Industry News Archives - NMEDA

September 18-20, 2021
NMEDA Annual Conference

This year's event will be co-located with ADED's 2021 Annual Conference and the first ever Auto Mobility Expo.  You won't want to miss this!

Coming to Columbus? Book Your Hotel NOW

The countdown is officially on as we enter double-digits for days until the NMEDA Annual Conference and Auto Mobility Expo! That's right, there are only 95 days until the top auto mobility players will gather in Columbus, Ohio.

BraunAbility and Q’STRAINT Announce Transformative Mobility Venture

Today, BraunAbility and Q'STRAINT announced a new venture to accelerate innovation in the auto mobility industry. According to the press release, one significant opportunity of the venture will be greater integration of the design process with significant potential for enhanced safety, quality, and reliability for the disability community...

Sam Schmidt Walks Again Thanks to Exoskeleton Technology

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NMEDA friend, former IndyCar racer, Arrow McLaren SP racing team owner, and Conquer Paralysis Now founder, Sam Schmidt shatters another barrier as he walks again...

United Access Honored with PVA Corporate Patriot Award

The Paralyzed Veterans of America recently recognized United Access and the Karyn and Richard May Foundation as the recipients of the 2021 PVA Corporate Patriot Award...

BraunAbility Releases All-New Hybrid WAV

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BraunAbility recently announced the release of their all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid. According to the press release, the hybrid wheelchair accessible vehicle achieves 36 miles-per-gallon combined fuel efficiency, and prioritizes space and maximum maneuverability for wheelchair users...

VMI Launches New All-Wheel Drive Conversion

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Vantage Mobility International (VMI) recently launched the first-ever all-wheel drive wheelchair accessible minivan. Built on the 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid chassis, this new conversion features a unique patented wheel well cover design that more closely resembles an unconverted vehicle...

Superior Van Aids Family in Returning Act of Kindness

People who were strangers just months ago are now calling each other family after what started as an act of kindness from one man came full circle when he least expected it.

Global Chip Shortage: What Can the Auto Mobility Industry Expect?

As we all know a global chip shortage is impacting production lines in many industries, most notably (and close to home) the automobile industry. Below please see the corporate statements from BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International regarding how this shortage is impacting the auto mobility industry.

May is National Mobility Awareness Month

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Since 2012, May has been recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA). As an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities, NMEDA and its members continue to support National Mobility Awareness Month...