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Ford creates shields to keep Covid at bay

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Posted on 31 July, 2020
Ford creates shields to keep Covid at bay

Ford has created a range of protection shields that can be fitted into its commercial vehicles to help people meet social-distancing requirements because of Covid-19.

The marque says the shields are designed to supplement personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene protocols, with school buses, patient transfer, accessible transport and taxi services among the focus for the equipment.

The creations are similar to a “driver bubble” offered by Auckland-based RVE, which puts a transparent PVC shield between drivers and other vehicle users.

Ford dealers will be offering its accessories to customers across Europe as well as via the Ford Online Shop for selected markets.

Owen Gregory, European commercial vehicle aftersales director, says: “Commercial vehicle operators have faced unprecedented challenges in 2020 and are adapting to new norms as they continue to provide their vital services to our communities and economy

“Our new protection shields provide additional support to our customers as they continue to operate in challenging circumstances, offering drivers and passengers peace of mind as they work and travel.”

The impermeable shields are made of transparent PVC plastic and can be easily fitted to commercial vehicles. They are designed to split cabins from front to rear and from left to right as desired.