Hino lights get cameras
IN A NEW SAFETY INITIATIVE, Hino New Zealand is introducing reversing cameras as standard in its 300 Series lightduty trucks.
e cameras display a live video and sound feed to the trucks’ touch-screen multimedia unit, enabling drivers to reverse with con dence and safety, reducing the risk of injury and increasing workplace safety.
“Safety is key for all our vehicles, and we want to lead the market in o ering the highest standards to our Hino customers,” says Hino general manager Michael Doeg.
“Globally we’re seeing a move towards rear-view cameras – in the USA they will be mandatory in all new passenger vehicles by 2018, to avoid reversing accidents.
“By implementing this standard in our lighter-duty trucks, which are often used in commercial and residential environments, we’re demonstrating how important safety developments are in NZ commercial vehicles.”
e ADR-compliant cameras are waterproof and o er wide-view, high-de nition quality vision. ey’re also infrared night-vision enabled and have the added bene t of a builtin microphone, so voice instructions can be given to reversing drivers, informing them of any hazards that may not be immediately visible.