The South Korean electronics giant, Samsung has come out with a novel truck that allows the drivers behind a vehicle to know when it is safe enough to overtake by having a 4-monitor screen at the back of the truck to see the road ahead, DailyMail,UK reports. The company is experimenting with the new technology to save lives where inpatient drivers behind a vehicle often attempt to overtake a huge truck in front that may have blocked their view of the road ahead, often resulting in many fatal road accidents, particularly on the one lane road such as in Argentina. The South American country has a very high road fatality rate where every one hour, a life is lost on the road.
The new trucks will use cameras, wireless video and huge display screens to allow drivers to see what is coming down the pike towards them without have to risk pulling out into danger. The safety vehicles will also have wireless cameras attached to their front to capture the road ahead. The images from the cameras will broadcast to a video wall made of four video monitors located on the back of the truck.
Those monitors will ‘give drivers behind the truck a view of what is going on ahead, even in the dark of night,’ according to the company spokesperson. During the testing stage, the company’s spokesperson confirmed the technology works and they are now in the process of synchronizing it with the local road protocols to obtain the necessary permits for the trucks to be implemented in the respective countries.
“For this, Samsung is working together with safe driving NGOs and the government.” according to the spokesperson.