The Best Car for Someone in a Wheelchair?! – Our new Tesla Model X!

by birtanpublished on September 26, 2020

Alright I'm ready you ready nature everywhere that is amazing so there are a lot of cars out there a huge variety and all of them are good for different things and there's a lot of cars out there that are great for people with physical limitations like myself some

Are better than others but pretty much any car can be adapted for a wheelchair user but there are not very many cars that don't require you to go to the gas station and if you're a wheelchair user you know that's a big deal I'm talking

Big deal and I'll show you in a second why that is full disclosure since this technology is new it is ridiculously expensive right now but like with any piece of tech the price is going to drop over the next

Couple years and it's just good to know that it currently exists one way to get a price break on technology is buying it used we bought this Tesla Model X used from dan from the YouTube channel what's inside

And it has some features that is awesome for everyone but more so for cambrie I'll show you what those are let's get started

so this is the Tesla Model X the SUV version all-electric and is super incredibly fast the Model X has a range of 280 miles which is about the same as a tank of gas in a normal car that's got

A lot of personality with the Falcon doors and I think it's gonna fit cambrie pretty well it's got automatic doors which is great with my last car I never used the back hatch because I wasn't able to reach it once it was up to bring

It back down but with the Tesla you can open it with the FOB and close it with the Bob or your app on your phone which makes my life a lot easier kimber you want to show us how to get inside so you might not think that going

To a gas station is a very big deal but when you're in a wheelchair it's a totally different ballgame you have to transfer the wheelchair and yourself in and out of the car twice it's like going to the gym just to get gas so getting an

Electric car avoids the gas station altogether but even though we get to avoid the gas station cambrie still has to get in and out of the car and no matter what car we get the process is gonna be basically the same

So I put my feet in first or my legs in and then I grab one of the steering wheel point one hand on my cushion myself when I'm with her I help her out and then put the chair in the back the back seats fold down and there's enough

Room for her wheelchair you can tell this is quite the process so imagine doing this at the gas station multiple times in a row the wheels come off easy enough then she can take the wheels and put them in the back seat right next to

One of the pilot seats in the middle and then make some space to pick up this and then I place it on the passenger seat next to me there you have it so you can see why avoiding the gas station is a good thing not only does she have to

Disassemble her chair but reassemble it when she gets back out twice for the gas station so having an electric vehicle that she can just plug in when she gets home it's pretty awesome so since cambree's chair is made of

Metal we added some protection some clear plastic protection right here along the sidewalls so when she brings her chair into the frame it doesn't scratch anything as well as we have a seat cover on this

Seat as well as the center console and a screen protector on the display so if anything tops the display or the seat or the door everything's always protected we had our buddies over at Lux Auto Spa the same people who wrapped Dan's Tesla

Gray applied those special protection features for us I think they've done a pretty good job we've had this car for about two weeks now and there's been no damage to the actual car you might have heard that Tesla's have something called

Autopilot and you might think that with autopilot someone with a disability can just jump in and start driving but that's not the case yet full autonomous driving is coming in the future but for right now

Cambrie needs hand controls to operate the vehicle okay this car is already pretty well adapted to me like we didn't have to make very many modifications but something that I will always have to make modifications on is the hand

Control since my legs don't work my hand controls do the job so this part if you push forward applies pressure to the brake and then if you rock it back it electronically controls the acceleration pretty cool one of my favorite features

Is when you apply pressure to the brake the door closes nice and then I have to reach for it quick sidenote one of my favorite features and I know there's a few cars out there that have this but the

Steering wheel heats up and I am always cold so it is maybe my favorite feature of this car my hands are nice and toasty yeah this has a lot of features that make life easier for everyone in general but I think my

Favorite is that it's quicker than most sports cars especially since Dan splurged a little when he bought it and got the P 100 D which means this is the fast Model X and cambrie has been fast she's launched it a couple times in

Ludicrous mode but she's never done it herself personally so this will be the first time are you ready I guess this is a question yeah I think I'm ready like that you got 230 miles an hour and stop

losing in your old Z bells tighten up every time – oh that was fun you can feel like the blood rushed to the back of your head because the acceleration is just so intense that's crazy

We had a friend in the car once and he's like man my blood forgot how to circulate which is like the perfect example or the perfect analogy of what happens when this thing accelerates yeah

that was it I just want to keep driving these trails it's super pretty out right now and there's like homes on the side of these roads that I'm sure they can't get to in the winter but super cool and

It's just like mind-blowing how many colors are still out there like a lot of the Leafs have fallen but it's still just like nature everywhere it's really cool so when I take my hand off the accelerator the car takes that energy of

Slowing down and puts it back into the battery so essentially we could gain more miles by going downhill and using that energy so one of the reasons we chose the Model X over the Model S or the Model 3 was because it has slightly

Better off-road capabilities and it can tow things which cambrie is pretty interested in the thing I like about it is you can change the suspension height so it can be low for me to transfer in and out but then it can also be raised

When we're off-roading so obviously buying a Tesla is fairly expensive at the moment the price is going to drop with time and if you do end up buying a Tesla the best way to do it is with the Tesla owners code yeah you can walk into

A dealership and just buy a Tesla right but if you have this code you get an extra 1,000 miles of free supercharging a thousand miles for you and a thousand miles to the person whose code you're using which would be me and cambrie

Super charging is what we would use on long road trips it fills the Tesla battery super quickly with power we can fill a large chunk of the battery in just 30 to 45 minutes a lot of people might think that you have to use these

Superchargers but in reality most people including us have a little charging station installed in our garage the supercharger spread out across the United States are mostly just for long road trips so one thing that bugs us

Both quite a bit is one when there's no parking because someone takes the handicap spot or to someone parks right next to my car and I can't open the door wide enough to get in she needs a lot of space one cool thing with the Tesla is

That it has the summon feature but it's also now with just this update it's a smart summon which means that she can park anywhere and she can call the car to her from across the parking lot we're gonna try

It out so right now cambree's parked in an impossible location there's no way she can get into the driver's seat but since she has the app on her phone with the smart summon she can now summon the car

And it knows there's a car next to it and it's gonna come find cambrie what do you think about that yep high-proof we're on the freeway right now and cambrie has never tried out autopilot in her Model X yet so we're gonna do it for

The first time so cambrie when you're driving and there's that gray steering wheel up in the corner it means that the car has identified the lanes in the road and it's ready to assist you with driving or self driving so on the

Steering wheel on that far side there's a tiny little knob that if you click it towards you twice it'll the autopilot mode and we'll keep the same speed it'll keep the same speed and distance from the

Cars in front Travie twice plug it towards you twice ok are we sure okay there you go now the car is driving by itself staying within the lines and now the steering wheel is blue meaning that

The car is driving itself and about every 60 seconds or so there will be a little flashing light that pops up saying take control the steering wheel for a second we just have to nudge it to prove that you're still awake and

Listening dan and I made a video about what happens if you fall asleep while autopilot is engaged so I'll leave a link for that down in the description it's pretty cool game Bri what are your thoughts about autopilot

Initially it's nerve-racking because they didn't quite trust it and I still don't trust 100% house to keep my eyes on the road but it allows for a little bit more freedom of my hands to do something else like grab the

Window roll it up or down grab my drink girl quick fix my adjust something for like the speed of the windshield wipers it just gives me a little bit more freedom because my hands are always occupied if I'm doing it all

All the time and the best thing about all of this is that the autopilot capabilities they're just going to keep on getting better and better right now the autopilot can navigate us while we're on the freeway but soon in the

Next year or two it'll be able to take us from our house to our destination without us actually needing to drive ourselves so as this car is passing us on the side Tesla has recognized

It recognizes the other cars with all the cameras positioned outside of the vehicle and that's what helps us drive safely so Cambria now that you don't have to control of your vehicle with your hands what are you going to do with

Them still a responsible driver not gonna be pretty not make up or anything all the charging stalls are full and there's so many Tesla's just sitting waiting to plug in alright there's Dan

Open the door for us and it is opening up convenient it looks so good it's been a while how long has it been since I've been in this car like three or four weeks you guys have had this now yeah it's been a little bit I think the

Real reason you sold the Tesla to cambree was because it's more of a feminine vehicle oh is it and you were scared about racing my truck see I'm okay with the race I don't know if that's the thing but I'll let you go

With that that's the real reason so there we have it we have the old owner in the backseat and the new owner in the front seat and I think we're gonna have a lot of fun with it so if you want to watch Dan's video on why he sold his

Test I'll leave a link for that right here hit that subscribe button if you haven't already and coming out with cambrie and I on our instagrams we'll leave a link for those down in description and remember how we finished

It off I missed this car is that how we finish it thanks for watching we'll see you around perfect

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