TfL and TRL evaluate HGV blind spot technology
A project funded by Transport for London (TfL) and carried out by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) will examine the latest blind spot safety technology.
The measures to be evaluated can be fitted to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) operating in urban areas to help reduce the likelihood of collisions with pedestrians and cyclists.
The project will evaluate the effectiveness of the full range of blind spot safety technology, including camera monitoring systems, optical and radar detection systems and other sensors fitted to HGVs.
TRL will use the findings to develop detailed performance criteria, such as the distance objects can be detected, how easily the equipment detects vulnerable road users, and how reliable the equipment is.
Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “By funding this project we can help companies make informed choices, encouraging use of the best equipment available and helping to drive further improvements in the future.”
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