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Might technology help prevent semi-truck accidents in the future?

Here at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we advocate for the victims of motor vehicle accidents across the state of Maryland involving large commercial trucks. Semi-truck collisions involve many sophisticated evidentiary issues such as: 

  • Whether the driver complied with hours-of-service regulations to reduce fatigue
  • Whether improper maintenance was performed on the 18-wheeler
  • Whether the driver was distracted
  • Whether alcohol or drugs were involved
  • Whether freight was improperly loaded or the load was too heavy
  • Whether the roadway or intersection was improperly or dangerously designed
  • Whether the driver broke traffic laws like those regulating speeding or rights of way
  • Whether the driver drove in a negligent, reckless or aggressive manner
  • Whether equipment or parts were dangerously or defectively designed or manufactured
  • Whether the roadway was properly repaired, maintained or treated for weather conditions
  • Whether the driver was adequately screened and trained
  • And more

Augmented-reality technology 

According to a new article in Transport Topics, truck technology company PeopleNet believes that the development of technology using “augmented reality” may eventually help to make tractor-trailer traffic safer. Augmented reality means “adding virtual sensory inputs to enhance views of the physical world,” says the piece. 

Examples of such potential technological developments include: 

  • Goggles that would add maintenance history data to a visual inspection of a truck’s parts
  • Dispatcher monitoring in 3d
  • Wearable equipment sensitive to the driver’s health conditions and his or her biometrics that could predict fatigue, for example
  • An armband sensitive to muscle motion that could operate displays on a dashboard remotely in response to gestures 

Even farther down the line, the company envisions remote operation of driverless trucks. In the meantime, perhaps some of the more readily attainable technologies may begin to make a difference on the highways. 

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