TGA, a UK-leading mobility product specialist, is delighted to announce its award-winning WHILL M powerchair is now revolutionising accessible motoring through Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) safety compliance.
The WHILL M Personal EV from TGA deliver levels of manoeuvrability, style and technology never seen before in the UK. It brings to market a contemporary lifestyle solution for style-conscious individuals of all ages with a variety of conditions. Developed in Japan, WHILL M encompasses pioneering ‘Omni’ front wheels for all directional propulsion - hence manoeuvring within most adapted vehicle interiors is hassle-free. With the ability to turn forwards and sideways, WHILL M has the smallest feasible turning circle - enhanced by hi-tech controls and precision steering. It’s crash-tested design has just been approved for WAV transit when secured by Q’Straint QRT wheelchair tie-downs or a Q’Straint QLK150 docking station.
Use of belt-based QRT retractors, such as those found in the Ford Link converted by Sirus Automotive, is fast and straightforward. WHILL M includes highly visible securing points so tie-down hooks can be positioned quickly. If a more automated solution is preferred, WHILL M can be secured via a QLK150 which comprises of a locking collar mounted onto the vehicle floor. This docking station can be positioned for either a disabled driver or passenger and electrically engages with a protruding spigot on the underside of an adapted WHILL M. Once locked, the user is safe to drive yet can release their position instantly on arrival or in the event of an emergency. By combining quality products from three trusted specialists, namely TGA, Q’Straint and Sirus Automotive, disabled drivers and passengers can benefit from care-free accessible driving.
Daniel Stone TGA Managing Director comments: “Our four-wheel-drive WHILL M has proven popular with individuals of all ages seeking an attractive mobility solution with pioneering performance. However, with the introduction of WAV-safe compliance, we believe interest in the market will now accelerate. WHILL M’s remarkable manoeuvrability is ideally suited to the inside of a vehicle and ensures boarding and disembarkation is fast and smooth. With this new level of convenience, individuals can enjoy broadening their horizons with utmost independence on arrival. Disabled drivers and passengers now have a clear choice for freedom further afield with peace of mind.”