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UPitt wins grant to research accessible autonomous vehicles

August 21, 2020HME News Staff

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh's Human Engineering Research Laboratories has received $1 million in grant funding to research the effects of accessible autonomous vehicles and other mobility services. HERL, in consortium with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Catholic University of America, is one of four recipients of the new Tier 1 University Transportation Center grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. “These investments in four new transportation...

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MobilityWorks shuffles location in Ohio

October 30, 2019HME News Staff

RICHFIELD, Ohio - MobilityWorks will host a grand opening for its newest location in Bedford Heights, Ohio, on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. On tap for the event: tours of the new facility and a state-of-the-art accessible Winnebago; test drives of accessible vehicles; and food and refreshments. “We are excited to relocate from Mentor to the new, centrally located, state-of-the-art Bedford Heights location,” said Chris Paczak, chief marketing officer. “The new location will expand our reach...

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NSM, BraunAbility partner on education

October 24, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility and BraunAbility have partnered to install the first BraunAbility developed kiosk in NSM's Houston branch. The kiosk is meant to educate NSM clients about accessible vehicle options and provide them with the opportunity to connect with their local BraunAbility dealership for a thorough mobility consultation. “Both NSM and BraunAbility are committed to empowering the lives of individuals with physical disabilities through mobility solutions,”...

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VMI picks up pace

February 22, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PHOENIX - The last quarter of 2018 was a big one for Vantage Mobility International (VMI), the manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles. The company named a new president and CEO, Mark Shaughnessy, in September, and acquired Revability, another manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles for commercial and personal use, in December. Here's what Shaughnessy and Charlie Treadwell, vice president of marketing, had to say about the company's growth trajectory and its new leadership.HME...

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VMI launches accessible SUV

February 14, 2018HME News Staff

PHOENIX - Vantage Mobility International has launched the VMI Honda Pilot Northstar E, a spacious, accessible SUV. The SUV features VMI's Access360 for expansive door opening width and height, 33.5 inches by 55.5 inches; an in-floor air ramp to keep dirt and debris out of the cabin; a 32-inch wide ramp to accommodate large power wheelchairs; and flexible seating to let the wheelchair user sit in the front passenger position of the mid row. “The introduction of the VMI Honda Pilot Northstar...

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VMI, NMEDA celebrate 'Local Hero'

January 12, 2016HME News Staff

PHOENIX - Vantage Mobility International and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association will deliver a free 2015 Honda Odyssey with VMI Northstar wheelchair ramp conversion to Cynthia Noonan of Oakland, Calif., on Jan. 14. Noonan is a Local Heroes Winner of the NMEDA's 2015 National Mobility Awareness Month contest. She has Transverse Myelitis, a rare autoimmune disease, which made her a C5 quadriplegic. Noonan serves as a board member for the Bay Area Outreach and Recreational Program,...

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Hasco launches new crowdfunding site

September 24, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

LONDONDERRY, N.H. - Accessible vehicles are expensive, but most wheelchair users can't get from Point A to Point B without them.Hasco Medical hopes its new site, Wedeliverfreedom.com, will help.“People with disabilities have a hard time making money,” said Damon Didier, director of marketing. “We get calls all the time, and we'd love to help—and we do give some vans away. But this way, we can help more people out.”Wedeliverfreedom.com allows site visitors a chance to...

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