Samsung already makes displays for a range of devices, but one of their latest concepts puts their screens to use in vehicles in a way that could save the lives of road users.
The new concept, called a “Safety Truck”, consists of a wireless camera on the front of a truck and four big monitors on the back. A livestream from the cameras is then displayed on the screens, making it possible for people driving behind to see what’s in front of the truck.
The goal is to eliminate car crashes caused when drivers try to overtake a truck but can’t see what’s coming in front of it. Samsung’s setup essentially eliminates these blind spots and also offers a night vision mode.
“So far Samsung has been able to confirm that the technology works and that this idea can definitely save the lives of many people,” a Samsung statement reads.
Samsung built a prototype to test the idea, though the original truck is no longer operational. Now the company is partnering with governments and other organizations to get these vehicles on the road.
It's exciting to see where technology could take our road safety and how innovative companies are putting matters like this high on their priority list to engage in ways to not only better our lives, but preserve our lives!