This could be the future of private hire vehicles, grey fleets in the public sector and more. Here’s the latest from Driver Bubble;
Driver Bubble™ and Addison Lee introduce new safety screens for its fleet of Mercedes E-class vehicles, adding to the safety screens across its entire standard Multi-Purpose Vehicle fleet. With the UK economy starting to open up again, safety and hygiene are as important as ever. This partnership with Driver Bubble provides even more of Addison Lee’s drivers and passengers with the reassurance they need when travelling.
Speaking about this partnership Patrick Gallagher, Chief Operations Officer, Addison Lee commented, ‘Addison Lee is delighted to partner with Driver Bubble to offer passengers safe transport options as the country eases out of lockdown. Throughout the last year, the health and safety of our passengers and drivers has been our number one priority.
As part of our Safer Journey Initiative, we were the first Private Hire Vehicle company to install TfL approved safety screens across our entire standard fleet. The addition of the Driver Bubble safety screens within our E-Class fleet furthers our reputation for safety and hygiene and keeps us ahead of the competition.’
Thomas Kruyne, Director of Driver Bubble™, said, “Since the beginning of the pandemic, the team at Driver Bubble™ are consistently addressing critical challenges faced by the transportation, taxi, and private hire industries. We aim to ensure safety and provide peace of mind to hundreds and thousands of transportation businesses and their passengers alike. We are thrilled about this partnership with Addison Lee as it supports the continuous effort made by the industry to address challenges due to the COVID-19. Above all else, it helps keep people connected and safe, and places passengers at the heart of every journey.”
The Driver Bubble Shield is approved by Transport for London and has been subjected to impact, light fire and chemical resistance tests, as well as airbag deployment tests, to meet the legislative and automotive standards. Crafted for Mercedes E-Class W213 (2017-2021) models, their safety screen is easy to maintain, effortless to install, and economical. It has optical transparency, allowing the driver and passengers to communicate without feeling isolated.
The screens are now being installed across Addison Lee’s Mercedes E-class vehicles, demonstrating their continued effort in prioritising their drivers and passengers’ health.