The VMI Honda Odyssey wheelchair-accessible van features a power, in-floor wheelchair ramp deployment system for unobstructed entry & exit. With a ramp of 30.5 inches wide and a door opening height of 55.25 inches, it is larger than its closest competitor.
The VMI Honda Odyssey handicap van is engineered with an additional .75 inches of ground clearance which reduces vehicle scraping while going over raised or uneven surfaces, which can be problematic in vehicles from competitors.
The Honda Odyssey wheelchair van from VMI features a patented, ultra-low, in-floor wheelchair ramp deployment system. The ramp conveniently deploys from and stows underneath the vehicle’s floor. This hidden design not only eliminates a ramp blocking the doorway, it also creates additional interior space and maneuverability for passengers. The ramp is 30-inch wide and has an 8.65-degree ramp angle. The ramp is made from high-strength aluminum alloy and can support loads up to 1000 lbs.
The VMI Honda Odyssey wheelchair-accessible van uses an obstacle-free front, interchangeable seating, and easy removal and usage. This new seating design allows for multiple seating arrangements. The interchangeable seats allow users to load one seat and switch from one side to the other as needed.
EXAMPLE: (Wheelchair users may start on a trip driving from their wheelchair, but after some time become fatigued. The installed seat on the passenger side can easily be moved from the passenger to the driving position to allow the passenger to drive. At the same time, the wheelchair user takes a break riding along in the passenger side of the wheelchair van). The space up front is also large enough to accommodate two wheelchairs side-by-side if needed.
ALL new VMI Northstar, Honda Odyssey wheelchair van conversions have floors made from Galvanneal Steel and are E-coated for optimal rust and corrosion prevention. This new material and advanced process in manufacturing make every new VMI wheelchair-accessible van highly resistant to rust issues. The new steel also has an increased tensile strength which results in a more robust and more durable wheelchair accessible construction
ParkSmart™ is a patented feature found on VMI Honda Odyssey wheelchair-accessible vehicles. It works by automatically alerting careless drivers who park too close to the accessible vehicle, blocking ramp access.
The ParkSmart™ system works after the user engages the system via a button found in the vehicle’s interior. As the wheelchair user exits the vehicle, the ParkSmart™ system will engage and activate 30 seconds after the side door is closed. Once engaged, the system monitors the passenger side of the vehicle for any objects that come within the acceptable distance of the vehicle that would inhibit the wheelchair user from entering their vehicle upon returning.
The system uses the same technology found on rear collision systems of other vehicles that detect object proximity. The only difference in the ParkSmart™ system from VMI is that in addition to an audible alert when clearance is compromised, the system also broadcasts a recorded message. This message and alerts are repeated, advising the driver of the other vehicle to please move their vehicle or obstruction.
Below is a great video demonstrating the ParkSmart™ handicap parking deterrent system from Vantage Mobility International.
|Usable Door Opening Height||A||55.25″|
|Usable Door Opening Width||B||30.5″|
|Inside Center Height||C||59″|
|Height at Driver & Passenger Position||D||58″|
|Angle of Ramp||E||8.65 Degrees|
|Length of Ramp||F||58.3″|
|Usable Ramp Width||G||30″|
|Overall Floor Length||H||92″|
|Length of Floor Behind Front Seats||I||59″|
|Width of Interior at Center||J||66″|
|Ramp Load Capacity||1000 lbs.|