More than 5,000 Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses and coaches now have a multi-layer, high-performance active filter in response to the Covid pandemic. The units include an anti-viral layer that filters out up to 99 per cent of the aerosols in the interior. A clearly visible sticker in the boarding area identifies vehicles with this equipment in which the air can be completely renewed in one to four minutes.
Daimler has also retrofitted 5,000 urban buses, long distance scheduled buses and touring coaches of both brands with driver-protection doors of its own design. The fully-glazed partition walls made of safety glass or polycarbonate are available for new vehicles and as retrofit solutions.