Wednesday, January 21 at 5 pm, in the Ballroom of the Comfort Suites and Conference Centre in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario,MV-1 Sault Ste Marie will be holding a press conference to announce the MV-1 vehicle’s presence in Sault Ste Marie. During a reception from 4 – 7 pm, the MV-1 vehicle will be available for attendees to explore the future of Accessible vehicles.
The MV-1 has set a new standard for accessibility vehicles. The MV-1 has directly answered the needs of para-transit, taxi, livery industries, as well as disabled communities across Canada. Historically served by converted or retrofitted general use vehicles, the idea of a ground-up design and a “built for you” solution has raised the bar for quality products and services.
The MV-1 was engineered to allow for ease of accessibility regardless of mobility issues. The MV-1 allows for the
accessibility of most wheelchairs and scooters, while providing a comfortable and safe ride for all, with the
disabled person sitting in the front of the vehicle for the first time. The MV-1 is the new standard for Mobility vehicles. As the only factory-built mobility vehicle of it’s kind, the MV-1 outshines any conversion van on the market. Unlike conversion vans, the MV-1 is designed to meet or exceeds all Canadian Motor Vehicle Association Safety Standards (CMVSS) as well as meeting the Canadian Standards Association, D-409 standard for accessible vehicles. It also passes the US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) requirements.
Most provinces, municipalities and cities in Canada, including Sault Ste Marie, have introduced or are working on legislation to improve accessibility in transportation to service the needs of a rapidly aging and increasingly disabled population. Current accessibility transportation choices are costly to maintain,