Astra Vehicle Technologies returns to the Freight in the City Expo this year to showcase its Astra ClearView range of low-level passenger door windows.

The ClearView range is designed to improve HGV driver vision of vulnerable road users and to help reduce blind spots on the left-hand side of the vehicle.

Director John Chadderton said: “This is a unique product because it is the only retrofit window that allows the main passenger window to remain fully operational.”

The Astra ClearView range is available to all makes and models of Euro-6 trucks, including Daf, Iveco, MAN, Scania, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

The large, low-level window can be retrofitted to all Euro-6 trucks or to new vehicles being prepared for application. It is available in kit form and can be fitted via a nationwide fitting service.

The Ellesmere Port-based company, which specialises in chassis modification services, developed the Astra ClearView range after working with Daf to produce a similar solution for its larger construction trucks.

TfL is currently consulting with industry over its proposed Direct Vision Standard, which it plans to introduce to improve safety of vulnerable road users around HGVs.

Part of the DVS plans include a proposed safety permit that will take into account additional technology fitted to lorries, such as sensors, cameras and additional window panels.

To find out more about Astra ClearView windows and explore the latest safety equipment on the market for vans and lorries, make sure you register to attend this year's free-to-attend Freight in the City Expo on 7 November at Alexandra Palace.