Near-Transparent Truck Could Save Lives
Electronics giant Samsung has unveiled its near transparent safety truck which it says could save thousands of lives.
The near transparent truck is on tour in Argentina at the moment and may present a unique solution to heavy vehicle road trauma, Samsung says.
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Hailed as the future of truck safety, the Samsung truck may do away with the rear trailer being the place for advertising. Trucks may soon have screens installed on their rear side that project a real-time image of the road ahead.
Samsung’s latest “Safety Truck” prototype has just finished its testing period on Argentinian roads. Samsung says the truck could drastically reduce road trauma on 2 way highways all over the world.
In a recent blog post the technology giant said of the truck,
“The Safety Truck consists of a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which is connected to a video wall made out of four exterior monitors located on 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.”
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We may soon find these trucks on the roads here in Australia as road testing in Argentina has proven a success. Argentina has one of the highest road trauma rates globally, Samsung says the truck could improve road safety around the world by allowing drivers a clear view around the truck when deciding whether to overtake. Blind spots are a common cause of road crashes currently and the near-transparent truck could do away with truck’s blind spots.
Samsung went on to explain about the truck:
“This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding whether it is safe to overtake,” it says.
“Another advantage of the Safety Truck is that it may reduce the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking or animals crossing the road.”
Although Samsung’s Safety Truck prototype is currently non-operational, despite its’ South American testing being completed, we could see it on our roads in the future.
The technology giant says it is still working with safe driving organisations and governments around the world addressing certain issues before it can consider a wider testing regime in other countries.