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Hino adds safety package as standard

Hino Australia will now incorporate the Hino SmartSafe active safety package as standard across its full range of 700 Series trucks.

“We have already received excellent feedback on the 4×2, 6×2 and 6×4 700 Series models since their launch in August 2021, and that positive customer response supports the inclusion of Hino SmartSafe as standard equipment on all new orders for the 700 Series FY 8×4 models,” said Daniel Petrovski, department manager of product strategy for Hino Australia.

“The addition of Hino SmartSafe makes the FY 8×4 models an even more enticing choice for customers who require a load share steer axle equipped 8×4 truck with the renowned quality, durability and reliability that the Hino brand is known for,” he continued.

Hino SmartSafe is a safety package that features driver assist technologies including a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection (PD), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Reverse Camera and a suite of other standard safety features.

The SmartSafe package also includes Driver Monitor, which constantly monitors the driver’s attention towards the road using key metrics such as driving posture, face orientation, and eyelid status via a camera integrated into the A-pillar.

The system provides a visual and audible alert if it detects drowsiness or a lack of attention from the driver.

“Safety is a key consideration for Hino in designing our vehicles and we are proud to offer Hino SmartSafe equipped solutions across all on-road market segments,” Petrovski added.

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