Fuso Launches Driver Support Smartphone App
Designed to Enhance Safety and Fuel-Efficient Driving
||First commercial vehicles manufacturer to offer safety, fuel-efficient driving analysis “Eco Fleet Light” smartphone app in Japan
||Available from June 20, 2013, at Japan Dealer Locations
Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, today announced that it has launched an all-new driver assistance system “FUSO Connect.” The system, which runs on “Eco Fleet Light” smartphone app (Datatech Co., Ltd.) and “Smartphone Link Application Unit” (Pioneer Corporation) will be available at Mitsubishi Fuso dealerships and regional sales centers across Japan from June 20, 2013.
Marking a first-in-industry offering for the Japanese commercial vehicles market, FUSO Connect is designed to enhance the drivers’ awareness of “safe driving” and “fuel efficient driving” and to offer an overall vehicle operation analysis similar to “Eco Fleet Pro,” a comprehensive onboard Fuso fleet management system offered in the market since March 2009. The touch panel display audio unit supports hands-free operations including audio and navigation systems.
“The all-new smart system ‘FUSO Connect’ will allow the drivers to be connected with various driver support information,” said Mr. Hidekazu Kanno, MFTBC Director of Life Cycle Management. “It is an additional offering for our customers to install on our industry-leading fuel-efficient vehicles which we believe will help support our customers’ efforts in increasing awareness for safe, efficient driving. We are committed to offer better driver support systems and to overall grow together with evolving customer requirements.”
“FUSO Connect”: “Eco Fleet Light” smartphone app driving evaluation
“Smartphone Link Application Unit” providing access to various applications
FUSO 2015 “Customer Number One in Japan”
With its growth strategy FUSO 2015, MFTBC has embarked on a clear company initiative aimed at increasing operational excellence in all aspects. It is based on 5 strategic pillars, including 'Leader in Green Innovation,' 'Profitable Global Player,' 'Efficiency Leader,' 'Customer Number One in Japan,' and 'Employer Number One.'
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.
FUSO 2015 is a holistic improvement program, encompassing all parts of the business. It addresses major drivers to grow the business in all aspects, building on the cost and efficiency gains of its realignment program.
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. In 2012, the company sold a total of about 174,000 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.
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