By Terese Schlachter (goodnewsnetwork.org)
Getting stuck behind a high-and-wide truck on a two-lane road has its hazards—fortunately, Samsung has developed new technology for a Safety Truck, which gives the illusion of being transparent.
Actually, the technology is comprised of a four-panel screen mounted on the back of the trailer. A live video is streamed to the screens from a wireless night vision camera in the front of the truck, so drivers behind can see what the truck driver sees: oncoming traffic.
The folks at Samsung think the safety screen will stop drivers from moving into an on-coming traffic lane to see what’s ahead.
“This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding whether it is safe to overtake a truck,” wrote Samsung on their blog. “Another advantage of the Safety Truck is that it may reduce the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking or animals crossing the road.”
The prototype was tested in Argentina, which has a high rate of head-on vehicle collisions with its many two-lane roads.
See more at global.samsungtomorrow.com
‘Transparent’ Trucks Allow Drivers to See Road Ahead