News Release 2021

Toyota Boshoku starts demonstration experiments of a newly developed virus infection control partition

 Kariya (JAPAN) – April 16, 2021 Toyota Boshoku Corporation has developed a partition that can be retrofitted to the driver’s seat of vehicles as a measure to control virus infection in the passenger cabin. We start full-scale demonstration experiments using approximately 50 commercial taxis in April.

 The developed partition is designed for attachment to the driver’s seat. In addition to preventing the dispersion of airborne particles, attaching a blower fan with a filter to the partition also supplies clean air to the driver’s seat. An air shield is also formed as another measure for reducing airborne infections.
  These features were designed based on technology that Toyota Boshoku has cultivated through our experience in the development of human-centered spaces. By retrofitting the partition to the driver’s seat of taxis and other shared vehicles, we will provide a comfortable, safe, and secure cabin space.

 Toyota Boshoku will exhibit the partition for reference at the 19th International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2021), which will be held from April 19 to April 28, 2021.


Partition Installation


Installation in vehicle (in the driver’s seat)