University unveils cycle-friendly truck concept


 

Loughborough University has unveiled a new design of truck it claims could save the lives of hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians. The Direct Vision concept, based on a previous design from the University of Aachen (FKA), features a cab 80cm longer than normal trucks with a rounded nose, smaller dashboard, expanded glazed areas and a 230mm lower driving position, all of which is said to increase the driver’s field of view of the front and side by 50% compared to […]