This next generation of in-car work stations generally included a design intended for placement on the vehicle's front passenger seat or attachment to the front dashboard so that an individual, in the driver's seat, has some access to storage and work areas on the work stations or consoles. Often, these prior apparatuses were provided with a hinged top that not only concealed the various storage compartments of the console, but also doubled as a writing surface.
In view of the foregoing limitations and shortcomings of the prior articles, as well as other disadvantages not specifically mentioned above, it should be apparent that there still exists a need for an improved in-car work station. Specifically, one which is functional while also providing the user with enhanced accessibility to the various portions of the work station and a better orientation of the various work areas in relation to use from the driver's seat of the vehicle.
The present invention generally relates to work stations that provide a work area as well as a storage area within an automobile vehicle. More particularly, the in-car work station of the present invention relates to a work station intended to be placed in the front passenger seat of the vehicle so as to provide the driver of the vehicle with a mobile office having an area for writing, operating a portable computer, and storing files, in addition to an area for storing supplies and equipment such as note pads, paper clips, staplers, pens, dictation machines and mobile phones. Specific attributes of the present invention allow for accessibility from the vehicle's driver seat thereby enhancing and increasing its usefulness over prior art designs.
It is therefore a primary object of this invention to fulfill that need by providing an in-car work station which has been designed with the specific intent of providing increased access and usability from the driver's seat of the vehicle.