Trucks are pretty big, so when driving behind one, it can be hard to have the needed visibility to pass it. Bad judgement when passing a vehicle can lead to dramatic accidents, so any way to improve safety for this is very welcome.
For their trucks, Samsung had a quite clever idea to make it safer, they even called it “Safety trucks“. The idea is actually quite simple. A camera is added on the front of the truck, and a giant screen displays what’s filmed by the camera on the back of the truck. This way, drivers behind the truck can see what’s coming ahead and if it’s safe to pass. Looking at the pictures provided by Samsung, you can see that it’s really best for night driving.
This new technology has been tested in Argentina, a country with a high ratio of car accidents. It was successful, so we hope to see more of these safety trucks on the roads.