World first for Hino Australia

Hino Australia has become the first truck manufacturer in the world to include a digital audio broadcast (DAB+) multimedia unit as standard equipment across its range of trucks.

The state-of-the-art multimedia unit features a large 6.1 inch high-definition touch-screen, DAB+ digital and conventional AM/FM radio receivers, CD and DVD player, USB and SD input, and is Bluetooth™ enabled.

All Hino 300, 500 and 700 Series trucks manufactured from September 2011 will feature the all-new Australian-designed multimedia unit as factory-fitted standard equipment.

According to Hino Australia product planning manager, Daniel Petrovski, the new Hino multimedia unit was designed and engineered in Australia to suit the needs of local owners and operators. “Hino is very proud of this outstanding new feature,” he said.

“A truck's cabin is the primary office for many of our customers, so we began looking for ways to improve the efficiency and safety of their working day.

“Our all-new in-dash double-din multimedia unit is designed to be user-friendly, features the latest technology and contributes to vehicle safety with the adoption of rear-view sound-enabled infrared cameras and Bluetooth™ technology.

“Not only is this the most advanced multimedia unit ever fitted to a truck, the new Hino unit shames those fitted to the majority of luxury cars,” he added.

Up to three Hino rear-vision cameras can be installed and viewed on the screen in a variety of configurations (including viewing all three simultaneously in a split-screen arrangement).100

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