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Making car travelling for wheelchair users easier and safer How to get from A to B is sometimes a tricky question, even more so for those relying on a wheelchair. The German and Czechia-based API Group has developed systems for transporting wheelchairs and their users by car – easy to handle, multifunctional systems that are available not only for commercial transport companies, but also for private use. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN I PHOTOS: ZUZANA LEGATOVA, COPYRIGHT: API GROUP
Flexibility and mobility are key factors in modern life and that is something API provides for wheelchair users relying on transport by car. The Flexi Ramp for example is one of the most successful products the API Group has developed so far. It is a ramp that allows wheelchair users easy access to the back of a car and a comfort88 | Issue 45 | December 2016
able and safe seating position during the journey. Transforming an ordinary car into a wheelchair transporter The Flexi Ramp has great functionality and a wide field of application, says API Germany’s CEO Stephan Schwartz.“The Flexi
Ramp especially convinces through easy handling and a comfortable position for wheelchair users,” he explains. “And if no wheelchair user uses the car it can easily be transformed back into its original state. Because of the unique functionality a car with Flexi Ramp is suitable for commercial passenger transport as well as the private, family area.” The vehicle’s floor is lowered down on the full length and equipped with a painted aluminium folding ramp that has an antiskid and washable surface. When the ramp is built in, the original seats are not completely dismantled and removed from the car,
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