Hino Australia has announced that its comprehensive Hino SmartSafe safety package will now be standard across its entire range of 700 Series trucks.
SmartSafe is Hino’s comprehensive safety package featuring driver assist technologies which focus on protecting the lives of drivers, passengers and other road users.
The package includes 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.
Hino Australia Department Manager of Product Safety Daniel Petrovski said positive feedback from customers has contributed to the safety feature being made standard.
“As promised, every Hino 700 Series model offered to the Australian market will now include the full Hino SmartSafe safety package as standard equipment,” he said.
“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.”
The inclusion of Driver Monitor adds even more protection to Hino SmartSafe, making the new 700 Series the safest Hino truck ever.
The Driver Monitor system constantly monitors the driver’s attention on the road using key metrics such as driving posture, face orientation and eyelid status via a camera integrated into the A-pillar.
The system will provide a visual and audible alert if it detects drowsiness or a lack of attention from the driver, which will prevent accidents and dramatically increase the safety of Hino’s vehicles.
“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,” he said.