Samsung unveils 'see through' trucks
The Korean company wants to roll out a line of ‘Safety Trucks’ after being inspired to reduce the high number of traffic accidents in Argentina that occur on one-lane roads in overtaking situations, the Daily Mail reported.
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 harm's way.
The safety vehicles will have wireless cameras attached to their fronts 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.
Samsung tested a prototype of the truck with a business-to-business client, but the test model is no longer operational.
The company said it confirmed the technology works and that lives can be saved.
'The next step is to perform the corresponding tests in order to comply with the existing national protocols and obtain the necessary permits and approvals,' according to the company.
'For this, Samsung is working together with safe driving NGOs and the government.'
In Argentina, nearly one person dies in a car crash every hour.
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