‘Double-headed' Vauxhall Astra for demonstrating a range of working mobility aids to assist disabled drivers gain access to, as well as exit, a motor vehicle. Constructed at Vauxhall Motors Ellesmere Port plant c1990-1991, and subsequently fitted with a number of different aids, occasionally updated, for demonstrations and driver assessments until 2005 at the Department of Transport's Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information Service (M.A.V.I.S.) at Crowthorne, Berkshire, England, 1991-2005.
This curious ‘double-fronted’ Vauxhall Astra is equipped with mobility aids to help disabled drivers. The Department of Transport’s Mobility Advice and Information Service (MAVIS) used it to demonstrate assistive technology and assess a driver’s needs. The technologies were occasionally updated and could be installed in different combinations suited to the driver. They were mainly involved in helping the driver to enter, exit and drive the vehicle.
- Object Number:
- furnishing and equipment
- vehicle - transportation
- land vehicle
- passenger vehicle
- The Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information Service.
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