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2011 HINO 300 Series Press Kit

  1. HINO LAUNCHES NEW 300 SERIES
  2. 300 SERIES MODEL RANGE REFINED
  3. HINO LAUNCHES ALL-NEW HYBRID RANGE
  4. HINO HAS BEST POWER AND TORQUE COMBINATION
  5. HINO UNIQUE WITH FULLY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  6. HYBRID OPERATION EXPLAINED
  7. NEW HINO 300 SERIES LIFTS SAFETY BENCHMARKS
  8. CABIN COMFORT BOOST FOR NEW HINO 300 SERIES
  9. HINO 300 SERIES HAS VSC

HINO LAUNCHES NEW 300 SERIES


Hino has launched a comprehensive new-generation 300 Series light-duty truck range, with both diesel and hybrid models.

The entire model range has been redesigned outside and inside, and was subject to record levels of Australian development input.

As a result it offers the best in improved driveability, aerodynamics, vision, cabin ergonomics, comfort and convenience, ease of maintenance and vehicle security.

The new Hino 300 Series has an impressive list of both active and passive safety features.

All models have dual SRS airbags, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes incorporating ABS braking, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and, in an Australia first for a light-duty truck, vehicle stability control (VSC).

The new, more fuel-efficient diesel range has a class-leading combination of power and torque, with up to 121kW of power and 464Nm of torque from its ADR80/03 Euro 5-compliant diesel engine.

The exhaust emissions also easily meet the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) standard, regarded as the cleanest available in the market.

The eight-model hybrid range has a new parallel hybrid system, with increased performance and a new Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).

All wide cab models have a six-speed transmission in either manual or automatic, with the automatic transmission now available on a greater range of models - making Hino the only Japanese truck manufacturer to offer a full automatic transmission in the light-duty market.

All manual models have Hino's ES (Easy Start) hill-start assist.

The Hino 300 Series has a new exterior design that offers class-leading aerodynamics for improved fuel economy; the new wide cab model's coefficient of drag is significantly better than that of its major competitors.

Driver vision has been improved, with new multi-position electric controlled and heated main and spotter mirrors, and slim A-pillars that greatly reduce forward blind spots.

In another light duty truck safety first, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps on wide cab models are available as an optional fitment and fitted as standard equipment on Hino Hybrid.

Cabin entry and exit has been improved, with larger door apertures, wider opening doors, larger steps, increased foot and leg space, and even a collapsible gearshift lever.

The cabin interior has been completely redesigned for improved convenience, storage and driving comfort, including new seats, instruments, switches, audio systems and remote central locking for all doors (including the rear doors on crew cabs), and an integrated engine immobiliser.

All models have factory-fitted Denso air conditioning while crew cab models have an additional rear air-conditioner unit.

All wide cab models now have a driver's suspension seat as standard equipment.
Medium, long and extra-long wheelbase wide cab models have an increased driving range, thanks to a new 70-litre sub-tank giving a total fuel capacity of 170 litres.

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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300 SERIES MODEL RANGE REFINED


Hino has refined its 300 Series light-duty range to better suit customer needs.

The new diesel and hybrid range has 45 model variants, with more crew cab models and more models in the 8 to 8.5-tonne payload segment.

There are eight hybrid models, compared with two in the previous range.

The new Hino 300 Series diesel range gives operators the choice of standard or wide cabin, manual or fully automatic transmission, single or crew cabin, four wheelbases, and cab/chassis or dump truck.

A 245Nm power take-off unit is available as an option.

All hybrid models (standard and wide cab) have a five-speed automated manual transmission.

All standard cab models have independent front suspension.

All models have the added safety features of dual SRS airbags and vehicle stability control.

Hino Australia's divisional manager, product strategy, marketing and dealer development, Alex Stewart, said the new range would allow customers to better select the right truck for their needs.

"We want to make our customers' businesses more profitable, while providing a truck that is more pleasurable and, most importantly, safer to drive," he said.

"Whichever truck they choose, buyers will have the safest, most powerful, most efficient and comfortable truck in the segment.

