Hino’s next gen­er­a­tion tech­nol­ogy

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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.

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