In addition to the safety, being low to the ground probably help with the ADA compliance. It looks like there are some kind of ramps built into the doors on one side.
S. Towler wrote:
Not sure what you mean, Sam. Are you talking about the side skirting?
The giant red "bumper" on the front and back and the fact that it sits so low to the ground. Plus, the "safety bars" going across the exposed parts of the wheel trucks. Didn't quite look that way in the color elevations and that model on the first page.
The "bumper" probably acts like the strips on the parking lot trams; if it makes contact with a stationary object, the vehicle E-stops automatically. I know safety is Disney's top priority, so I guess compromises with design have to be made.[/quote]