DVS 2024 Explainer for operators

Explainer for operators: What should your TfL DVS compliant Blind Spot Information System and Moving Off Information System do, and what should it not do?

Hot off the press – an excellent document has just been released by the Road Haulage Association, Apollo Vehicle Safety and Loughborough University for vehicle operators sourcing equipment for Transport for London DVS system. Systems such as Radar Predict and Front Radar from Brigade Electronics UK Ltd meet the detailed specifications provided by TfL, but unfortunately some systems cannot. The aim of this document is to help operators tell the difference and ensure that they purchase compliant systems.

The Loughborough University team that authored this document also designed the TfL Direct Vision Standard (DVS), which sets minimum requirements for direct vision from HGVs cabs, and the Progressive Safer System (PSS), which defined safety technology that must be fitted the HGVs if minimum direct vision requirements cannot be met by that vehicle.

The following content is intended for vehicle operators who are in the process of sourcing equipment to meet the requirements for the TfL DVS system. There are many providers of this technology. Some systems can meet the detailed specifications provided by TfL, and unfortunately some cannot. The aim of this document is to help operators tell the difference and ensure that they purchase compliant systems.

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that before purchasing systems, that operators test the equipment on an operational vehicle, ensuring that all use cases for the vehicles are included in driver testing. The following document contains notes about issues to be aware of during this testing.

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