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These trucks make it impossible for drivers trailing them to see what is ahead of them. Moreover, drivers behind the truck can’t decipher if it’s safe to overtake the giants.
To make the decision simple for trailing drivers, Samsung mounted four large outdoor monitors at the back of the trucks. With cameras mounted in front of the truck feeding a live-view, the drivers behind can see what was earlier impossible. The cameras also have a night-vision mode ensuring the trailing drivers to see the road ahead even during the night.
originally posted by: eisegesis
My guess is that truck drivers can't easily slow down at highway speeds and if something sudden were to happen, it would give more awareness to the drivers behind the truck so they may be able to react quicker...
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: ISawItFirst
At a certain point you start to lose fuel mileage when you ride a truck like that. You have to start feathering the throttle to stay in the same place. This is proven.
But by all means, ride two feet off the back of my trailer for your fuel savings. Stress me out to the point I might make a mistake. Then I can be blamed for every accident that happens. Oh wait, truck drivers already are.
originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: Flatfish
I can see the good too, but I also see some bad.
Will it become a distraction?
Will it be a criminal act to mess with the feed? What if the driver is playing a pre recorded feed?
What is the effectiveness of it based on visibility? Does it work with the sun out or at night?