There’s nothing worse than trying to pass semi-trucks when driving. It can be dangerous, and very nerve-racking at times. Samsung was inspired to reduce the high number of traffic accidents in Argentina that occur on one-lane roads in overtaking situations, and created the Safety Truck.
A Safety Truck will make it easier to pass those large trucks by attaching giant TVs to the back so that drivers are able to see the road ahead before trying to pass.
With a small camera on the front of the vehicle, a live feed of the road ahead is shown to drivers behind the vehicle. It even includes a night-vision mode for when the sun goes down.
The truck’s prototype has already been tested, though no models are currently on the road. The Korean company claims to be working together with local governments to figure out how to optimize the system for live road use. “So far Samsung has been able to confirm that the technology works and that this idea can definitely save the lives of many people,” they write.