Catch a Kenguru


The New York Times recently caught up with the wheelchair accessible Kenguru designed by Zsolt Varga.

Most handicapped-accessible automobiles are designed for the general public and only later adapted for wheelchairs, resulting in awkward compromises, like the notoriously sluggish wheelchair lifts seen on public buses. But now there¹s the Kenguru, a snazzy mini-hatchback designed to give total independence to wheelchair users on the go.


The Kenguru¹s hatchback flips open so a wheelchair can roll right in and lock into place, which means the driver doesn¹t have to climb into a driver¹s seat. Because the steering column is a joystick, paraplegics and those with limited arm range can steer. The car is powered by a rechargeable battery and has a peak speed of 25 miles per hour.

New York Times

Am I the only one seeing a pattern here or is there some sort of meta-message here? Rear entry: Vexel Quovis, Kengaru, Nextide shoe.

Maybe, "Good design is sneaking up from behind."


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