Team Fordzilla is hitting Europe’s roads this summer to bring fun to children with disabilities and support local charities using a specially-modified Gaming Transit van.
Members of Team Fordzilla – Ford’s own esports gaming team – will drive a unique Ford Transit equipped with accessibility features and the latest high-tech gaming technology to visit charities, care providers and alternative provision schools that support children. For children with limited mobility, the van includes items like adaptive controllers that allow external buttons, switches or joysticks to be connected to create specific custom set-ups.
The marathon road trip will include stops in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK helping to bring fun and exciting new experiences to young people who will be able to play a variety of family-friendly games.
It has been designed to deliver an exciting and engaging experience for children with disabilities as part of Team Fordzilla’s drive to share accessibility, inclusivity and competition with gamers. The van’s eye-catching design includes styling features by MS-RT, who produce race-inspired versions of Ford’s Transit Custom and Connect vans, as well as the striking Ranger MS-RT pick-up.
Gaming Transit is designed to be safe and accessible for players. Ford’s partner vehicle modifier Allied Mobility have added a wheelchair lift and folding ramp to make entering and exiting easy, while adaptive game controllers can be configured to meet players’ individual needs.
Inside, the three gaming suites are separated by dividers and feature easily-cleaned surfaces. Gaming Transit also features a pop-up event space and two racing game rigs with steering wheels, pedals, racing seats and a dual-screen setup to create an even more immersive experience for gamers at each leg of the tour.