Samsung Safety Truck Aims to Make the Roads Safer

Samsung 'Safety Truck' Aims to Make the Roads Safer

Samsung is introducing the "Safety Truck," which aims to make driving near semis much more manageable for others on the road. With the use of a wireless camera on the front and a giant screen on the back, the view of the road ahead will be displayed to the drivers behind.

A front-facing camera with night vision capability projects what the semi driver is seeing in front of them. The live video images is then projected onto the back of the truck, showing drivers behind the semi when it is or is not safe for them to pass.

"This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding whether it is safe to overtake. Another advantage of the Safety Truck is that it may reduce the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking or animals crossing the road," Samsung said in a blog post.

A pilot test was run in Argentina, one of the countries with the most dangerous roads in the world, with 12.4 road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year, according to the 2014 edition of the Road Safety Annual Report.

The company is now working with Argentina's government and non-governmental organizations there so that the Samsung Safety Truck can comply with all protocols and receive any necessary permits and approvals.