• Jun 11, 2012
One major issue facing transportation is accessibility, especially for those in wheelchairs. From public to personal transit, a wheelchair presents unique mobility challenges. Sure, it's possible to outfit existing vehicles for wheelchair accessibility, but the process is expensive and doesn't always yield a complete, integrated solution. That's where Kenguru changes things. The Kenguru is an electric vehicle with no seats, that allows drivers to control the car from their wheelchair. We went to Pflugerville, TX to try it out.



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      • 3 Days Ago
      Brilliant
      • 3 Days Ago
      This is amazing. I wish that every wheelchair bound person would be able to have one if they so desired. Hope those billionaires out there get the message and perhaps we should have a fund drive, entirely volunteer, to support this cause.
      Clay
      • 3 Days Ago
      Great idea, but I'm just wondering, what happens when someone runs into you?...
        Jim R
        • 3 Days Ago
        @Clay
        Since it's classified as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, and not a car, it doesn't have to pass any of the NHTSA's crash safety standards. That's part of why they can develop it so cheaply. Because of this, you really REALLY don't want to get into an accident.
      • 3 Days Ago
      Amazing story Stacy!! Good luck to you!! Have you ever thought about going on the TV show "Shark Tank"? It's where billionaires invest their money to be partners with people that have businesses that need more money. You never know:)
      TTigerLilyx2
      • 3 Days Ago
      Great idea, and I wish them every success! That being said, better gear up for disappointment because in the USA, big oil isnt gonna allow them. We had start up companies in my State who had the neatest EV's, about the size of a large golf cart, and people WANTED THEM! However, in a matter of weeks, they were totally outlawed. Nothing will be allowed to endanger those oil profits. And if they let handicapped people use them, the rest of us will want something similar, so... Just think, simply making sidewalks twice as wide for small EV traffic like this could take an incrediable number of gas vehicles off the road, saving tons of money and ' foreign dependence' on oil and put a good dent in emissions. Its horrifying that corporations make our laws for us now.
      iheyl
      • 3 Days Ago
      I used to drive a car with a chair topper for my wheelchair, however since being diagnosed with post-polio and the weakening in my only good leg and arms, I've been home bound for several years. Getting a van and then adapting it, or buying already adapted one, is too expensive. Something like this would be so freeing. I pray they keep up the work. Maybe one day I can drive myself again ;o).
      Perry
      • 3 Days Ago
      Pretty cool rig. Once this company grows, and it will, they will probably start to meet most of the demands listed in other posts here. Its tough to start a car company, especially in the US.
      rcsherm
      • 3 Days Ago
      This is one of those "why didn't I think of that!" ideas. Looks very functional, and allows freedom for many wheel chair bound folks. Best of luck! This is a market idea that will go far I believe.
      Scott
      • 3 Days Ago
      Interesting NEV. Next up would be to modify a SMART car design for a longer range.
      • 3 Days Ago
      This is great! It looks like a closed-in golf cart. Great idea. I'm so happy for her and those that will soon own one of these.
      • 3 Days Ago
      i hope a loving filthy rich person will build tracy a joystick car. and give her some inventory money.much love.
      galvin1105
      • 3 Days Ago
      I think this is a wonderful idea that is long overdue! It is a custom made vehicle for people in wheelchairs. None of us can imagine being confined to a wheelchair. This is a taste of freedom. Even though it can only go onto neighborhood roads of 45 mph, it will be such a wonderful sense of freedom to be able to go to the town shops and the malls by yourself. Many towns have public parks that would certainly allow them to park on the premises to be free to sit and relax. This will be a wonderful beginning vehicle. As these vehicles are made by other companies, they may be bigger and stronger. Only time will tell. Good luck to this beautiful woman and getting as many Kenguru handicapped vehicles as people want. Now that this article has been on line, maybe some kindly, wealthy investor will come along and help you out.
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