Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation

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Fuso Introduces 2012 Model Aero Queen and Aero Ace Tourist Bus
Incorporating First-in-Class Safety Technologies

June 18, 2012
•  First-in-Class: Adoption of Brake Override System and Side-View Camera as Standard on All Models
•  Fuso Commitment to FUSO 2015 “Customer Number One in Japan” and “Leader in Green Innovation”
•  All 2012 Model Aero Queen/Ace Compliant to Upcoming Latest Safety Regulations*
•  Available from July 2 at Japan Dealer Locations
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced it will launch its new 2012 model Aero Queen/Ace large tourist bus for Japan. Compliant to the upcoming latest safety regulations*, the enhanced, clean and efficient bus will be available at Mitsubishi Fuso dealerships and regional sales centers across Japan from July 2.
The new Aero Queen/Ace large tourist bus complies with the latest safety regulations* which will become effective in July 2012 and incorporates a brake override system (BOS) and a newly developed side-view camera to ensure enough field of view on the side, to enhance safety performance significantly. The BOS overrides vehicle acceleration when brake and accelerator pedals are pressed at the same time.

*Regulation based on the Economic Commission for Europe Safety Regulation
As conventionally equipped, all 2012 model Aero Queen/Ace large tourist bus models are equipped with MDAS-III as standard. The MDAS-III driver attention monitoring system is a technology only available from Fuso in the commercial industry. MDAS which stands for Mitsubishi Driver Attention monitoring System is an active safety technology to monitor driver’s attention with a white-line-recognition camera and various sensors and reduce the possibility of accidents by giving the driver alert warnings, by alarms and through meter displays, when his or her attention is waning.
This driver’s attention monitoring system was installed in Super Great heavy-duty truck in 1996 for the first time in the world to prevent accidents caused by waning driver’s attention. The MDAS system has since then been enhanced. The current third-generation MDAS has been highly evaluated as a system incorporating active safety technologies to prevent accidents from happening, and has received the “Technological Development Award” in the 58th Automotive Technology Awards given by the Japan Society of Automotive Engineers (JSAE) in 2008.
“Our new Aero Queen and Aero Ace are excellent in terms of safety and environmental performance, which overall contributes to significant reduction of total cost of ownership for our customers,” said Mr. Hiromitsu Hashiguchi, MFTBC Director of Fuso Bus Unit. “Fuso continues to be committed to developing and promoting safety technologies, especially when it comes to serving the public transport sector for our customers, drivers, passengers and the society. Overall, Fuso is the leader in the large bus segment and further strives for ‘Customer Number One in Japan,’ through leading products, customer-oriented sales, and dependable service.”
Main Characteristics of the 2012 Model New Aero Queen/Ace Large Tourist Bus
•  Compliant to Passenger Protection Regulation of Economic Commission for Europe (ECE Regulation) to be effective July 2012
•  First in class: Brake override system equipped as standard, preventing unintended operation
•  First in class: Newly-developed side view camera equipped as standard
•  MDAS-III driver attention monitoring system equipped as standard; technology only available from Fuso in the commercial truck industry
•  New direct-cooling air conditioning system adopted
2012 Model Aero Queen Large Tourist Bus
2012 Model Aero Queen Large Tourist Bus
Fuso Bus Unit
April 1, 2012, Fuso has consolidated its bus functions and operations under a new dedicated organization, “Fuso Bus Unit.” The new organization is designed to further strengthen Fuso’s stronghold bus operations, ensure self sustainability, and bring Fuso’s bus operations closer to customers.
The establishment of the new organization is part of Fuso’s 5-pillar strategy FUSO 2015. Under one of its main pillars “Customer Number One in Japan,” the company is adjusting its bus operational setup for greater efficiency and customer focus.
FUSO 2015 “Customer Number One in Japan”, “Leader in Green Innovation”
Under “Customer Number One in Japan,” the company aims to significantly enhance customer satisfaction through further focus on product satisfaction, trust-based sales and dependable service, on the foundation of its industry leading fuel-efficient products.
The new products hitting the road represent the company’s product offensive under “FUSO 2015,” the company’s five-pillar growth strategy for the future introduced in October 2011. One of the five pillars is “Leader in Green Innovation,” meaning the company focuses on advances in Green Products, Green Factory and Infrastructure and Green Supply Chain to achieve an aggregate CO2 reduction of 7.5% by 2015.
The 5 pillars under FUSO 2015, the company’s holistic improvement program aimed to increase operational excellence in all aspects, are: ‘Leader in Green Innovation,’ ‘Profitable Global Player,’ ‘Efficiency Leader,’ ‘Customer Number One in Japan,’ and ‘Employer Number One.’ Through FUSO 2015, the company aims for significant increase in global sales, including an overall target to double international sales volume to over 200,000 units annually.


Based in Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2011, the company sold a total of about 147,700 vehicles including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Daimler AG owns 89.29% of MFTBC shares and various Mitsubishi group companies own 10.71% of MFTBC shares. MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG.