In brief When a turning truck collides with a cyclist or pedestrian, it is frequently the fault of the blind spot – any area that the mirror on the driver’s cab cannot reflect. To prevent such severe accidents, London wants to introduce a driving ban for heavy goods vehicles over twelve tons that have poor visibility on the side. The ban will take effect starting in 2020. One exception will be trucks equipped with driver assistant systems that detect objects using sensors or cameras and warn the driver of obstacles when making turns. ZF will soon add not only a turn assist system to its portfolio, but will take it a step further with its Side Vision Assist. Aided by artificial intelligence, this function will detect other road users and, if necessary, intervene in the driving action.