Introducing CameraMatics DVS24 solution

Posted 9 Apr 2024

From October 28th 2024, any vehicle over 12 tonnes operating in Greater London must meet new requirements for visibility through the cab windows, or alternatively have a compliant Progressive Safe System (PSS) fitted.  

CameraMatics can provide a PSS today to all HGV operators in London, the UK and beyond. Short of changing an entire fleet, this is the simplest, fastest way to get ‘DVS’ compliant and continue to operate as usual. The system is already installed, tested and proven to meet DVS requirements. But don’t take our word for it: watch the video below. 

We talk to John Moran, Director UK Haulage at Flannery Plant Hire, about the CameraMatics DVS system

What is DVS, and how is it changing? 

DVS forms a central part of the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London’s transport network by 2041. As you might expect from the name, the standard refers to required levels of visibility around the vehicle, and in particular in front of and to the sides of the cab – and extending backwards through the blind spots on both driver and passenger side of the vehicle. 

Most HGVs currently on UK roads are not compliant with these standards. In order for these vehicles to become compliant, a PSS must be installed. 

In relatively simple terms, a PSS is a system that: 

  • Detects vulnerable road users (pedestrians and cyclists) in specified areas to the front and sides of the vehicle
  • Provides in-cab alerts and vision to the driver when these road users are detected, and the vehicle is either moving or about to move off 
  • Does not trigger these alerts for non-vulnerable road users (cars, post-boxes and so on), or when the vehicle is stationary and not preparing to move off 

Or in even simpler terms, it is a system that gives drivers the vision they need when the physical configuration of the vehicle makes that otherwise difficult. 

It is important to note that the DVS standards do not indicate how this has to happen. Only that a system must meet the requirements as they have been published. And that’s precisely what the CameraMatics system does. 

Meet the DVS challenge: today 

CameraMatics is ready to ensure your fleet is DVS compliant. All you have to do is get in touch. Our systems work, and we’ll have you up and running well before the October deadline.  

And it’s not just about compliance. CameraMatics helps reduce accidents across the board, and the costs associated with them, wherever your fleet operates. So, these systems will pay for themselves in no time. We look forward to talking to you. 

For more information about the CameraMatics DVS24 solution, feel free to visit our dedicated DVS webpage here.