Friday, March 29, 2013

UPDATE: More Images of Accessible Nissan NV200 Released

Official photos of the accessible version of the new Nissan NV200 taxi have been released.  Check out the pictures after the jump.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

UPDATE: Nissan Releases Video of Accessible NV200 Taxi

Nissan has released a video detailing the accessible version of the NV200 taxi.  The conversion was designed in conjunction with Braun Mobility.  Based on the video, it appears that it is designed to only accommodate a wheelchair passenger or regular passengers and not both at the same time, limiting the practicality of taxi transportation if traveling with a companion or another wheelchair user.  The tie-down system, thankfully, appears to be well thought out and should provide adequate restraint when in the taxi.

Enjoy the video after the jump.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nissan Debuts Wheelchair Accessible NYC Taxi

The manufacturer of the new New York City Taxi, Nissan, is debuting the wheelchair-accessible version of the NYC Taxi, the NV200.  As predicted through an earlier post, the vehicle is designed to be a rear-entry vehicle.  The ramp is manually raised and lowered by the driver and the wheelchair user simply drives up the ramp and will be secured inside via tie-down straps.

More information will be posted as it is released.  More pictures after the jump.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Paralysis Does Not Stop Motocross Rider Darius Glover

Darius Glover has been riding motorcycles since he was 7 years old.  After an accident left him paralyzed when he was 15, most people would think that his motocross days were over. Darius is not like most people.  Find out why after the jump.