Samsung tests new ‘safety truck’
Samsung is trialling a new technology designed to save the lives of drivers who get impatient when they are stuck behind large trailer trucks on single carriageway roads (Independent).
The Korean company’s ‘safety trucks’ use cameras, wireless video and big screens to allow drivers to see what is coming down the road towards them, without the need to pull out.
Samsung recently published a blog post about its safety truck concept which gives drivers behind the vehicle a better view of what’s in front of them, to allow them to make better decisions about whether to overtake the truck.
Samsung says the idea stems from Argentina which has one of the world’s highest collision rates, many of which involve passing on two-lane roads.
The safety truck is currently a prototype and not yet operational, but Samsung appears optimistic that the idea will take off.