Getting stuck behind a slow-moving tractor trailer is extremely frustrating (and can often cause irrational maneuvers from drivers) so Samsung came up with an innovative solution.
The Korean company is working on a line of seemingly see-through “safety trucks” to reduce the high number of traffic accidents in Argentina, where accidents are now one of the leading causes of death.
These new trucks will use cameras, wireless video and huge display screens to allow drivers to see what's ahead, making it safer to overtake. The wide-screen behind the vehicle actually makes it look see-through.
Samsung has already released a prototype and is pretty sure the concept will take off.
“The Safety Truck consists of a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which is connected to a video wall made out of four exterior monitors located on the back of the truck. The monitors give drivers behind the truck a view of what is going on ahead, even in the dark of night,” the company said in a statement.
The prototype truck was developed by a “local B2B client.”
“This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding whether it is safe to overtake. Another advantage of the Safety Truck is that it may reduce the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking or animals crossing the road,” the statement read further.
The company said its next step is to work with NGOs and local government to “perform the corresponding tests in order to comply with the existing national protocols and obtain the necessary permits and approvals.”
Watch the video posted above to find out more about these safety trucks.