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Samsung is putting giant screens on the back of big trucks to make passing safer


Driving on a two-lane road behind a tractor trailer can be an exercise in bravery, especially on a twisty road with limited passing opportunities. Can I make it around the truck? Is there someone coming that I can't see until I'm halfway into the lane? If I try to pass right now will I die?

That's the problem that Samsung is trying to solve with its Safety Truck, a big rig with four huge, weatherproof TV screens on the back. Those screens are hooked up to a camera installed on the front of the truck, so a car behind the truck can see what's going on in front of the truck and know when it's safe to pass.

The truck, which had previously debuted as a concept, will soon enter testing in Argentina. If the test is successful, the technology could be available worldwide later this year.