Toyota and Autoadapt on Mobility Roadshow

15 July 2007

Toyota (GB) PLC and AUTOADAPT UK Ltd will exhibited no fewer than 11 vehicles with enhance adaptability for elderly and physically challenged persons.

Toyota in cooperation with Autoadapt will be one of the leading attractions at the Mobility Roadshow 2007, the world's largest outdoor mobility event for disabled and elderly people, at Kemble Airfield near Swindon from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21th July.

Mobility Roadshow visitors will get a close look at the host of Autoadapt product innovations in the Toyota stand MM5: Three models of Carolift - electrically powered wheelchair hoists, Carospeed hand control, Turny - passenger swivel seats, and Roof Spider - a storage box on the rooftop to transport a wheelchair.

Six of the Toyota vehicles will be ready for visitors to try out on the Roadshow test route. They will be fitted with state-of-the-art adaptations from Autoadapt, and their partners, as well as Toyotas own original equipment mobility products.

As a selected Autoadapt partner, the Italian producer KIVI can, for example, show adaptations fitted to Toyota vehicles such as their a radio transmitter steering-wheel control system or their Hand Operated Driving Control Model K5, electronic accelerator and brake hand control designed for drivers who are disabled in both legs and can be operated in five different ways.

Toyota Genuine Mobility Programme aims to enhance the lives of customers with limited mobility by making vehicles more accessible for them. Toyota has appointed Autoadapt as a preferred partner in the U.K. to transform Toyota vehicles into Adapted vehicles.

“The partnership with Toyota gives us at Autoadapt the chance to reach many elderly and disabled motorist and inform them about the many possibilities in modern vehicle adaptation”, says Peter Wahlsten, Managing Director at Autoadapt UK Ltd. one of the largest mobility industry distributors in Great Britain and NI, as well as in Rep. of Ireland, and a part of the Autoadapt Group, an internationally leading product provider in the field of car adaptation for the elderly and disabled.

Within the Toyota Genuine Mobility Programme Autoadapt are responsible to develop and select appropriate mobility products to be used installed in all Toyota models. A customer can order a Toyota adapted vehicle through their local Toyota Centre, they then contact the nation-wide Autoadapt Dealer Network, who then fit the vehicle with the desired adaptations.

The use of original vehicle adaptation products from Autoadapt, or their partners, assure the customer the confidence of easy installation, perfect technical integration and unquestionable reliability, durability and functionality.

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