Dutro Hybrid (fitted with Collision Damage Reduction Brake System)

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: Hino’s fuel cell bus concept model to make world debut

Hino Motors will exhibit six vehicles, which include the concept model of its fuel cell bus, at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 to be held from October 30 to November 8.

This concept model is a fuel cell bus conceived by Hino. In addition to providing an external power supply function, the fuel cell bus offers great environmental performance with its zero CO2 emissions during travel. Using the theme, “Mobility to Support a Livable Society,” Hino proposes a next-generation bus transportation system that focuses on fuel cell buses.

Hino will also be conducting a world premiere for the Profia Hybrid and the Dutro Hybrid (fitted with Collision Damage Reduction Brake System). The Profia Hybrid’s hybrid technology is not only used for traveling, for it can also power the electric refrigeration system. It was also designed to reduce air resistance. The Profia Hybrid also utilizes a waste heat recovery power generation system. Hino will be introducing a wide range of technology to improve fuel efficiency. The Dutro Hybrid is fitted with a collision damage reduction brake, which comes standard on large trucks and buses. This evolving collision damage reduction brake system avoids rear-end collisions with preceding vehicles and supports collision avoidance with stopped vehicles and pedestrians.

Other exhibits by Hino include the commercially available S’elega large tour bus, the latest overseas model Hino 500 Series, and the Hino Ranger that competed in the 2014 Dakar Rally. Hino will also present two highly efficient, low fuel-consumption engines.

(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)