SAMSUNG'S TRANSPARENT SAFETY TRUCK ON ITS WAY TO GLOBAL ROLLOUT
After a trial last year, Samsung has again taken a "transparent" Safety Truck to the roads for further testing, with a view to expanding the technology globally later in the year. The vehicle is tested in Argentina.
The Safety Truck is Samsung's solution to a problem experienced by many a motorist. With a front-mounted camera, the system captures the view of the road in front of the truck and streams it to a large display made up of four weatherproof monitors on the back. The idea is that by allowing trailing drivers a clear view of the road ahead it can reduce the amount of traffic accidents that occur when attempting overtake. It is a useful idea for trucks, but can also e applied to buses and coaches.
After revealing a test vehicle last year, Samsung has now deployed the commercial version of the truck in La Plata, Argentina for extensive testing. The location was chosen as a site due to the high number of traffic accidents that occur while motorists are overtaking one another. The electronics giant will carry out four months of reliability testing, and will then begin expanding availability of the Safety Truck around the world.