These “transparent trucks” could save lives

By Kate Hassett

These “transparent trucks” could save lives
How this simple addition to trucks could save hundreds of lives every year.

Drivers understand the constant threat of semi-trailers on the road. They provide significant hazards and stressful obstacles when driving on any kind of road – let alone on a busy highway.

According the research, almost one person dies in a traffic accident every hour in Argentina.

Samsung has manufactured a way for all of this can change. By installing a small camera on the front of a truck, the images can be transmitted as a live-feed to screens on the back. This vision offers drivers trying to navigate the roads around trucks, an easy and safe way to assess and observe any risk.

The prototype has already been tested and proved to be efficient in providing clarity and assurance to other drivers, especially those driving the trucks. The cameras are also equipped with a night vision mode so the most harrowing of tasks, navigating roads at night, can be made easier and  remarkably safer.

The company is now working with local governments to provide a cost-effective solution to incorporating this technology into fleets around the country – then around the world.

What do you think about this technology? Would you like to see it on our roads?


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