New concept docking system
The Hightower Docking Console offers a new approach to docking a power chair securely in place in either the driver or front passenger areas. Instead of requiring a downward facing docking pin attached under the power chair, the Hightower system mounts its mating bracket to the underneath side of the wheelchair seat. Docking is accomplished when the wheelchair driver navigates into place, with the mating bracket sliding into the locking shaft of the center console (see close-up photo, left ) which has been bolted to the vehicle’s floor structure. The wheelchair is then electronically locked securely in place. Chair release is activated with the push of a button. Due out by summer’s end, the Hightower will be “priced competitively” with other electronic docking systems. Hightower Docking Console, (619) 263-3904.