"See Through" Truck Aims To Make Roads Safer

Publish Date
Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 11:06AM

Sometimes it is so hard to see around trucks. New Zealand roads are mostly just one lane in each direction making it extremely difficult and sometimes dangerous to pass slower traffic. Samsung have created a "see through" truck.

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.

This allows drivers to have a better view when deciding whether it is safe to overtake. Another advantage of the Safety Truck is that it may reduce the risk of accidents caused by sudden braking or animals crossing the road.

Although the prototype Samsung developed is no longer operational, the company still wants to develop/test the idea in the hope of saving lives.

Do you think these trucks could work on NZ roads?