Passing trucks on the highway with safety

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Samsung safety trucks
By Michelle Robertson
Drivers may no longer have to take risks when passing large vehicles thanks to smart technology that projects images of the oncoming traffic onto the back of trucks. Pioneered by Samsung, the system uses a wireless camera that attaches to the front of the truck and films the oncoming traffic. It sends these images to a video wall located on the back of the truck. Thus, drivers behind the truck can see the road in front of it. The camera has night vision capability to allow the system to be fully functional after sunset.

This is potentially a game-changer for motor safety with the power to prevent countless accidents. The technology was first tested in Argentina which has one of the world’s highest rates of road fatalities at a shocking annual toll of 12.4 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Many of these are caused by blind overtaking, but there were zero accidents in the numerous trials of the safety truck. Samsung hopes to eventually introduce this new technology to the entire motoring industry.


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