MONEY TOO GOOD – This Tiny Car For Wheelchair Users Costs 9 Million Naira
Posted By: GalantMedia Staff
on August 4, 2019
The tiny car designed for wheelchairs users is over 9 million naira($25,000) – Onegoodhead
Sincerely, so many disabled are completely cut off from the world because of mobility issues and end up having human contact only when people come to them or online, so this would be Ingenious and big win for handicapped needing a wheelchair. Unfortunately, the vehicle has limited capabilities. It wouldn’t be compatible with a Midwest or Northeastern Winter unless the wheels could be swapped out for lunar style tracks, and a weight stack supplemented for additional traction
Every wheelchair user will be extremely glad just to see the auto manufacturers offer a replaceable steering wheel that houses the break and acceleration features using today’s drive by wire technology.
This is nonetheless a great idea and very cute but, it doesn’t seem to have the same capacity for vehicle safety that’s mandated by DOT. For front, rear or side crashes, someone in a wheel chair would have a much higher risk for fatality. The manufacturer has take it upon themselves to take it to the next level for safety.
Nevertheless, If this is compared to today’s electric mobility scooters, it looks like a big improvement. It keeps you out the weather, goes fast enough to keep up with traffic and you are in a position that means you don’t feel too vulnerable on the road.
$25000 for a car with no storage that looks like half a fiat 500 and looks as high risk as a smart car. Does it have front or side impact protection? disabled people often are poor and this is possibly overpriced for the cohort of people who is is meant to help. Although it is a good idea in principle and looks very sweet, I have to say that this is not in my opinion a viable option for many underprivileged people with mobility issues sadly.
As for onegoodhead.com, “It is good”, It could be better, this looks degrading than helpful in comparison to what is already available. People shouldn’t be loaded into the back of a car like a horse. Plus anything bigger than a skip is a threat to the existence of that vehicle and anyone in it. The practicality of it seems flawed, the idea is creative. but I don’t think anyone could justify paying $25k+ for something that has a top speed of 28 mph on public roads with 68 miles of charge and no room for groceries/passengers…
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