Placed on 09/09/2021
VB-Airsuspension has the right product available for more or less every application and/or (suspension) problem, including for vehicles that do a specific job. Many of these come up against regular problems that can have a negative impact on the role they are meant to perform. Similarly, there are cases where it's a question of: “Surely, there's a much easier way to do this?” or “Couldn't this be made much more convenient or comfortable?”. Motorhome owners, drivers of emergency vehicles (e.g. ambulances), drivers of car transporters and other vehicles regularly complain of issues that needlessly make their job harder, and sometimes they find the vehicle they use is missing certain functionality. And, beyond that, you have to consider wheelchair accessible vehicles, animal transport and other specialist vehicles. Here too, a range of improvements can often be fitted in terms of safety and comfort , both for the driver and for any passengers. A selection of our applications are described here:
The ultimate means of transport for those who want to take their own road and have the freedom to keep driving or stop whenever they want. Strong crosswinds, instability in some driving situations, vehicle drift and rattling in the interior are some of the common issues experienced by motorhome owners. Issues that are easy to resolve with one of our advanced suspension systems. When you're heading off for a well-deserved break, you don't want unneeded stress because your motorhome does not feel comfortable or safe on the road.
Passenger transport - Minibuses
Sometimes your passengers – and you as the driver – will be travelling for many hours on end. In this case, it is essential that your passengers are conveyed as conveniently and comfortably as possible. When you think of a comfortable minibus or coach, the first thing you think of is probably having enough legroom and good onboard facilities. But, if a journey is perceived as uncomfortable, it's usually not to do with facilities or lack of them, rather factors like noise from the interior and being able to feel unevenness and bumps in the road. The products from VB-Airsuspension offer various solutions to make the journey as comfortable as possible for you and your passengers.
Safety for pedestrians has been improved by the long, low bonnet on modern vehicles. However, this creates extra challenges for car transporters and breakdown trucks when loading and unloading vehicles. A big ramp angle and the lack of a kneeling function frequently make this process more difficult. When transporting vehicles, safety is clearly of the essence for car transport and breakdown firms. Extra care must be taken when loading and unloading, and this is not always an easy task. When attending to someone who is stuck at the roadside, the breakdown truck driver will want the customer to feel reassured that their vehicle is being handled properly. The vehicle must effectively meet the requirements of the car transport or breakdown firm so that drivers can get on with the job in hand without any unnecessary worries. Comfort and convenience for the customer and for the breakdown or car transport driver – that's what our products are about.
Stress is a significant risk factor in animal transport. When transporting animals, it's not just about a comfortable journey for you, it's about what's good for your passengers too. Animals are highly sensitive and will feel every pothole and bump in the road. A sense of instability and a steep ramp can also cause stress for animals. Air suspension makes the journey smoother for both animals and humans. Your animal will arrive more relaxed and you will have a more comfortable ride too, all because of a good suspension system.
Emergency service vehicles
Emergency service vehicles such as ambulances regularly travel fully laden and are fitted out with high-tech, weighty paramedic equipment. We all know that these vehicles are critical to saving life and limb, and in an emergency they need to get to the patient and convey them to hospital as quickly as possible. So, the last thing the driver needs is a vehicle where the access is too high. Stability and safety are of key importance in an emergency. The driver must be able to rely on the vehicle to perform at its best and to be easily manoeuvrable thanks to a solid suspension system.
Wheelchair accessible transport
When conveying passengers, you obviously want the journey to be as comfortable and safe as possible. Passengers should feel comfortable and confident at all times as they travel to their destination. It is not always easy to get the weight distribution right when the vehicle is carrying someone in a wheelchair. If the weight cannot be distributed evenly with an unbalanced or maximum load, this can cause the original suspension to 'sag' at the rear of the vehicle, with a detrimental effect on ride comfort. A constant ride height is essential for both the driver and the wheelchair user, something that can be easily achieved with one of our products.
A service vehicle is basically your workshop and transport all rolled into one. To be able to provide a full service and for peace of mind, you want to have all your tools and materials to hand wherever you are, so that you are prepared for every eventuality when attending a customer. The only problem with this is that your vehicle is frequently heavily laden. Your materials will not usually be evenly distributed in the vehicle, which can result in an unpleasant driving experience since the vehicle is lopsided. Air suspension can remedy this by automatically adjusting your vehicle in the horizontal plane. So, you get a more comfortable and safer ride.
VB-Airsuspension (air) suspension systems provide solutions for your suspension problems, allowing drivers and passengers to enjoy optimum ride comfort, increased stability and greater safety on the road and at their destination.
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