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'Safety Truck' features rear screens with view from the front

By Ben Hooper

BUENOS AIRES, June 23 (UPI) -- Electronics firm Samsung is aiming to reduce road fatalities with a "clear" truck featuring a rear-mounted screen to show cars the hazards in front of the semi.

Samsung Argentina shared a video on YouTube showing the Safety Truck in action on the country's notoriously hazardous roads with only one lane of traffic going each way.

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"In Argentina almost one person dies in a traffic accident every hour," the text in the video reads, "80 percent happen on roads, mainly from people attempting to overtake."

The Safety Truck attempts to head off such a situation by allowing motorists to see through the "clear" vehicle -- an effect brought about by a built-in wireless camera transmitting the view in front of the truck to a four-panel screen on the rear of the vehicle.

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