To an extent, we all know what truck drivers have to face when hauling a load. It goes without saying that long hours of being behind the wheel are in the job description. Fatigue and drowsiness come with these long hours which can result in a serious and sometimes fatal accident. However, the industry is beginning to make strides in using technology to make us all safer.
On June 4th- 6th International Roadcheck will begin in North America. Within this 72-hour period, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct random inspections on 17 commercial vehicles and their drivers every minute.
As time progresses we continue to see advancements in the technology that caters to human health. Hospitals and the equipment used to monitor the body are more advanced then they have ever been. Some simple tests that a doctor may have ran are now operated by technology and the tools that its creators made.
Dash cams have quickly become a growing trend in the transportation industry. Since their original use on police cars in the 1980s, they have evolved from bulky cameras requiring VHS cassettes to smaller, sleeker, high definition cameras available today. In fact, early dash cams were so expensive and provided such poor video quality, many police departments were not interested investing in them. In the early-1990s however, normal citizens began installing them and recording police officers in hopes to record any unlawful stops. Naturally, this prompted police departments across the country to adopt dash cams which in turn led to humorous shows such as Cops and World’s Wildest Police Videos. Dash cam usage increased even more once Russian citizens began capturing people throwing themselves at cars. The cameras would prove that the drivers were not at fault and avoid paying any damages. We now see taxis, buses, and trucking companies utilizing dash cams for a multitude of purposes.
Imagine driving down the interstate behind a tractor trailer and being able to see right through the truck. This may be the new trend in the trucking industry according to some online bloggers. Samsung is well known for their electronics and household appliances, but they have also been developing new technology for safer roadways.