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Transparent Trucks

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Headlines Today
I saw on the news the other day that Samsung is developing a system where trucks seem transparent for drivers.

They have a great idea of connecting a camera at the front of the truck to a screen on the back in order to allow drivers to see what is going on in front of the truck.

I love this idea, it allows drivers to see if they can safely pass the truck and it can give people a heads up if there is an accident ahead.

A Brief History of the Idea
This idea was developed by Art Lebedev, a Russian design company that offers various products. They formulated the idea in 2009 and Samsung is rolling with it, so to speak.

Pros and Cons
Now, there are some very important pros, in my opinion, to this idea. The fact that it will lessen accidents around big rigs, and the potential to prevent more injuries occurring during accidents (people will see an accident that has already happened and know to stop before it’s too late).

The cons, however might make this idea a rarity. There is no financial gain projected in regards to the companies who are targeted, and it could be a distraction to drivers rather than a help.
I know if I saw through a truck it would be a bit weird and distracting at first.

What is your opinion
What do you think? Would it be worth it for more trucking companies to utilize this software or are there other safety precautions that are already good enough to help prevent more accidents?

Is it a waste of money? Or is there a way it could save companies in the long run? 

Read more about it:
http://www.gizmag.com/samsung-safety-truck-cameras-screens/38122/

 

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Hello World of Trucking

Introductions

Me
Hello World of Trucking, Dr. Dispatch users, subscribers, and potential customers.

I will be taking over the blogs for now, hopefully I prove to be a satisfactory blogger for the company, and for the readers.

I am hoping to create an area where we can discuss some of the recent news around trucking.

Speed Limits
An article that was published on Fleet Owner’s site says that speed limiting may be coming to trucks. It is an interesting concept and I wonder how it might affect how shipment is handled.

What might be the opinions of our subscribers? Do you believe this will affect how quickly freight is delivered? Will it cause more truckers to drive when fatigued?

My only thought on this issue is that there are some areas on the road where the speed limit is higher than 65.  I suppose they decided 65 would be the cap out due to it being the average speed on most highways.

Self-driving Trucks, coming soon?
In addition to this technology, there are several sites, Fleet Tracker, Trucking Info, etc… that have articles about self driving vehicles.

Rolf Lockwood of Trucking Info says that there should be some Self-Driving Trucks from the Netherlands in about 5 years. This can change the world of trucking, but would it be for the better?

 

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/drivers/article/story/2015/04/commentary-self-driving-trucks-sooner-than-you-think.aspx

http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiting-remains-contentious-trucking-issue

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