A video recently filmed at a Phoenix, Ariz-based Vantage Mobility International (VMI) manufacturing plant aims to provide viewers with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into the engineering and design process of specialized vehicles for individuals with disabilities. The 10-minute long “How It’s Built” video was launched prior to National Mobility Month which begins in May and, “…explores the spectrum of design and technology behind mobility vehicles that’s been 30 years in the making. Most importantly, ‘How It’s Built’ is engaging, full of energy and offers exciting views of a vehicle that has, until now, been an otherwise overlooked design model,” Doug Eaton, VMI president says.
According to a VMI recent news release, the video was directed and produced by RealWorld marketing and documents the story of a Honda Odyssey minivan that is fully disassembled then re-engineered and re-built with the VMI Northstar in-floor ramp design. During the course of the video, an advanced Lean-Six Sigma manufacturing process is used to transform the vehicle. The Odyssey undergoes a full rotisserie, custom transformation which the release reports, is rarely seen in an automotive manufacturing setting.
To learn more about mobility vehicles or to watch “How It’s Built”, visit http://www.HowItsBuilt.tv.