Top 5 Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Features

Open Road Access offers wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) for hire, delivered directly to your door. You can hire any of our vehicles from 1 day to 1 year. Plus, everything’s included. So, you don’t need to worry about breakdown cover, insurance, delivery or collection – we’ve got you covered. Powered by Proximo, we have over 1,000 WAVs within our fleet, so you’re sure to find the right one for you.

Every one of the WAVs we have to offer has been specially adaprted to help you travel in comfort. Here are the Top 5 features of our wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs).

1: Spacious interior and easy entry

Accessible vehicle

Our wheelchair accessible vehicles offer a converted, roomy interior layout. This ensures ample space for both passengers and the wheelchair user. The lowered floor and gentle ramp make entering and exiting the vehicle a breeze. No more struggling with tight spaces, or awkward transfers.


It’s not always easy to transfer someone who uses a wheelchair into the seat of a vehicle. It can be a stressful and uncomfortable experience for you as a wheelchair user and the person who’s helping you out.

What’s great about our WAVs is that they’re designed so that you can travel as a passenger whilst staying seated in your wheelchair. So you don’t have to worry about the strain on your wrists and shoulders if you’re transferring yourself into the vehicle. You can simply wheel yourself in, either via the ramp or the lift – depending on what model of WAV you choose to hire.

In short, the design of all our WAVs ensures a smooth and hassle-free travel experience for you and your travelling companions.

2: Secure Wheelchair Restrains

The safety of wheelchair users and their passengers is paramount. So, every single one of our wheelchair accessible vehicles is equipped with ultra-secure wheelchair restraints. These restraints keep your wheelchair in place, eliminating any movement to ensure you feel safe and comfortable while you’re in transit.  

3: Customisable seating layouts

We understand that if you use a wheelchair, you have your own unique set of needs. So our accessible vehicles offer a range of seating configurations. We have various options available to suit a wide range of needs. Whether you’re looking for a small WAV with space for 2 passengers, like a Citroen Berlingo, or a larger WAV, like the Vauxhall Vivaro, which can accommodate up to 6 passengers, your ORA team will be happy to help you find the right solution.


Having so many options to choose from means you’re no longer restricted to where you can and can’t go. You can live life without limits, going wherever you want, whenever you want. That might just be a trip to the supermarket to pick up some bits, or day trip, or getting away for a week or so with a group of friends.


Whatever you have in mind, hiring a WAV from Open Road Access gives you greater freedom of movement.

4: User-friendly controls

All our vehicles come with intuitive controls designed to be accessible to everyone. From the touchscreen dashboard to the ramp controller, everything is strategically placed to be within reach and easy to operate. This ensures that anyone travelling can confidently use the vehicle without any complications whatsoever.


You can adjust the seating to make sure you travel in the most comfortable position for you. You can also use the touchscreen display to adjust the climate control, warming up or cooling down the interior of the car as required. Plus, many WAVs are now fitted with Bluetooth connectivity, making it easy for you to connect your smartphone and play your favourite Spotify playlist wirelessly as you enjoy the ride.

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5: Enhanced accessibility features

Wheel chair being pushed into a vehicle

Our wheelchair accessible cars go above and beyond to provide a comfortable travelling experience. Each vehicle is equipped with features such as wheelchair winches, adjustable seats, and specialised seatbelts. These thoughtful details make a world of difference and ensure that you can enjoy a smooth and pleasant ride.

Even if you’ve got a system for getting yourself and your wheelchair in and out of a car, it can still be a hassle. Folding down and packing away your chair can be a stress, especially on a rainy day. So it’s good to know that when you hire a WAV from Open Road Access, your vehicle has handy features like ramps and lifts to make life easier for you.

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