Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT)

A wheelchair-accessible taxi often known as WAT is an electric assistive mobility vehicle that is customised to the needs of physically impaired people and helps accommodate wheelchair passengers in the cars comfortably for a hustle-free roadside experience.


Gilani Engineering is an assistive mobility equipment supplier based in NSW Australia that covers a wide range of electric mobility products ranging from manual to electric wheelchairs, lightweight foldable wheelchairs, electric recliner chairs, ramps and hoists, home modification products and mobility scooters. 

ramp for wheelchair accessible taxi vehicles

ramp for wheelchair accessible taxi vehicles


Hydraulic wheelchair Accessible wheelchair taxi GILANI ENGINEERING

Hydraulic wheelchair Accessible wheelchair taxi GILANI ENGINEERING

Gilani Engineering offers the best affordable products and services with sustainability, comfort and quality. Gilani Engineering is also an NDIS approved mobility services provider to Australian citizens which means that the company offers numerous services to people with limited mobility options.

These advanced and new services include but are not limited to hiring equipment services, equipment repair services, wheelchair accessible vehicle hiring services, home modification services, vehicle and car modification services, and accessible taxi and community transport services.

Gilani Engineering has a team of extremely dedicated and skilled personnel who ensure the ergonomic requirements of the wheelchair accessible taxi (WAT) passengers are met at all times and that they can experience roadside mobility freedom just like anyone else.

The number of disabled access taxis for sale has been increased in Australia over the past. With the increase in consumer demand and government special subsidies for disability needs, wheelchair-accessible taxi or WATs are now more available to physically challenged people.

This is due to the number of companies offering these mobility services have increased and improved over the course of time.

Wheelchair accessible wheelchair taxi mobility vehicle

Wheelchair assistive mobility vehicle

Gilani Engineering follows the adaptive innovation model to update their products and services so that they can best suit the requirements of the consumers. Customer feedbacks are recorded for every service being provided and a dataset is generated which is used to analyse and identify the room for improvement. In this way, the continuous improvement strategy has enabled Gilani Engineering to mark its brand territory in the lines of assistive mobility all across Australia

There are many companies with features like affordablebility, automobility, right price conversion or wheelchair vehicle Brisbane that may include similar services.

Gilani Engineering employs special drivers for wheelchair accessible taxi passengers. These drivers are often equipped with the compulsory disability awareness training under which they are given the knowledge and insight into the better ways to treat the passengers with assistive mobility requirements and understand their unspoken needs and expectations.

These WAT drivers are trained to always be compassionate and respectful of their passengers, including those with disabilities, and that they should understand some disabled people have difficulty communicating. They are trained to ask their physically impaired passengers with any assistance they may require or if they find something uncomfortable.

Hydraulic Accessible Wheelchair taxi Lift hoist for vehicle GILANI ENGINEERING

Hydraulic Accessible Wheelchair Lift hoist for vehicle GILANI ENGINEERING

Our wheelchair accessible taxi drivers are empathetic and don’t handle their special customers on any assumptions. They are trained to exhibit patience and kindness at all times if somebody moves slowly or has difficulty accessing a vehicle. Extra care is promised when driving disabled passengers around to avoid things like hard braking or sudden corners, in case the passenger is in pain or injures themselves easily.

Since these taxis with wheelchair access drivers are equipped with sufficient knowledge and training, they are in a position to assist wheelchair users in and out of a taxi. Nevertheless, the degree of immobility varies from person to person and so do their needs and that is why our WAT drivers never treat all the special passengers with the same assistance levels.

Instead, they ask the passenger about the kind of assistance he or she requires to ensure that the passenger feels comfortable all the time. All of the taxis with wheelchair accessible taxi vehicles at Gilani Engineering are equipped with electric ramps and lifts so that people with limited mobility can access or exit these vehicles with ease and comfort.


There are some of the basic requirements that are drafted by the Commonwealth Government's Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (DSAPT) to be ensured by all the wheelchair accessible taxi drivers. These requirements are mandated in the best interests of both the passengers as well as the rental companies. Failing to meet these requirements halts the passenger from using these Wheelchair accessible vehicles. These requirements include:

  • The weight of both the mobility aid and the passenger should be less than 300kg.
  • The occupied length of both the mobility aid and the passenger should not exceed 1300mm, while the width should not exceed 800mm.
  • The passenger’s head height should not exceed 1500mm when sitting on a mobility aid.

These wheelchair accessible taxi are supposed to have a secure restraint system to tie down the wheelchairs at four different points. All of these restraints are expected to comply with the Australian Disability Standards and shall not have any wear and tear or knots anywhere.

WATs offered by Gilani Engineering have an anti-skid loading level surface with hoists firmly fitted to the assistive vehicle. All the vehicles are in accordance with the governing legislation for physically impaired people and are compliant with the needs of the special passengers.

Shall you be interested to know more or if you are looking to hire a wheelchair accessible vehicle, you can contact us on any of our given channels and our agents will be available to happily assist you.

Vehicle-modification accessible wheelchair taxi

Vehicle-modification accessible wheelchair taxi

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