Samsung’s latest innovation will save millions of lives
Over the years, road accidents has risen to be the 9th leading cause of death globally. About 1.3 million people die in road crashes every year, an average of 3,287 deaths a day according to global road crash statistics, one in every 25 seconds.
This awful statistic is partly the motivation for Samsung’s latest development of what could be termed ‘a road safety revolution’, the Safety Truck. The truck has a wireless camera in front, which is connected to a video wall with four large monitors at the back of the truck. The monitors give drivers behind the truck a view of what is ahead, even in the dark of night. Thus allowing them make informed decisions, especially when they intend to overtake the truck. The Safety Truck will also reduce other accidents risks caused by people or animals on the road, or even abrupt braking.
In the video ad for the truck, Samsung cited Argentina’s statistic on traffic accidents as the logic behind the Safety Truck innovation, but these trucks could be life savers worldwide, especially in countries like Iraq, Libya, and Nigeria.
Samsung is currently working with safe driving NGO’s and governments by carrying out similar tests, in order to comply with existing national protocols, and to get necessary permits and approval.
Though the prototype truck is no longer operational, Samsung’s Safety Truck, would definitely reduce the total number of road accidents worldwide, when it finally hits the market. The Korean electronics giant has already confirmed the success of the technology, and its life saving capability after a test run one with one of its local business clients
I am certain the world can barely await the launch of this highly laudable revolutionary innovation.
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