you’re already wondering, with all the extra height, how’s the visibility through the windows? Well, let me tell you, It’s Amazing. Many of our clients who sit in a Accessible Sprinter Van for the first time revel at the fact that they can finally see out of the windows while still seated in their wheelchairs.

With these ample dimensions, In Motion Mobility can offer a variety of configurations for your mobility equipment needs. Lifts can be installed in the rear doors as well as in the side doors (most popular). We also have a variety of lifts available, platform lifts that are installed inside the rear or side doors (most popular) or our Signature Cassette Lift (Paravan) that is installed underneath the floor on the side door.

Speaking of the side door, we install an OEM approved power door operator which uses the factory key fob to operate. Versatile seating options make the Sprinter a great choice for families and travelling. It can be configured for as many as 9 passengers + 1 wheelchair or as few as 2 passengers with 2-3 wheelchairs.

At In Motion Mobility we have built a variety of mobility or wheelchair accessible Sprinters, both commercial and consumer. With a variety of van body styles, from a standard roof 144” wheelbase to an extra-long high roof 170” wheelbase. You can start with a basic cargo van and have the interior fully customized or choose a well-equipped van from your local Mercedes Benz Sprinter dealer. If you’re interested in driving from your wheelchair, ask about our signature lowered floor driver’s or passenger’s position conversion. We would be more than happy to show you a demo. We look forward to getting you back on the road to independence with a full size wheelchair van.

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

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wheelchair van, wheelchair accessible vehicle, ramp van, commercial wheelchairVan conversions, wheelchair accessible vehicles are the optimal vehicle for granting freedom and independence to both drivers and passengers. Unlike smaller sedans, vans can fit your entire family. Vans also have better gas mileage than most SUV’s, and their lower ground clearance makes it easier to ingress and egress for both driver and passenger. Ramps are easier to install on vans, and sliding glass doors (a van’s most notable feature) allow wide room for individuals in wheelchairs.

In Motion Mobility converts popular minivans like Dodge, Chrysler, and Toyota into wheelchair accessible vehicles. Our wheelchair van conversions and paratransit vans refer to vehicles that have been modified to include a means of wheelchair access. Our accessibility vehicles come with ramps, lifts, additional headroom, and other accommodations. They can also be customized depending on the driver’s unique medical condition.

We offer a fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles which include minivans and commercial conversion vans. Models like Ford, GM and Mercedes-Benz are built on a full-size chassis in order to transport larger parties. These van conversions are used by commercial organizations like nursing homes, group homes and companies hired to transport people under their care.

Quality Wheelchair and Commercial Van Conversions

In Motion Mobility specializes in your independence. We offer a large selection of pre-made minivans and van conversions, complete with assistive driving equipment and/or non-driver devices. Our technicians can turn most vehicles into wheelchair accessible vehicles. For over 30 years we have delivered high-quality mobility solutions for clients in South Florida. Our clients are individuals with ambulatory difficulties, physical limitations, or persons undergoing rehabilitation.

Your disability shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the freedom of the open road. Whether you are commandeering your own vehicle or riding passenger in one, our vehicles and vehicle rentals help individuals have a safe and reliable method of transportation. Our wheelchair vans eliminate the strain of wheelchair transfers and have room for the whole family. In Motion Mobility’s van conversions make the perfect wheelchair accessible vehicles, and we stand by the quality of our products.

In Motion Mobility’s commercial vehicle service program also performs maintenance on wheelchair accessible vehicles. We have the resources and expertise needed to keep your equipment running safely and reliably, inspecting lifts and ramp systems and correcting any wear. Come to In Motion Mobility to buy, rent or service your mobility vehicle.

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Wheelchair Accessible Van Rentals in Miami

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wheelchair van rental, accessible van rentalWheelchair accessible van rentals have never been easier for South Florida visitors thanks to In Motion Mobility. Our company has a large fleet of vehicles, conveniently located by Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Airport, ready to pick you up at a moment’s notice. Looking for a rental wheelchair van in Miami? We service handicapped drivers with easy to operate, hand controlled, full sized wheelchair vans and minivan conversions.

In Motion Mobility believes that your disability should not limit you from enjoying the tropical activities that Florida has to offer. Everyone deserves mobility and independence, and for over 30 years, our staff has helped thousands of individuals make the most of their vacations and family trips. Our fleet of wheelchair accessible van rentals service travelers in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Keys.

If you’re looking to enjoy your vacation, go to an appointment, or ensure you have a backup while your vehicle is in the shop, In Motion Mobility has the fleet to get you there. Choose from different vehicles in our high-quality fleet. Honda, Dodge, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, GM and Toyota are just some of the vans in our lineup. We use late model vehicles that are family friendly, fuel efficient, and easy to operate.

Wheelchair Van Rentals In Miami

Our van rentals in Miami are designed to get you to your destination safely and reliably. Whether you need a vehicle for a weekend or a month, we can provide minivans with lowered floors, raised headroom, power doors and power ramps. Hand controls and drive-by-wire systems are available upon request for drivers that wish to feel the wind in their hair.

In Motion Mobility’s wheelchair accessible van rentals make it easy to transport a relative or loved one in a wheelchair. With the push of a button, a low angle ramp allows slides out, allowing a handicapped person access inside the vehicle. Similarly, a lift mechanism can be used to move passengers or a driver into the van. Tie-downs hold the wheelchair in place while the vehicle is moving. Ample indoor space means the whole family can fit in! We also have a variety of wheelchair vans for sale.

In Motion Mobility is committed to making the world a more accessible place. Call us at 786-534-2046 to place your order today.

 

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