DVS relates to how much an HGV driver can see directly through their cab windows and was brought in to improve safety for vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, in London.
Vehicles are rated from zero stars (poor) up to five stars (excellent).
The DVS five-star rating for Lunaz UEVs is significant because under Transport for London (TfL) rules, HGV operators can currently apply for a permit without needing to provide any additional evidence.
However, from 28 October 2024, HGVs rated zero to two stars will need to be retrofitted with a Progressive Safe System.
David Lorenz, founder, Lunaz said: ‘From the outset, we’ve built our upcycled electric refuse trucks to meet the DVS five-star standard for driver visibility – the highest available. This accreditation enables operators to obtain an HGV permit from London boroughs without any further documentary evidence or vehicle modifications.’