Introducing Safety Truck – a technology, which makes the driver in the car driving behind the truck, see 'right through it' (not literally, of coruse) and overtake it safely.

Usually, when you are truly in a terrible hurry, a huge truck appears in front of you on a single-lane highway or a road, driving slower than you'd hope. Some people rather don't even try, while others overtake it, because they feel lucky and very capable, but they don't not really know what awaits them on the opposite lane. Since there are too many cases resulting in terrible, life-threatening accidents, Samsung has come up with a possible solution.

Samsung, the world-renowned technology giant from Korea, has developed a 'Safety Truck', a new technology aiming to minimize or at least reduce car crashes that far too often occur, when drivers attempt to overtake long vehicles, such as trucks or buses, on one-way roads. The cameras (with night vision option) in the front of the truck capture real time video of the road ahead. Driver behind the truck can observe all the circumstances in the road in front of the truck, as the real time video is transmitted simultaneously via wireless feeds to four large screens mounted on the back of the vehicle. With a clear view ahead the driver can then decide, whether it's safe to overtake the long vehicle.

Samsung confirmed the technology is effective, however, according to the company, they now need to perform all the corresponding tests in order to comply with the existing national protocols and obtain the necessary permits and approvals. There is one major obstacle, however. As usually, it's money. It wouldn't be a problem getting a proper camera, however four huge displays, mounted at the rear end of every truck on the road is, as you may imagine, not at all cheap.

June 26, 2015 Living photo: Samsung

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