Every driver has experienced at least once being stuck behind a massive semi-truck while on a two-lane road, and no driver could ever say it’s a pleasant experience.
Getting around the huge truck is often difficult and frustrating, not to mention dangerous, because it’s very hard to see what’s in front of it.
Many accidents occur because drivers try to overtake the trucks without making sure the road in front of them is clear.
Samsung has acknowledged the problem and came up with a pretty ingenious solution to help avoid any road accidents due to overtaking.
The solution is called Samsung Safety Truck and it consists of a truck that is equipped with wireless cameras mounted on the front of it and four video screens that are attached to the back of the vehicle.
The driver that is behind the truck sees on the four screens what’s in front of the truck, making it easier to overtake.
The new Samsung Safety Truck is equipped with a camera on its front side that also has night vision.
This camera projects what the truck driver is seeing in front of the vehicle, and the live video images are projected on the four screens attached to the back of the truck.
The screens show the drivers behind the trucks whether it’s safe or not to pass.
The new Samsung Safety Truck was first tested in Argentina, where there are many traffic accidents, mainly because there are many two-lane roads.
The purpose of this new project is to reduce the number of head on collisions which are caused by drivers who try to pass the car in front of them without making sure the road in front of them is clear.
Samsung hopes that its initiative will help drivers see the dangers on the road ahead of them, which will help them avoid further accidents.
Although Samsung Safety Truck may prove very efficient on two-lane roads, some say that the “clear truck” may not be very helpful on highways that have multiple lanes.
Samsung said the prototype truck that was used for testing no longer works, but the company is planning to collaborate with nonprofit and government regulators and get the Safety Truck on the road in the near future.
Samsung’s solution for reducing road accidents seems simple enough to be implemented on many trucks, in other countries as well.
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