The introduction the Auto Access Seat was first created in 2011 and has helped many people with disabilities drive with ease. Mobility Solutions are specific to individual customer's needs. Therefore Adaptive Equipment / Modifications must be customized to meet the specific needs and capabilities of the user.In general, customer's needs will fall into 3 main categories:
Toyota is the first and only North American automaker to offer a factory installed , rotating, power ascending/descending lift-up seat.
The Auto Access Seat offers a new level of comfort and convenience to anyone who may need assistance getting in or out of a vehicle. Customers will also include caregivers of an elderly parent or spouse with a walking disability, disabled veterans and parents of a child with a disability.
Installed in LE (model 5335) or XLE (model 5345) Sienna at the Indiana Assembly Plant.
Assembled units are available for dealer order through the e-Showroom Mobility Center and will arrive at the dealership 2-3 weeks following the order.
TMS Mobility is offering a free AAS Sienna Showroom Display kit ($500 value) to the first 100 GST dealers placing an AAS order.
Toyota's comprehensive 3-year/ 36K mile factory warranty applies to all components which can be serviced at any Toyota dealership.
The Auto Access Seat is competitively priced, and customers will receive $1,000 Toyota Mobility Customer Assistance. Furthermore, the Auto Access Seat may be eligible for other incentives provided by State and Federal programs made available to disabled veterans.
In addition to the $1,000 Customer Assistance, financing is available through Toyota Financial Services and the AAS Sienna and related equipment may be fully residualized.
Some customers will need to be referred to Toyota's network of specialized mobility dealers. Toyota dealers will receive a $1,000 for each referral to a mobility dealer that results in a sale.
Additional resources on this topic include: From the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) - "Consumer Reference Guide to Purchasing Adaptive Vehicles and Equipment", available at //www.nmeda.org/consumers/resources/reference-guide.aspx
From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - "Adapting Motor Vehicles for People With Disabilities", available at //www.nhtsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/DOT/NHTSA/Vehicle%20Safety/Articles/Asociated%20Files/adapting.pdf
From the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) - "Driving After A Stroke", available at //www.driver-ed.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=331