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Covid era taxicab: minivan with a partition

The minivan taxicab pictured below was retired from service years ago. Yet its configuration is ideal for the Covid-19 era. The large interior allows ample space for social distance in the back and an enclosed space for the driver in front. The bullet-resistant partition provides effective crime deterrence as well as privacy for passengers.

This Dodge Caravan taxicab, operated by Luxor Cab in San Francisco, had a large seating area because the standard middle row of seating was removed. As configured, the cab accommodated three passengers with seatbelts in the rear compartment, and an optional fourth passenger in the front seat. The vehicle was equipped with a digital security camera and a GPS-linked panic button.

exterior view
Dodge Caravan outfitted as a taxicab.

sliding doors
The usual center-row seats have been removed in order to
provide ample room for passengers well behind the partition.

view from rear seat
Looking forward from the rear passenger seats.
The upholstered steel-and-polycarbonate divider is from Taxicab Products.

rear seat
Three-wide rear passenger seating.

luggage space
Luggage space behind the rear seats.

front seats
The driver seat and front passenger seat.

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