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Old 06-30-2015, 08:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Awesome! I hate when I'm behind one before a traffic light and can't tell if it's green.

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Old 06-30-2015, 03:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There's gotta be some new tech on these screens!

All of the trucks that I follow have a thick coating of dust or mud (spring/summer/fall) or dirty snow (winter) on the rear.

The auto-clean feature that the screens MUST have would be very marketable for skyscrapers. Maybe even houses if the costs were low enough.

Commercials on the rear of the truck would be distracting ... making our bad drivers even worse .. but I'm sure they will find a way to advertise. Maybe when stopped at lights?
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Maybe it could be coupled with an app like Layar, so it can warn us for drivers who have a poor driving record and such. Hmmm...

Talking about apps, what about not having that screen on the back of a truck but in your own car, e.g. on your mobile phone?
Get the front camera data from the nearest truck ahead of you on your own phone, why not?

Maybe Samsung should start making smartphones instead of flatscreens?
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I'm sorry, but NO, too much to do besides actually driving the vehicle.

Samsung does make smart phones, much better than fruit products.

Im using one right now.
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I'm sorry, but NO, too much to do besides actually driving the vehicle.

Samsung does make smart phones, much better than fruit products.

Im using one right now.
I got one too, the infamous Galaxy Fame
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try taping the Galaxy to your back window, install a camera on the front, connect them somehow. drive around and see what kind of reactions you get.
reminds me of this:
http://www.technow.ca/Hands%20Free%20Cell%20Phone.jpg
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If there were a grill (something like a venetian blind) covering the screen it could be arranged so that a following driver could not see the screen if they were driving too close. This would both encourage following drivers to keep a safe distance and avoid distracting drivers who did get too close. To use the screens to aid overtaking you would have to start your overtaking from further back than many people do currently, which is probably also a good safety measure. So a minor tweak could add an extra level of safety beyond the ability to see in front of the truck.

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