UPDATE: Changes to Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Direct Vision Standard (DVS)
What You Need to Know
The current DVS Scheme for vehicles over 12 tonnes, is changing. From October 2024 the minimum star rating requirement is increasing from one to three stars. Operators that fall short of the required star rating will need to apply for a Progressive Safe System (PSS).
This replaces the current Safe Permit and requires a new range of blind spot and predictive collision warning technologies. Some technologies fitted to meet the current DVS requirements will not be applicable from October 2024.
PSS requires technologies that can predict collisions and warn the driver with a range of audible and visual warnings depending on the severity of the danger.
A simplified Version of Requirements:
- Predictive side sensor technology to warn the driver of a collision.
- MOIS – A front sensor system that provides alerts to the driver when a vulnerable road user is in the detection path, both when preparing to move off and when moving off.
- A nearside camera and monitor
- An audible alarm to warn other road users that the driver is about to move.
- An A3 size DVS sticker.
- Products must not interfere with safety critical aspects of the vehicle and must therefore have E Mark Certification
- The new specification also requires the Original Equipment Manufacturer to test the products with a specific test procedure.
- Must be signed off by a competent engineer installer
- Equipment fitted, The manufactures should also provide details on how the products link with other systems and they should not adversely effect any safety critical aspects or performance of the vehicle E Mark Certification