Driving with Internal transfer

Transfer internally and drive from a standard driver seat

What is an Internal Transfer WAV conversion?

An Internal Transfer WAV is a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle which is designed to enable you to drive from a standard driver seat. You can safely transfer from your wheelchair to the driver seat inside the vehicle.

How does an Internal Transfer WAV differ from other types of WAV’s?

Most WAV’s are designed for the wheelchair user to sit in the back. For disable drivers, you can either drive from your wheelchair (if you are a powerchair user) or drive a standard car with adaptations. With an Internal Transfer WAV you can use your ability to transfer, but with the safety and comfort of transferring inside the vehicle.

What are the benefits of an Internal Transfer Vehicle as opposed to using a standard car and transferring externally?

As well as designing Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, Sirus provide an adaptations service adapting standard cars so we meet many customers who want to drive a standard car with adaptations, transferring from their wheelchair to the driver seat. The advantage of having an internal transfer WAV as opposed to an adapted standard car is that you will transfer inside the vehicle. So if its raining you will stay dry and if you are parked on the road this is a safer alternative. Our mobility specialists can advise you on all of the options so you carefully select the right solution for you.

Is an Internal Transfer Vehicle right for me?

If you have the ability to transfer and want to use your upper body strength, an Internal Transfer Vehicle could be the perfect option. Many of our customers who use a manual chair will also opt for this solution as opposed to a drive from wheelchair vehicle.

How do you enter and exit an Internal Transfer Vehicle?

The Sirus VW Transfer is designed with rear entry, so you enter from the ramp at the rear and the ramp and tailgate are both automated. This is easily operated using a key fob or button on the dash so you can open and close independently.

Where do I travel when I don’t want to drive?

On the occasion when you don’t want to drive you can safely travel in the rear of the vehicle. Your wheelchair is secured using a 4-point manual tie down system.

How does the powered six-way seat work?

Your transfer is assisted by an automatic 6-way transfer seat which swivels up to 90 degrees, goes up and down, forwards and backwards. This allows you to find the optimum transfer position.

How is my wheelchair secured?

Your wheelchair is secured behind the front passenger seat and parallel to the six-way seat to enable a comfortable transfer. Your wheelchair can be secured using manual straps or an automated lock. We will discuss this with you during your demonstration.

How many other passengers can travel in the vehicle?

With the Sirus VW Transfer as standard, there is space for two people (driver and front passenger) with the option of fitting one fold-down seat in the back (depending on the width of your wheelchair).

What Internal Transfer vehicles do Sirus offer?

Sirus convert the VW Caddy Life as an Internal Transfer.

Do I need a driving assessment?

Our mobility specialists at Sirus can advise you on the best adaptations to suit your requirements. Alternatively (and if you are driving for the first time or returning to driving after a lengthy period) you can visit your Regional Driving Assessment Centre and have an assessment carried out by an ADI (Approved Driving Instructor).  If you are using the Motability Scheme, they have a team of mobility assessors who will carry out an assessment during your home demonstration.

What adaptations can be fitted to enable me to drive?

We can fit a wide range to assist your driving. Many of our customers opt for push/pull hand controls. We also offer more high-tech options such as electronic gas and brake.  Our team of mobility specialists will talk you through the options to ensure we recommend the right adaptation to suit your needs. We can also create bespoke adaptations. Sirus is proud to have Motability Preferred Adaptations Supplier status.

 

Want to know more about our upfront wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale?

At Sirus we have a range of new and Approved Used Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles for sale. If you would like a home demonstration, all you have to do is call us and we will bring the vehicle out to your home. One of our experienced mobility specialists will carry out a free test drive and demonstration. Call our sales team based at head office and we will arrange a time and date to suit you.

For further information you can visit:

Motability Grantsfinancial help towards the cost of your Advance Payment, adaptations and driving lessons.

Motability – Car lease scheme for disabled drivers and passengers.

RiDC – Research Institute for Disabled Consumer.

 

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

  • Ford WAV Grand Tourneo Connect

    Drive from wheelchair, Wheelchair passenger upfront

    Sirus Ford Drive / Upfront

    Our latest Ford WAV conversion is designed to give you total flexibility. The side access design enables you to drive from your wheelchair or travel next to the driver, with the option to switch places at any time.
  • vw caddy wheelchair accessible vehicle rear boot angle in grey in west midlands

    Internal transfer

    Sirus VW Transfer

    The VW Caddy WAV Internal Transfer conversion is the perfect solution for wheelchair users who want to drive yet prefer the comfort of a standard driver’s seat.
  • VW Caddy WAV Drive from Wheelchair Silver rear angle in west midlands

    Drive from wheelchair

    Sirus VW Drive

    The Sirus VW Drive enables you the comfort to drive from wheelchair, eliminating the need to transfer. The rear ramp and tailgate are fully automatic and open at the touch of a button, giving you complete independence.
  • VW Caddy WAV Upfront Rear 34 Blue in west midlands

    Wheelchair passenger upfront

    Sirus VW UpFront

    The Sirus Upfront is designed so as a wheelchair user you can travel upfront next to the driver from the comfort of your own wheelchair. An upfront wheelchair accessible vehicle is a much more sociable way of travelling.