Saturday, September 24, 2011

VPG Auto's MV-1 Begins Production

VPG Autos has officially started production of their vehicle, the MV-1, at their manufacturing facility in Indiana.  The vehicle will be available for purchase both for commercial and consumer applications and has the distinction of being the first and only factory-built and assembled vehicle which meets or exceeds the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The MV-1 will be available in either gasoline or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powertrains.  More information after the jump.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Brazilian Man In Wheelchair Goes 62 MPH on Highway

The clip above is video of a retired Brazilian fisherman who adapted his wheelchair with an engine capable of propelling him to speeds in excess of 100 KPH (62 MPH).  The retiree was detained by local police for driving without a license and for lacking an adapted vehicle permit.  For a man possessing a single arm to modify and operate a wheelchair at highway speeds and passing slower vehicles in the process, this is an amazing feat.  Check out the clip and enjoy!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Push Through

The following article was written by the creator of this blog for Cure CMD on the subject of transitioning from school to college to adulthood.  The intent for this piece is to focus on the thought process behind transitioning rather than actual information.  There are many other sites and resources where you can get actual information, such as SSDI and vehicle adaptation and wheelchairs, but there is not a lot of information regarding the thoughts of people who have went through this transition.  The following article, after the jump, is meant to provide this information: