4One’s Q’Pod Transit Seating Sets Standard

April 28, 2015

4One announced a new breakthrough in its Q’Pod Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) securement systems for mass transit.

The newly redesigned Q’Pod by 4One has a height-adjustable shoulder belt. The new seatbelt’s sliding mechanisms operate just like those in most cars and gives the wheelchair occupant three inches of up/down movement.

4One also added the option to store the rear restraint hooks on the top of the barrier.  Q’Pod by 4One’s occupant lap belts can now be attached to receptacles on the barrier and flip seat. 4One offers the Q'Pod with its ultra slim Bantam flip seats, Gemini slim flip, and newly redesigned Aries slim flip along with its traditional line of flip seats.

The Q’Pod by 4One is included in many major contracts with transit systems including, but not limited to: Los Angeles, San Diego, Ocean County, and Long Beach, California; Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Fairfax County, Virginia; and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

"Because customer feedback is of prime importance to us and plays a major role in our product innovation process, we were enthusiastic about the ADA community’s request for an adjustable shoulder belt in our latest Q’Pod model,” said Dan Cohen, vice president of Freedman Seating and 4One.

“After delivering more than 7,000 Q'Pods, we now offer more varieties of the Q'Pod than any other company, including the only version with an adjustable shoulder belt. We’re confident that this feature, along with the others, will provide the increased comfort and additional safety that our ADA user base was seeking," he said.

“The Q’Pod by 4one has unmatched performance and reliability in ADA systems securement,” said Raymond Melleady, of USSC. “Bus operators and the ADA community enjoy the safety and comfort and ease of securement that comes with every Q’Pod installation,” he said.