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Honda factory conversion for Covid-19

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Honda factory conversion for Covid-19

Caught this on an American news station tonight.
https://www.wxyz.com/news/coronavirus/m ... 19-testing

I can see a demand for this in a number of businesses: Cabs, uber, airport limos ...

On Edit: adding link to video clip
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/new-honda ... n-detroit/
Last edited by ROYinTO on May 11th, 2020 10:40 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Good ideal until that van gets in an accident, and that plastic shield breaks.... and cuts my head off.

Need to see some crash testing.
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nasmac wrote: Good ideal until that van gets in an accident, and that plastic shield breaks.... and cuts my head off.

Need to see some crash testing.
If it's lexan it's unlikely to break. Unfortunately if you're unbulked it will be much harder than hitting the seat, or trap you in an accident. Good for Darwinism though.
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engineered wrote: If it's lexan it's unlikely to break. Unfortunately if you're unbulked it will be much harder than hitting the seat, or trap you in an accident. Good for Darwinism though.
It's a polycarbonate

Honda engineers in Ohio installed a sealed clear polycarbonate (plastic) panel between the front seat compartment and rear two-row seating area by removing the hand grips on the structural roof pillar (B-pillar), behind the first row, replacing it with new brackets to attach the clear panel. A second attachment bracket was fabricated and attached to the lower front seat belt anchor point for a total of three secure attachments on each side.

from https://hondanews.ca/en/news/release/De ... y-Minivans
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Kingsmen17 wrote: If the passenger is infected, they’ll be spreading the virus in such a closed space anyway. Hope they don’t use air recirculation lol.
A pressurized front cabin significantly reduces driver exposure to potential pathogens.

the Odyssey’s ventilation system software was tuned to maintain a more positive pressure zone within the front compartment to establish a designed air pressure differential between the front and rear seating areas, greatly reducing the potential for droplet infection migration during transportation.

Honda R&D engineers in Ohio designed the software that controls the ventilation system on the current-generation Odyssey. This core knowledge enabled engineers to tune the software to assure the air pressure differential is compliant with guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for negative pressure rooms in medical and research facilities. Specifically, the software is tuned to run the blower motor powering the fans in the front seating area faster than the fans for the rear seating area. The resulting air pressure differential creates a more negative pressure chamber in the rear seating area, with rear compartment air exhausted out the vents in the rear of the vehicle.

from https://hondanews.ca/en/news/release/De ... y-Minivans
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Soichiro wrote: It's a polycarbonate

Honda engineers in Ohio installed a sealed clear polycarbonate (plastic) panel between the front seat compartment and rear two-row seating area by removing the hand grips on the structural roof pillar (B-pillar), behind the first row, replacing it with new brackets to attach the clear panel. A second attachment bracket was fabricated and attached to the lower front seat belt anchor point for a total of three secure attachments on each side.

from https://hondanews.ca/en/news/release/De ... y-Minivans

Lexan is polycarbonate. It's just a brand name.

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