The Progressive Safe System (2024) is made up of some key elements that differentiate it from the current Safe System.
An active blind spot information system (BSIS) must be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle alerting the driver to the presence of vulnerable road users. Sensors must not activate in response to roadside furniture or stationary vehicles. For articulated vehicles, sensors must be suitably positioned on the tractor unit to provide sufficient coverage of the nearside without being activated by the trailer itself.
A moving off information system (MOIS) must be fitted to the front of the vehicle alerting the driver to the presence of vulnerable road users. Systems must be activate when the vehicle is stationary and provide an escalated alert if vehicle prepares to move off. A visual signal must show the VRU in the front blind spot with an audible alarm should a collision become imminent.
Existing requirements for Class V & VI mirrors, audible manoeuvring warning, side underrun protection and external pictorial stickers remain for the most part unchanged.
The Progressive Safe System is aligned to other scheme requirements, including existing and forthcoming standards such as the European Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
ACSS’s AI VRU Detection System is designed in accordance with UNECE Regulation 151 on Blind Spot Information Systems (BSIS) & UNECE Regulation 159 on Moving Off Information Systems (MOIS).
ACSS’s AI VRU Detection System fulfills all requirements of TfL’s Progressive Safe System for DVS 2024 and is available now as supply, or nationwide installation by ACSS approved engineers.