Argentina Ushers in the “Safety Truck”

Technology that we didn’t have even a couple of years ago suddenly seems impossible to live without. Case in point is the back-up cameras in most newer model trucks and SUVs.

In Argentina, where the highway infrastructure includes a lot of two lane highways, almost one person each hour is killed, most from trying to pass trucks and other vehicles where visibility is not good.

Samsung, realizing that there was a simple solution to the problem started rolling out the “Safety Truck”. What it does is to essentially put cameras on the front of the truck and project what it sees onto a large set of panels on the back of the truck so that the driver whose vision is blocked can actually see what is in front. A simple concept that could save thousands of lives.

Have a look at the YouTube video: