Wheelchair and scooter users want independent transportation, and bus drivers have a schedule to maintain. Until now those two objectives often conflicted.
However, with the introduction of QUANTUM, the industry now has the first securement system designed to keep passengers safe and drivers on schedule.
Using traditional tie-down securements, drivers can take up to several minutes to affix the proper securement straps. In spite of their best efforts to be respectful, the process can be awkward and often invades passengers’ personal space, sometimes even causing unintended discomfort or injury.
The success of the QUANTUM system stems from the creation of the transportation industry’s first fully-automatic, rear-facing wheelchair securement station. QUANTUM allows passengers to board a bus or railcar, quickly position their chairs, and simply push a button to secure themselves in a stable and safe rear-facing position without driver assistance — all in under 25 seconds. Once the vehicle reaches the destination and stops, the passenger simply pushes the button again and independently makes his or her exit. This independent securement process inspires to profoundly change the face of public wheelchair passenger transportation.
Key QUANTUM benefits include no-hassle maintenance program; routes with less curb time and more mileage; ease of securement for drivers and mobility riders as a result of its easy-to-use passenger function; and long-term cost savings. Come see a demonstration during the APTA Expo at Booth #2613