Hino is the first truck manufacturer in Australia to announce it will offer this safety equipment as standard across its entire range.
First introduced as standard equipment on the Hino 300 Series models in 2016 and then on the 500 Series Wide Cab the following year, the reverse camera will be yet another feature of the comprehensive safety package on the all-new 500 Series Standard Cab models, due for release in November 2018.
‘This will be rolled out to the 700 Series within the first half of 2019,” said Daniel Petrovski, Hino Australia’s Manager of Product Strategy.
The reverse camera includes both night vision capability plus a microphone to further assist drivers when manoeuvring the vehicles.
“Drivers will benefit from almost 360 degree vision for improved safety when manoeuvring so they can see and hear what is happening behind them when reversing, loading and unloading.
“This is in addition to the already exceptional vision provided by the combination of generously sized windscreens, large electronically adjustable heated mirrors and convex spotter mirrors which are standard on every Hino truck.
“The all-new street smart 500 Series Standard Cab will feature the most comprehensive active safety package offered by a Japanese manufacturer in the current Australian medium duty category market including Vehicle Stability Control and reverse camera.” he continued.
Australian pricing and full specifications including further information about additional safety features of the all-new 500 Series Standard Cab FC, FD and FE models will be available in late November 2018 at dealerships nationwide and online at hino.com.au.