Samsung to Develop “Invisible” Truck to Reduce Traffic Accidents
Large trucks create dangerous and frustrating situations for drivers when they cannot see the road or any potential obstacles ahead. Eighteen wheelers are massive vehicles that completely block the vision of vehicles behind. This can slow down traffic and create car accidents. Fortunately, technology giant, Samsung, has developed a solution to this decades old problem. Samsung has developed a "transparent truck" that would allow drivers behind the truck to see what is going on in the front of it.
Samsung's so-called "invisible" truck works with the addition of several cameras and screens. Cameras are mounted to the front of the truck and linked to large screens on the rear of the truck. In this manner, vehicles behind can see what the driver of the truck sees. A YouTube video shows drivers what this technology would be like in person.
The technology itself is already developed and at the ready. Cost, however, will be an issue. The cost to place several large screens on 18 wheelers would represent a major investment for any trucking company and there is little financial benefit for electing to outlay these costs. Due to costs, it is unclear how successful Samsung will be in this venture. Other alternatives such as V2V or vehicle-to-system technology could accomplish a similar purpose of allowing other drivers to know what is going on around the truck.
Avoiding Truck Accidents Caused by Limited Visibility
As Samsung has recognized, not being able to see around or in front of trucks is a major cause of truck accidents. In order to prevent truck accidents due to a lack of visibility, observe the following tips:
- Leave adequate following distance: Passenger vehicles should always leave sufficient space when following a truck. Driving too closely will prevent you from being able to stop in time in the event of sudden braking. With sufficient space between you and the truck ahead, you should be able to avoid any sudden braking or obstacle related accidents.
- Be careful passing: Trucks should be passed only with the utmost of care as these vehicles require considerable time to safely pass. As such, only pass when you can adequately see around the truck and have ample time to do so.
- Anticipate turns: Drivers should attempt to anticipate turns so as to avoid intersection accidents. Trucks require considerable space to turn and must often use multiple lanes. Be vigilant and look for any trucks that may soon be turning.
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