What Is the Direct Vision Standard?
The Direct Vision Standard is a safety permit for vehicles that weigh in excess of 12 metric tons.
The legislation is based on a star rating system that indicates how good a view operators have of other road users from their cab. The system rates the vehicles from zero to five stars. The star ratings are assigned in collaboration with the vehicle manufacturers and are based on the condition of the vehicle when it rolls off the production line.
Vehicles that meet the legislative requirements will be granted a permit to enter Greater London.
SideEye Active Camera and Radar Detection System
The SideEye active camera and radar detection system from Stoneridge-Orlaco meets the requirements of the Direct Vision Standard.
This blind spot warning system uses a combination of radar signals, audio signals and camera images. Furthermore, a monitor overlay provides an indication on the 7" display when there is someone in the blind spot. SideEye also provides visual and acoustic alerts for drivers as soon as other road users are detected in the truck's detection zone on the passenger side.
In addition, the powerful speaker on the side of the vehicle alerts vulnerable road users when the vehicle is maneuvering.