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July 20, 2020

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Coronavirus: Safety screens developed for taxis

Vehicle manufacturer Toyota says it has developed a new safety screen to fit into the cabins of taxis, to help mitigate coronavirus transmission for taxi drivers and customers.

Transport for London (TfL), has reportedly approved the polycarbonate screen, which Toyota says can reduce the chances of virus transmission.

It is currently compatible with all recent Prius models and the full Corolla range, with approval pending on larger models like the seven-seat Prius+ and RAV4 SUV.

Fitting the screen, which needs to be done by a qualified technician, is said to take about ten minutes and doesn’t’ affect the structure of the vehicle or damage it’s interior.

The screen is clear and has a central opening flap for card or cash payments to be made.

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