Astra Vehicle Technologies to help tackle blind spots at Freight in the City Birmingham

Astra Vehicle Technologies is ready to help the industry fight the problem of blind spots when it takes part at the Freight in the City Spring Summit next month.

The group will demonstrate its Astra ClearView safety systems, including its retrofit low level passenger door windows to help drivers cope with the challenges of the “urban jungle”.

Director John Chadderton says the windows, created after collaboration with HGV manufacturers, help to improve direct vision by reducing the crucial blind spot area situated to the nearside of a vehicle.

He adds that this is achieved without imposing significant additional cognitive load upon the driver.

“Despite the many mirrors applied to modern vehicles, blind spots in heavy goods and construction vehicles have been demonstrated to be significant in recent modelling exercises completed for TfL,” Chadderton said.

He added: “Our range of low level windows cover a number of current popular vehicle makes and models.

“Uniquely it is the only retrofit window product that does not detract from the provisions of the vehicle manufacturer by maintaining full operation of the original passenger door window.”

Chadderton said another benefit of the Astra ClearView system is that it provides a large low-level window area which is both ’e’ marked and fully bonded with a similar SIKA-tested process to that used within vehicle manufacturing.

The range is available for fitment via 20 depots nationwide, using SIKA-process trained installation engineers.

For more information, you can meet the team at the City Spring Summit held on 1 March at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingam. Make sure to reserve your free place today!

By David Craik