Every driver hates getting stuck in traffic behind a bus or truck. To make matters worse, it is often risky to try to pass them since you don’t have a very clear view of what’s ahead. In a single-lane highway, the maneuver is even more dangerous. In order to reduce accidents, a new truck aims to help drivers in situations like these.
Developed by Samsung in Argentina – where one person dies in a traffic accident nearly every hour – the “Safety Truck” attempts to reduce accidents on the roads by showing what’s ahead on a huge screen on the back of the truck.
Images are captured by a camera on the front of the vehicle and transmitted on four monitors installed in 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 on their website.
Samsung Safety Truck is a partnership held between Samsung and the Argentine brand Ingematica. The idea promotes a safer life on the roads, making overtaking easier and avoiding setbacks such as sudden braking and running over animals. Samsung has tested a prototype of the truck, but the vehicle is not yet ready for the roads. But the company ensured that the technology works and can save many lives.