Integrate Viewpoint Mobility’s rear-entry, lowered floor Vision™ automated wheelchair access system for the Toyota Sienna minivan.

We provided the customer with a complete working design that a competitor had failed to deliver to our client. Tight delivery dates and the customer’s reputation were the number one priority for DornerWorks.

Our Solution

Our solution included utilizing a Microchip PIC microcontroller for the motor control and a Microchip PIC microcontroller to interface to the Toyota vehicle for detection when the vehicle was in park as well as to interface to other aspects of the vehicle. In less than 4 weeks, we delivered to Viewpoint Mobility a production ready system that met all of their design goals, stringent industry standards, as well as some additional features that were recommended and decided to be added. At the press of a button, the rear hatch opens, the ramp unfolds and the van lowers to the ground making the van accessible to people in a wheelchair.

"We changed over to DornerWorks after several issues with our previous Hardware and Software design firm. We found DornerWorks to be a full service electronics & controls development firm. They provided me with technical expertise as well as great communication and program management. The combination of these attributes has lead to a successful, on-time, and on-budget project."
- Engineering Manager