Ford has provide you with a spread of protecting shields that may be shortly and simply fitted to the carmaker’s industrial autos, just like the Transit and Tourneo.
The target is for these shields to assist operators meet social distancing necessities, but additionally to ship extra peace of thoughts for occupants.
The shields had been designed for operations comparable to school buses, affected person transfers, transport and taxi providers, and could be ordered by way of Ford’s European sellers, in addition to by way of the Ford On-line Store in choose markets.
“Industrial automobile operators have confronted unprecedented challenges in 2020 and are adapting to new norms as they proceed to offer their important providers to our communities and financial system,” mentioned Ford’s European industrial automobile aftersales director, Owen Gregory.
“Our new safety shields present extra help to our prospects as they proceed to function in difficult circumstances, providing drivers and passengers peace of thoughts as they work and journey.”
The shields are made out of clear polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, that includes built-in straps for easy set up. Ford says that these shields don’t prohibit passenger consolation, inside house or the operation of the heating and air flow programs. In whole there are 4 separate configurations, splitting cabins from entrance to rear and from left to proper.
Additionally, the mounting factors and strap positions had been fastidiously arrange in order that they permit the conventional deployment of facet and curtain airbags within the event of an accident.
Ford will finally match these shields to the Transit / Tourneo Join variants too, with the Transit Courier to observe later this yr.