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Safety Truck lives up to name

10/13/2015 — Matt Nagel

We’ve all been there; driving behind a semi that is chugging up a long hill or taking its time on a two lane road. Sometimes, it’s OK, you’re not in a hurry, but other times you’re already late and the truck is making a bad situation worse! The choice you’re left with is safely waiting it out and following the truck to your destination, or weaving in and out of oncoming traffic to find the perfect moment to legally pass the semi-truck. Most of us choose the more dangerous, but quicker, second option.

The good news is that Samsung is actively working on a solution to this very problem. Over the summer, Samsung released video of its Safety Truck in action (below)!

The Safety Truck works by using a safety camera attached to the front of the truck, which is connected to a video wall made of four monitors located on the back of the truck. The monitors provide any driver behind the truck with a full, unobstructed view of the road ahead.

While the technology is currently targeted for use abroad, where there are more serious traffic safety issues, the possibility of seeing this on United States roadways definitely exists. We just hope the technology is in fact used for displaying roads and not for serving for more FanDuel advertisements…


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