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A See-Through Truck Has Been Designed To Improve Road Safety

Safety Truck is just a prototype at this stage, but Samsung is working towards obtaining the necessary approval.

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Samsung has come up with a solution for making overtaking lorries a lot easier – rear-mounted screens showing following drivers what’s ahead of the vehicle.

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The clip claims that almost one person dies in a traffic accident in the country every hour, and that a majority of traffic accidents come from people attempting to overtake on the roads.

Safety Truck consists of a wireless camera attached to the front of a truck, with the footage then displayed on four outdoor monitors mounted on the back of the vehicle.

"So far Samsung has been able to confirm that the technology works and that this idea can definitely save the lives of many people," the company said.

"The next step is to perform the corresponding tests in order to comply with the existing national protocols and obtain the necessary permits and approvals. For this, Samsung is working together with safe-driving NGOs and the government."

Richard James is acting head of news for BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.

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