Recently, I find out something interesting about the traffic safety. It is an advanced technological machine which is released by the Samsung company, named the Samsung Safety Truck. As we all known, driving in the evening is a quite dangerous thing for all the drivers, especially there is a truck in front of your car and you are ready to overtake.
Being a driver, have you ever found yourself driving behind a semi-trailer truck? If you’re on a single-lane highway or road, it can be a nightmare. Even though the truck is driving relatively slowly, you cannot overtake it due to its size, and because you cannot see what is happening in front of the truck. However, Samsung has come up with a great way to make things a little bit easier for other drivers to overtake the truck.
According to Samsung’s video, almost one person dies in a traffic accident every hour in Argentina, so the need for something like their ‘Safety Truck’ is definitely there. The system is simple, though perhaps a bit cost-prohibitive – a small camera on the front broadcasts a live feed of the road to the screens on the back. There’s even a night-vision mode for night-time driving.
This safety truck 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.
The truck’s prototype has already been tested, though no models are currently on the road. Samsung claims to be working together with local governments to figure out how to optimize the system for live road use. “So far Samsung has been able to confirm that the technology works and that this idea can definitely save the lives of many people” they write. So I believe our life will be more and more beautiful in the future.