Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Samsung Safety Truck - Using Technology to save lives

At a time when cars, bikes and other vehicles are generally getting faster and more powerful, yet throughout the world the majority of the roads are in similar a condition to what they were like 30+ years ago.  The added number vehicles means that traffic congestion is now a daily part of people's lives. Add this to the quicker pace of life and it is not hard to see how people become more frustrated when behind the wheel.
Speed camera, commonly seen in the UK

Whilst the government in the UK have taken the approach of fear and warning in a campaign of adverts and a money making scheme in the use of speed cameras, I tip my hat to Samsung who have released a feature using little more than a camera and a projection system which makes overtaking their lorries considerably safer.  As can be seen from the video, the device works both at night and during the day.  Whilst you will always get people that are downright stupid behind a wheel, many accidents are caused through frustration and taking risks.  Hopefully this will save many a life.

Personally I would like to see this as standard on every lorry, van, bus, caravanette (campervan/motor home) and caravan. This isn't just a money maker, this is an excellent use of technology that could help save lives.

Samsung Safety Truck from Chany D'Amelio on Vimeo.