"We've redistributed models to offer the maximum payload for the various car licence and light-truck licence categories up to 8.0-tonne GVM.

"In the crew cab range, for example, we now offer two 5.5-4.5-tonne models (manual and auto) which can be operated on a car licence, as well as a manual 6.5-tonne model, and auto 7.3-tonne model and a manual 8.5-tonne model."

The full range is:

Standard cab
616 Short IFS diesel 5-sp manual
616 Short IFS dump diesel 5-sp manual
616 Short IFS diesel 6-sp auto
616 Short IFS dump diesel 6-sp auto
616 Medium IFS diesel 5-sp manual
616 Short Hybrid IFS AMT
616 Medium Hybrid IFS AMT

Wide cab
617 Short diesel 6-sp manual
617 Short diesel dump 6-sp manual
616 Short diesel 6-sp auto
617 Medium diesel 6-sp manual
617 Medium TradeACE
617 Medium SteelACE
616 Medium diesel 6-sp auto
616 Medium auto TradeACE
616 Medium auto SteelACE
616 Medium Hybrid AMT
617 Long diesel 6-sp manual
616 Long Hybrid AMT
617 Long crew cab diesel 6-sp manual
616 Long crew cab diesel 6-sp auto

717 Medium diesel 6-sp manual
716 Medium auto TradeACE
716 Medium auto SteelACE
717 Medium diesel dump 6-sp manual
716 Medium diesel 6-sp auto
717 Medium TradeACE
717 Medium SteelACE
716 Medium Hybrid AMT
717 Long diesel 6-sp manual
716 Long Hybrid AMT
717 XLong diesel crew cab 6-sp manual

917 Medium diesel 6-sp manual
816 Medium auto TradeACE
816 Medium auto SteelACE
917 Medium diesel dump 6-sp manual
816 Medium diesel 6-sp auto
917 Medium TradeACE
917 Medium SteelACE
916 Medium Hybrid AMT
917 Long diesel 6-sp manual
916 Long Hybrid AMT
917 XLong diesel 6-sp manual
917 Long diesel crew cab 6-sp manual
816 XLong diesel crew cab 6-sp auto

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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HINO LAUNCHES ALL-NEW HYBRID RANGE


Hino has completely redesigned its hybrid system for increased performance, improved fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The new eight-model Hino 300 Hybrid range uses a new parallel hybrid system.

It has a Hino M550 sequential-shift five-speed automated manual transmission for easy, two-pedal operation (the previous model had the choice of manual or fully automatic transmission).

It can be driven in 'D' range as an automatic, or 'S' range with sequential shifting.

The new hybrid range can offer fuel savings, depending on the operation, of up to 26 per cent or better when compared with a conventional diesel truck.

The new-generation hybrid model's Hino N04C-UR 4.0-litre diesel engine and combined electric-drive motor have 10 per cent more power and 19 per cent more torque, both at lower revolutions.

The engine has cooled EGR, an oxidation catalyst and DPR cleaner.

The diesel engine delivers 110kW and 420Nm. The new Permanent-magnet Reluctance Motor has 36kW of power and 333Nm of torque.

It can be used in electric-drive-only EV mode in stop-start traffic (subject to the level of battery charge).

The layout of the major components - engine, clutch, electric motor and transmission - has been changed, to save on diesel fuel and hence reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The automated clutch can now separate the diesel engine and electric motor; in the previous model it was between the electric motor and transmission.

The electrical components - including the motor, inverter and nickel-metal hydride battery - have been completely redesigned, to reduce weight and size, and increase efficiency.

The new water-cooled AC/DC inverter, for example, has twice the power and less than half the weight of the previous inverter.

The 40-module (240 cells) 288V hybrid battery has been proven in the Lexus RX450h luxury SUV.

Hino Australia divisional manager, product strategy, marketing and dealer development, Alex Stewart, said the new Hino parallel hybrid system will offer significant savings in fuel and greenhouse gas emissions in all areas of operation.

"It complements the high efficiency of the Hino diesel engine, has a low impact on payload capacity, and offers outstanding durability and driving performance," he said.

