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・Standard fitment of a new accelerator interlock safety device installed on the front door
・Complies with the latest Japanese regulatory standards for rearview mirrors
Kawasaki, Japan – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, cooperating with Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (DICV) under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia (DTA), is pleased to announce that it has launched a new model of the Aero Star large city route bus. The new Aero Star is available through MFTBC sales companies and regional sales units across Japan.
The new Aero Star comes with the accelerator interlock safety device, which disables vehicle acceleration while the front entrance door is open. This new safety measure increases passenger safety during onboarding and offboarding as well as enhances ease of operation for bus drivers. The accelerator interlock on the middle door was already installed with the previous model.
The new Aero Star also complies with the latest regulatory standards regarding indirect vision through the rearview mirror, as well as the mounting position of the outside mirror. Aero Star will continue to evolve by committing to the high level of safety and convenience required for large route buses used as a means of daily transportation.
*The accelerator interlock for the front door is installed as a standard feature for the non-step Aero Star bus. It is not installed on one-step Aero Star bus.
The new Aero Star *Special vehicle for shooting purpose only
Vehicle Specifications and Selling Price in the Tokyo District (including 10% consumption tax)
MFTBC at a Glance
Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, with 89.29% of its shares owned by Daimler Truck AG and10.71% by various Mitsubishi group companies. An icon in the Japanese commercial vehicle industry with a longstanding history of more than 85 years with its Fuso brand, MFTBC manufactures a range of commercial vehicles including light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and buses, and industrial engines for over 170 markets worldwide. In 2017, MFTBC introduced the eCanter, the first all-electric light-duty truck in series-production and in 2019, the Super Great – Japan’s first heavy-duty truck fitted with Level 2 Automated Driving Support Technology, a benchmark in the Japanese commercial vehicle market. MFTBC operates under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, together with its partner organization Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) in India. This strategic unit allows the entities to collaborate on areas such as product development, parts sourcing and production to provide the best value to customers.