Plans for a new truck has been showcased by Loughborough University, who claim that the design could save the lives of hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians.
The design is the product of a project jointly commissioned and funded by Transport for London and Transport & Environment, aimed at improving road safety for cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
The prototypes feature a cab 80cm longer than normal trucks, with a rounded nose, smaller dashboard, expanded glazed areas and a 230mm lower driving position. The developer claims that the plans will increase the driver’s field of view of the front and side by 50 per cent compared to the best current standards.
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