Brigade Electronics is warning operators to be aware that TfL has changed the Direct Vision Standards on the positioning of sensors on articulated trucks. The changes were prompted by concerns that sensors fitted to articulated lorries could be triggered by the truck turning left rather than by the presence of a cyclist or pedestrian. The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) specification has been altered to make clear that that sensors on artic cabs must be “suitably positioned to provide sufficient coverage, […]
Tideway, the organisation behind London’s ‘super sewer’ project, believes high direct vision truck cabs will become the norm across the construction sector.
Scania has completed its Next Generation line-up with the launch of the low entry L-series cab, designed for urban operations where direct vision is essential.
TfL has published guidance about its HGV Safety Permit scheme, promising there will be no charge for the permits themselves.