Screens will help private hire firms shield both drivers and passengers during pandemic

Technology company Autocab is working with Driver Bubble, a supplier of screens for the interior of private hire taxis, to ensure drivers and passengers are protected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Plastic and PVC screens supplied by Driver Bubble shield drivers and passengers, reducing the risk of virus transmission. They are quick and easy for private hire firms to install and clean – and are compatible with almost any make of vehicle.

By forming this partnership, the two companies are aiming to keep costs down for private hire firms and help get drivers back to work safely. An exclusive price on the screens can be accessed through ‘Autocab Connect’ – an online marketplace which offers taxi operators a range of third-party services, including insurance and marketing, intended to help support and grow their businesses.

Autocab has also pledged not to make a profit on any purchases of screens made via its marketplace.

Safa Alkateb, CEO of Autocab, said: “Passenger and driver safety is of the utmost importance. As a business – and collectively as an industry – we’re looking at ways we can get drivers back out on the roads, while reassuring passengers that taxis are a safe way to travel.

“We’re anticipating there will be a big uptake in demand for taxi services as the country starts to get back on its feet. Not everyone will be able to take public transport due to social distancing rules. So, it’s key that taxi firms are showing they have put measures in place to ensure good hygiene.”

“Driver Bubble’s protective screens are a great investment for taxi firms – both now and in the months to come. They will help many of our customers to get back to business as usual, without compromising on safety – especially when combined with a contactless payment option, through an app or online payment services such as LynkPay.”

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