4ONE announced a new breakthrough in its Q’POD ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) securement systems for mass transit.
Now, the ADA community and its advocates can experience even greater accessibility, safety, comfort and independence when using public bus systems across the U.S. and Canada. Other key transit constituencies, such as bus company owners and drivers, also stand to benefit from Q’POD’s enhancements. The benefits of the new 4ONE system include a reduction in potential workers compensation injuries, a cleaner and more organized wheelchair securement area, easier maintenance and increased productivity.
The newly redesigned Q’POD by 4ONE has an automotive-quality height-adjustable shoulder belt. The new seatbelt’s sliding mechanisms operate just like those in most cars and gives the wheelchair occupant three inches of up/down movement, which provides greater comfort for varying passenger heights and wheelchair styles.
4ONE also added the option to store the rear restraint hooks on the top of the barrier, eliminating the need to bend over to access them. Q’POD by 4ONE’s occupant lap belts can now be conveniently attached to receptacles on the barrier and flip seat, for a seamless and faster securing/detaching process. 4ONE offers the Q'POD with its ultra slim Bantam flip seats, Gemini slim flip and newly redesigned Aries slim flip along with its traditional line of flip seats.
The Q’POD by 4ONE is included in many major contracts with transit systems including, Los Angeles; San Diego; Long Beach, Calif.; Dallas; Atlanta, Detroit; Fairfax County, Va.; and Grand Rapids, Mich.
“After delivering more than 7,000 Q'PODs, we now offer more varieties of the Q'POD than any other company, including the only version with an adjustable shoulder belt,” said Dan Cohen, VP, Freedman Seating and 4ONE. “We’re confident that this feature, along with the ot hers, will provide the increased comfort and additional safety that our ADA user base was seeking.”