With COVID-19 restrictions behind us and travel booming, Uber and Lyft rides have risen back to 2019 levels. In fact, monthly active users on Uber’s apps surged 14 percent and revenue from the rideshare segment rose 73 percent in the third quarter.
Yet even as travelers return to rideshares’ convenience, many expect safety precautions to be kept in place—not just to prevent the spread of Covid (and other airborne illnesses), but also for their own privacy. And of course, rideshare companies are also concerned with the well-being of their drivers. The result: Rideshare services continue to use the car sneeze guards and driver partitions that were put up during the pandemic.