Samsung - the Korean based tech company - has been a leader in developing
new technology to make our lives simpler. With their most recent efforts
and reports that the company is looking to place video displays on the
backs of commercial trucks, Samsung is also looking to make our lives safer.
Here is some information about the project:
- Samsung has announced the development and testing of video displays attached
to the rear of its commercial 18-wheelers and large trucks. The large
four-screen display will show a view of the roadway in front of the truck
from a wireless camera mounted to the tractor portion of the truck.
- While the technology can be of benefit in all circumstances where commercial
vehicles share the road with passenger cars, it was intended to particularly
be of use on two-lane roads where impatient drivers attempt to overtake
- Motorists driving behind trucks will have a real-time view of the roadway
ahead. With the view, they will be better able to make informed decisions
about when to pass a truck in an opposing lane of traffic.
- Samsung also expects that the system can help reduce the number of accidents
caused by sudden braking and driving maneuvers by the truck or vehicles in front.
At this time, Samsung’s “Safety Truck” is still only
in the conceptual phase - though the technology already exists to make
the company’s vision a reality. In order to gain approval on public
roadways, however, the system will likely be put through numerous tests
and will require approval from the federal government.
Having helped many victims and families harmed in
auto accidents involving commercial trucks and two-lane roads, our legal team is well
aware of the fact that a moment’s decision could have a life-altering
impact. Samsung’s Safety Truck and other efforts to improve roadway
safety are essential to helping reduce the risk of the poor and negligent
decisions that can cause irreparable harm.
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