UD Trucks has unveiled some impressive technology and vehicles at the Tokyo Motor Show this week including the Quon Concept 202X and its Hybrid Raijin Electromobility.
UD says its Quon Concept 202X will be ‘intricately connected’ to its surroundings, including other trucks, infrastructure and people according to the company and will achieve new levels of efficiency, productivity, safety and sustainability.
The Quon Concept 202X will employ various cutting-edge technologies including Artificial Intelligence, personalized displays and camera monitoring systems underlining the fact that engineering solutions indispensable to the infrastructure of future smart societies must integrate with the Internet of Things (IoT).
The truck has been conceived to connect people to each other, and people to the transportation infrastructure by narrowing the gap between rural and urban, the farm and dinner table.
Takamitsu Sakamaki, President UD Trucks said that people depend on logistics and logistics depend on people.
“We provide innovation for smart logistics by making the trucks the world needs today. That has been our vision since our foundation. We want to help make logistics smarter,” he said.
“We see open innovation and collaboration with stakeholders across different industries as key to creating and implementing innovative solutions.”
Hybrid Raijin Electromobility Demonstrator is a prototype adapted from the heavy duty Quon, designed as a future solution in food warehouse applications that can run purely in electric driving mode as needed.
It will drastically reduce noise and achieve zero emissions.
The Fujin Level 4 Automation Demonstrator, which Prime Mover got an exclusive glimpse of late last year became the vehicle used in August to complete Japan’s first Level 4 autonomous heavy vehicle trial on a public road.
The specially adapted heavy-duty Quon employs network-based RTK-GPS (Real Time Kinematic Global Positioning System) combined with autonomous driving technologies such as 3D-LiDAR.
At its exhibit, UD Trucks will also present its latest uptime-improving apps, GH8 engine, Heavy Duty Quester GW prime mover and Heavy Duty Quon GK.
According to Douglas Nakano, Senior Vice President of Technology, one of the key solutions when we imagine the logistics of tomorrow, will be automation.
“In August this year, we took a big step forward. We aim to offer commercialised autonomous driving solutions in confined areas in 2020,” he said.