Samsung to introduce new ‘safety trucks’

Samsung is hoping to introduce a new technology that will save the lives of drivers who get impatient when stuck behind heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s) on a single-lane highway or road.

The Korean tech giant wants to roll out a line of ‘Safety Trucks’ after being inspired to reduce the high number of traffic accidents in Argentina that occur on single-lane roads in overtaking situations.

The Safety Truck consists of a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck, which is connected to a video wall made out of four exterior monitors located on the back of the truck. The monitors give drivers behind the truck a view of what is going on ahead, even in the dark of night.

The company said it confirmed the technology works and that lives can be saved.

‘The next step is to perform the corresponding tests in order to comply with the existing national protocols and obtain the necessary permits and approvals,’ according to the company.

‘For this, Samsung is working together with safe driving NGOs and the government.’