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June 23, 2015

Samsung develops 'safety truck' with screen to show road ahead

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The Samsung Safety Truck gives drivers behind the truck a view of what is going on ahead.

Samsung has developed technology in Argentina to improve road safety and save lives by giving drivers a better view of the road ahead.

Samsung's Safety Truck, which features a wireless camera mounted on the front of the truck that is connected to a video screen on the back, provides drivers with a display of what is going on ahead, the company explained on its blog.

Along with assisting drivers in deciding whether to pass, the screen would allow them to see obstacles ahead that could cause sudden braking, Samsung said.

The Safety Truck is "an idea that instead of changing people's lives, saves them," the company says in its video.

Samsung says the prototype truck built is no longer operational. However, the company is working together with safe driving NGOs and the government to perform tests and obtain the necessary permits and approvals.