Have you ever been stuck behind a truck and unsure whether to overtake it because your view of the road ahead is obscured? In an attempt to make the roads safer for drivers, Samsung has unveiled a new ‘transparent’ Safety Truck,” which allows you to ‘see-through’ the truck to the traffic ahead.
The Safety Truck is equipped with a camera on the front that displays its footage on four panels at the rear of the truck. Drivers are thus able to see the road ahead, allowing them to overtake the truck safely.
“This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding whether it is safe to overtake,” Samsung wrote in a blog post.
“Another advantage of the Safety Truck is that it may reduce the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking or animals crossing the road.”
Even more impressive is the camera includes night vision capabilities, meaning the technology works both day and night.
Argentina was selected for the testing of the technology due to its two lane roads being responsible for a high number of traffic accidents.
The prototype has since been pulled from the roads, but Samsung has said it will continue to develop the technology with the assistance of nonprofits and government regulators.
The biggest hurdle Samsung will have to overcome if these Safety Trucks are to become widespread is cost. While the camera might be cheap for most companies, installing four displays per truck is expensive and would require major investment