Sunday 26 March 2017

VIDEO: New rear-mounted Samsung screens on trucks will allow for safer overtaking

Samsung is testing their 'Safety Truck' in Argentina
Samsung is testing their 'Safety Truck' in Argentina
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

New technology from Samsung on the rear of trucks may put an end to dangerous over-taking on single carriage way routes by allowing the drivers behind to spot oncoming vehicles.

The new screens from the Korean company are connected to wireless cameras at the front of the truck, which allow drivers to see the road ahead of articulated lorries and other large vehicles.

The viability and functionality of the screens are currently being tested in Argentina, where head-on collision caused by over-taking is the largest cause of road death.

The company has expressed its desire to establish the ‘Safety Trucks’  around the world and revealed that it is currently working with relevant organisations to offer guidance on getting the screens approved my Road Safety Authorities internationally.

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