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TVs, video camera turns regular truck into 'safety' truck

About a month ago, we wrote a post about trucks and the trucking industry, and how the National Transportation Safety Board wants fewer accidents involving tired truck drivers. That's just one of many areas involved in the trucking industry where improvements could cut down on potential accidents. Another factor that the trucking industry could try to address is the size of the trucks -- but that would hinder they're ability to transport cargo across the country.

Trucks are very big, which means they are hard to see around. So Samsung has taken some creative steps to try to help other drivers out on the road when they are behind a truck. The "safety truck" they have conceived isn't anything too extreme. It's just a regular truck -- but with a panel of TV mounted to the pack streaming footage from a front-mounted video camera.

In other words, the bank of TVs allow you to see through the truck. A simple, effective change that could save lives and reduce truck accidents. How about that?

Now, this "safety truck" is still in a testing phase. It will take a trial down in Argentina. However, if things go well, "safety trucks" could be utilized by trucking companies to hopefully reduce the number of accidents.

Whether this gets implemented or not, though, there will still be truck accidents. That's the unfortunate truth. If you are involved in a truck accident, you need to protect yourself from a legal standpoint and stand up for your rights and interests.

Source: The Verge, "Samsung is putting giant screens on the back of big trucks to make passing safer," Jordan Golson, Feb. 3, 2016

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