Autonomous trucks have been getting a lot attention lately in transport technology circles and now Samsung has given observers something new to marvel over.
The so-called “Safety Truck” technology showcased by Samsung this week – which links various onboard vehicle camera systems and turns the back of a semi-trailer into a large, heads-up display screen – got a lot of play this week.
The camera systems allow a driver travelling behind a tractor trailer to access the same view the truck driver has. The thinking is this will allow following drivers better information as to the road ahead – specifically road hazards, accidents or bottlenecks. That way drivers will be able to gauge the road out in front of them, better anticipate problems and changing road conditions and traffic density and react accordingly in a much safer time frame, developers insist.
Check it out in action: