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Forget phones, Samsung's developing a truck that could help reduce road deaths

Do you take risks when overtaking?
Jun 23rd 2015, 6:07 AM 14,358 17

SAMSUNG IS WORKING on a new concept that could potentially make driving a lot safer.

Last week, the electronics company shared a blog post about its Safety Truck – a trailer-truck that has a wireless camera in the front and four giant screens on the back to display its front view to cars behind it.

Cars behind the truck get a better view of what’s in front of them, allowing them to make better decisions, especially when they decide to overtake the truck, Samsung says.

It’s also intended to prevent sudden brakes or crashes into animals on the road.

Samsung cited stats from Argentina to explain the logic behind this idea – as the country has one of the highest car accident rates in the world, with most of them involving passing on two-lane roads.

The Safety Truck is a prototype and not operational yet, but the company is confident it will be in the future. Samsung provided the display technology and partnered with a local client for the testing.

In a statement, Samsung said it “has been able to confirm that the technology works and that this idea can definitely save the lives of many people”.

The video below should give you a better idea of how it works:

Source: SamsungArgentina/YouTube

- Eugene Kim/Business Insider

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