Hino has become the first truck manufacturer to come with a reversing camera as standard equipment on its light-duty offerings.
The Hino 300 Series will now come with an ADR-compliant, waterproof camera from the Hino Genuine range, and offer wide view high-definition quality vision. The cameras are also infrared night-vision enabled and have the added benefit of a built-in microphone.
The video and audio feed is broadcast through the touch-screen multimedia unit, giving the driver greater visibility when reversing and allowing for instructions to be more effectively communicated.
According to manager of product strategy at Hino Australia, Daniel Petrovski, the new feature highlights the brand’s commitment to safety.
“Our decision to fit rear-view cameras to the 300 Series is a positive step in ensuring that Hino is at the forefront of safety developments in the Australian commercial vehicle market,” he said.
“By making the reverse camera standard equipment on all 300 Series trucks Hino Australia is meeting the demands of our customers and the needs of Australian light duty truck buyers.
“Our light-duty trucks are already equipped with cruise control, dual SRS airbags, ultra-narrow A-pillars, ABS brakes and Vehicle Stability Control. Reverse cameras are a logical addition to the standard safety specification.
“In the USA rear-view cameras will be mandatory in all new passenger vehicles by 2018 to help mitigate accidents that occur while reversing,” Petrovski added.