Metro Kav to apply disinfection technology on its taxi fleets
Israeli taxi company will begin using a unique air filter system to disinfect shared public taxis as part of safer efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic
The Israeli Metro Kav taxi company won a tender from the Israeli Ministry of Transportation to operate its taxi fleet with a unique disinfection technology to minimize exposure to coronavirus (Covid-19) pathogens. It plans to deploy the auto-cool ADS3000 filtration system following a three-month long successful pilot project, and is the first such air filtration system to disinfect viruses and bacteria that can be fitted inside air conditioning ducts. It will be deployed on shared taxis in central Israel, in the cities of Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, Holon, and Rishon Lezion.
The company developed smart filters that can be placed into existing vehicular air conditioners, with a smart algorithm that alerts the driver when the filter has to be replaced. The system may also be operated by remote control.
Metro Kav's shared taxis wil be equipped with a unique air filtration system. Photo: Auto-Cool
“We are committed to the regular movement of the lines we operate for our passengers, and examined a large number of advanced technologies over the past year, under the assumption that we will all have to learn to live with the coronavirus for some time to come,”
Ilan Zikri, CEO of Metro Kav said.
“Our goal is to make this timely system accessible around the world to facilitate its adoption in all modes of transportation” said Ziv Farber, CEO of Auto-Cool, adding that laboratory tests of the filters showed 100% efficiency in successfully removing coronavirus pathogens and other bacteria from the air.