Starting gun fired on new truck cab designs; EU direct vision standard adopted for 2025

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New truck cab designs will include larger windscreens and have more streamlined bodies after MEPs passed a law to do away with ‘brick-shaped’ lorries. Manufacturers will be able to lengthen the design of cabs by 80-90cm, according to Transport & Environment (T&E), but only if they use the extra space to provide better vision for the driver, improve aerodynamics and boost safety. The campaign group said the reforms will allow newly-designed trucks on Europe’s roads from 1 September 2020. However, […]