What is Direct Vision Standard?

Direct Vision Standard, or DVS is a scheme which will be coming into play on the 26th of October 2020 in the Greater London Area for all Heavy Good’s Vehicles over 12 Tonnes.

In order to operate within these areas you will be required to rank at least 1 star by this date. Stars are measured by direct view through the Window of the HGV Cab. This is to ensure that deaths and serious injuries on roads within London are eliminated; by lowering the level of risk to vulnerable road users such as Motorcyclists, people walking and cyclists near the vehicle.

Stars will rank from 0 which is considered poor and will require immediate action to fit safer solutions, to 5 which is considered Excellent.

By 2024 you will require to be a minimum of a 3 star ranking.

Plant-i DVS Stars Compliance

Applying for your permit is FOC, and if your vehicle already meets the requirements you will be granted a permit.

DVS Standards also apply to those travelling into Greater London from outside the UK, and also require a Permit.

Applying is the same as what it is for UK residents, and equivalent documentation is accepted.

Plant-i Ltd can offer you a DVS Compliant Solution with a award winning support team on had and expert engineers to install into your vehicles.

Plant-i Ltd Tracking Solutions

Christmas at Plant-i 2019

“Quad bike theft warning for Powys farmers”

Powys has seen a total of 102 quad bike thefts in the past year alone ITV reported on the 23rd of December.

Not only are quad bikes and tools being stolen but also Land Rovers Trailers and other Farming equipment. 

“Dyfed-Powys Police said thieves were becoming more daring and organised criminal gangs were targeting farm”

With the increase of reported thefts within our local area, any quad bike, motorbike or farming equipment owners who are looking to protect their asset with tracking, pop into our office in Machynlleth or give us a call for advice.


Tractor tracking



Telford Tow Show 2019

It’s that time of year again!

We love exhibiting at Tow Show Telford every year, catching up with new and familiar faces. Based in the International Centre the 2-day event brings everyone from the recovery industry to demonstrate the latest technology and innovations.

We will be at the show showcasing our Direct Vision Standard Camera Solutions along with our telematics, fuel card and Workforms products.

Plant-i raise Money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Team Plant-i got together today to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Members of the team brought in some lovely cakes which went down a treat. Along with donating we had a raffle and got together to play “Guess the baby”

Amount Raised was £600! Thank you Team.

Plant-i Raise money for Macmillan Coffee Morning

Plant-i Raise money for Macmillan Coffee Morning

Radius Payment Solutions

Sam Browne set up Plant-i Ltd 15 years ago in Machynlleth, Mid Wales. The business grew and gained a great reputation for the quality of our products and technical solutions and possesses a rapidly growing in-vehicle camera division that works closely with the fleet insurance industry. We soon became a leading supplier of telematics and camera solutions to the plant and construction sectors with nearly 25,000 vehicles using its solutions.

This added investment will allow us to add additional resource to provide our customers with a continued exceptional level of service and enhance our product offering.

Bill Holmes, Chief Executive of Radius Payment Solutions said “The acquisition of Plant-i is a very important move for the group as it accelerates our development of the dashcam market which is becoming an increasingly important part of the overall fleet management business. Plant-i’s strong links with major insurers fit perfectly with the strategy we are pursuing of providing fleet owners with added value solutions in an increasingly data driven market place. We look forward to welcoming Sam and his team to the Radius Group and continuing the journey he started when he set up the business over 15 years ago.”