Samsung 'Safety Truck' concept uses a front camera and four rear displays to prevent collisions

We have all been behind a big truck or a bus on a two-lane road, trying to find the perfect moment for passing. It is very hard to see if there is traffic coming your way or not and overtaking is one of the biggest causes of accidents on such roads.

Samsung has an answer to this problem with a technology called “Safety Truck” which uses a front camera and four rear monitors to help cars know if it is safe to pass.

The system features a wireless camera on the truck’s front grille, sending video feed to four displays on the rear of the truck.

The system works both during the daytime and also in the dark, showing you the same view that the truck driver sees.

Samsung has already tested the system in Argentina, where traffic accidents are among the highest in the world, with most of these accidents occurring on two-lane roads and particularly in situations of overtaking.

Of course the technology could distract drivers behind the truck, but it clearly has potential to make our roads safer. The technology is there and we can safely assume that different automakers are seriously looking into it to make roads safer.


RELATED POSTS

Callaway Corvette SC610 based on C7 Corvette Stingray revealed with 610bhp
Audi TT quattro sport concept with 414bhp debuts in Geneva
2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition revealed
Rezvani Beast revealed, based on the Ariel Atom
Nissan GT-R NISMO driven by Olympian Chris Hoy crashes at Goodwood
Volvo unveils the 400bhp twin-charged PHEV for all-new XC90
Five tips that will help you avoid car problems this winter
Range Rover Evoque Convertible confirmed, will go on sale in 2016
Volvo XC90 Lounge Console concept revealed with no front passenger seat
All-new Fiat 124 Spider debts at the Los Angeles Auto Show
IONIQ by Hyundai: A leap forward for hybrid vehicles
McLaren 570GT MSO Black Limited to 100 units
Tags: