Samsung, a South Korean company and leader in the technology industry,
hopes to improve roadway safety with “see through” 18-wheeler
trucks. On the back of each truck, a large screen will display an image
of the truck driver’s vantage point, making it easier for motorists
to see what’s ahead.
If you’ve ever driven on a two-lane highway, you know how frustrating
it is to get stuck behind a slow moving semi-truck. Even more aggravating
is the fact you can’t actually see around the truck to safely pass it.
Samsung’s new “clear truck” technology is designed to
eliminate this problem for drivers. With a full view of the road ahead,
drivers will know if oncoming traffic blocks them from moving around the
According to news reports, the cameras include night vision capabilities.
Currently a prototype of the truck demonstrates how later versions of
the vehicle will work.
In a recent blog post on
Samsung Tomorrow, Samsung said, “This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding
whether it is safe to overtake. 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 Future of Roadway Safety
Currently, Samsung has a functional prototype, although the vehicle is
not in operation. Initial testing seemed to indicate that the see-through
truck concept could save many lives.
In order to start using the trucks, Samsung’s next step is to perform
adequate testing to make sure the vehicles comply with government standards.
With the help of non-government organizations, Samsung hopes to acquire
the right approval and required permits to actually implement the new design.
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