Samsung might save you from the trouble you go through when you are driving on a two-lane road and you are stuck with a slow-moving truck in front of you. The company’s new invention, the Safety Truck allows you to see whether there is enough space for you to pass by the truck.
The secret lies in the use of a wireless camera which is attached to the front of the truck and a big video wall which is placed at the back of the truck. The camera is connected to the video wall which is if made out of four exterior monitors. This enables drivers behind the truck to see what is going on ahead. In addition the camera is equipped with night vision so you can see even in the dark of night.
The Safety Truck was tested in Argentina where it was statistically proven that the traffic accidents rates are among the highest in the world. In addition most accidents take place on two-lane roads and especially in instances of overtaking. The prototype was tested with a local B2B client in Argentina.
Samsung said in a blog post that this technology will make it easier and safer for drivers to overtake the trucks in front of them. Another advantage which the Safety Truck has is the fact that it reduces the risks of accidents caused by sudden braking or by animals which cross the road and jump in front of the car.
For now Samsung has no plans to use on Samsung trucks or on any other trucks. They have managed to confirm that the Safety Truck works and that it can save a large number of lives. The company said:
“The next step is to perform the corresponding tests in order to comply with the existing national protocols and obtain the necessary permits and approvals. For this, Samsung is working together with safe driving NGOs and the government.”
There might be possible for the drivers behind the truck to get distracted by the rear panels of the truck, but this innovative technology still improves the lives of people and moreover it can save lives.
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