Road accidents are one of the top reasons behind premature deaths in United States and Canada. More than 2,000 people lose their lives and several others end up injured due to road accidents. WHO ranks it amongst the top killers worldwide being just slightly behind HIV, tuberculosis and cancer when it comes to claiming lives.
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Now you must all be wondering - what does Samsung has to do with this post? The tech companies are not limited to smartphones and computers these days. With Apple stepping into the healthcare world, Google making the smart toothbrush, how can you expect Samsung to be left behind? The tech giant has taken a big lead by coming up with something entirely different - A transparent truck that will improve highway safety a great deal.
A small wireless camera attached at the front of the vehicle will give a display to the huge screens fixed at the back of the truck. This will let drivers looking to overtake have a clear view of what is in front of the truck and which vehicles are passing by. This great innovation holds the potential to considerably lower road accidents.
Still in a testing phase, these see-through trucks will help drivers make the right decision on two-lane highways - if they decide against waiting forever behind that truck of course. The testing is being done in Argentina where road accidents kill one person every hour.