Since back-to-school season is in full swing, safety is undoubtedly at the top of the minds of many parents right now and Samsung’s Safety Truck might put parents’ minds at ease. (Image: Forbes.com)
Thanks to an idea that the technology giant, Samsung, is currently testing, we all soon may be a little safer on the roads, whether we’re riding a school bus or driving another vehicle.
Using a wireless camera that is mounted to the front of a truck and four screens that are mounted to the back of a truck, Samsung is testing a way that drivers who are following their fleets may be able to see what traffic lies ahead… even when they’re unable to see around the vehicles. Samsung’s new product idea is called the Safety Truck and it even allows drivers to see night-time traffic.
Though the Safety Truck idea is still in the early phases of testing, Samsung recently piloted the technology in Argentina, a country that has some of the most dangerous roads in the world.
According to Samsung, immediate “pros” to the Safety Truck are that drivers could ensure no traffic lies ahead when they are trying to get around one of their trucks. They also noted that the technology may be able to alert drivers of sudden stops or animals that are trying to cross the road.
In the below video, the company asserts the Safety Truck is “An idea that instead of changing people’s lives… saves them!”
However, prototype testing continues while the company determines whether the camera display may be a distraction for drivers. Samsung is also testing the camera and screens against various weather conditions.
Watch the video below to learn more about Samsung’s Safety Truck:
Whether Samsung’s Safety Truck becomes a reality or not, it certainly makes us take a second look at how safe we are on the roads!
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