Semi-Truck Safety Cameras are Absolute Genius

Driving on a two-lane highway can be a risky proposition, especially if you find yourself behind a slow-moving semi. This is a particularly daunting problem in Argentina, where every hour at least one person is killed in a car accident. Tech company Samsung was looking to change that statistic, so they added safety cameras and screens to their large semi-trucks; a new safety effort that is absolute genius.

The system is beyond simple and incredibly smart. Every truck is equipped with cameras on the truck’s bumper and hood. Those cameras then feed a moving picture of what is in front of the truck onto a large screen that’s located on the truck’s back. This ensures that when a person is passing a Samsung truck, they’ll be able to do it safely.

There are a lot of two lane highways in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which is why we hope that other companies will start adopting this technology. Knowing Toyota's penchant for safety, we might even see it on their larger SUVs in the future.

To see the new safety system in action, check out the video below. There’s no word yet on when we might see this tech come to the U.S., but start writing your congressman/woman to insist that they begin requiring this tech on our nation’s semis. For more information about the safety tech already on the brand-new lineup of 2015 Toyota cars, stop by Toyota of Richardson and test drive one of our amazing sedans, trucks or SUVs today!

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