Hino’s next generation technology
Hino Motors exhibited six vehicles at this year’s 44th Tokyo Motor Show that focused on advanced environmental and safety technologies.
A Hino fuel cell bus co-developed with Toyota debuted at the show, along with a light-duty model equipped with a new autonomous emergency braking system.
Hino Australia chairman and CEO Steve Lotter said the show pointed to a future-conscious direction for Hino globally.
“The Hino fuel cell bus shares technology with Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell vehicle recently exhibited at the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Sydney.
“The fuel cell bus represents Toyota Group’s determination to develop hydrogen fuel technology for the next generation, while still serving its core values of quality, durability and reliability,” he said.
The fuel cell bus concept achieves zero CO2 emissions and has been under evaluation on the streets of Tokyo.
The Tokyo show confirmed implementation of hybrid technology in the heavy-duty Hino Profia (700 Series) to assist in reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The revised low-consumption A09C engine fitted in the heavyduty Hino Profia truck and the A05C engine for medium-duty trucks were also revealed.
Hino’s display included a light-duty Hino Dutro Hybrid (300 Series) truck equipped with a collision damage reduction brake system.
This radar-based system applies braking force to avoid collisions in low-speed situations if an obstacle is detected.
The Hino S’elega large tour bus showcased a standardised driver monitor feature.
The driver monitor warns the driver when their attention wanders by detecting facial orientation and whether the driver’s eyes are open or closed.
The 500 Series truck Teruhito Sugawara drove to victory in the under 10-litre class at the Dakar Rally in 2014 was also exhibited as a reminder of the company’s passion for motorsport and competition.