"The current system has made significant fuel savings in start-stop operations.

"However, the new system uses the electric motor as a supplementary power source; it creates electricity by gathering kinetic energy when the truck decelerates.

"It does not use diesel power to create electricity and the diesel engine returns to idle whenever it is not required to power the truck, thereby saving more fuel."

Mr Stewart said the truck can take off on electric motor only with the diesel engine idling.

"When accelerating or climbing a hill, the new hybrid uses electric power to supplement diesel power, so the diesel operates with reduced load.

"And the sequential shift on the automated manual transmission makes driving more comfortable.

"The flat torque curve from the combination of diesel and electric power means Hino can use a five-speed transmission to save on gear changes.

"When descending hills and braking the clutch disconnects the diesel engine from the motor, so the motor can act as a generator and maximise the amount of electricity gathered.

"In Hino's new hybrid system, the accelerator pedal is a potentiometer: if the driver requests, say, 280Nm of torque, the electronic control units for the engine and hybrid system network provide the ideal split of diesel and electric power.

"That split is infinitely variable, to optimise fuel savings while delivering the required torque."

The Hino Hybrid has an auto stop-start system to shut down the engine when the vehicle is stationary and hence save fuel; the auto stop-start can be switched off if the driver so desires.

There are two driving modes - ECO to prioritise economy and PWR to prioritise acceleration.

The Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) uses revised shift points in PWR mode.

An ECO indicator lamp in the instrument panel also helps the driver achieve optimum fuel savings.

Hino Hybrid does not have or require a conventional starter motor or alternator.

It instead uses the electric drive motor as a diesel-engine starter motor and has a DC/DC converter to create 24-volt power for the lights, electronics and cabin functions.

Component details:
4.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, 110kW, 420Nm
300V air-cooled AC Synchronous electric motor
Five-speed M550 AMT, weighs 73kg
36kW motor assembly with AMT clutch and casing weighs 82kg, motor weighs only 40kg
93kW water-cooled IGBT-type inverter, weighs 6.5kg
Nickel-Metal Hydride 288V/6.5Ah air-cooled battery with 40 modules and 240 cells, weighs 41.6kg
Power Control Unit, includes inverter, HV battery, blower, blower motor, HV-ECU, battery ECU, radiator and DC-DC converter, total weight 113kg (including battery and inverter)

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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HINO HAS BEST POWER AND TORQUE COMBINATION


Hino's new 300 Series has a class-leading combination of power and torque, coupled with increased fuel efficiency.

The improved Euro-5 and Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle (EEV)-compliant 4.0-litre Hino turbo-diesel engine is offered with two power ratings.

Wide cab manual models have 121kW of power at 2500rpm and 464Nm of torque at 1400rpm, and six-speed transmission.

Standard cab, wide cab automatic and all hybrid models are rated at 110kW and 420Nm.

Standard cab has the choice of five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Wide cab auto also has six-speed transmission, while new hybrid has a new five-speed automated manual transmission.

Hino Australia divisional manager, product strategy, marketing and dealer development, Alex Stewart, said Hino has extracted more power and torque from the same engine capacity as the previous generation 300 Series.

"The gains in power, torque and fuel efficiency have been achieved through careful attention to engine design, turbocharger pressures and the high-pressure (common-rail) electronic fuel injection," he said.

"Injection pressures have been increased and a new intercooler adopted.

"The new 300 Series meets the requirements ADR 80/03 and the Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle standard (EEV), which is tougher than Euro 5 - without needing Ad Blue."

Key features of the Hino engine include a high pressure common-rail fuel system, a variable-nozzle turbocharger, cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system and closed crankcase ventilation.

Mr Stewart said the Hino engine has the best Diesel Particulate Active Reduction System (DPR) system in class, with an 800,000km service interval and an automatic self-cleaning system which begins when the filter is only at 30 per cent of overall capacity.

Hino has the added reliability of three fuel filters, including two with water separators mounted on the chassis, and a main long life filter mounted on the engine.

All models have an 80 Amp alternator for optimum reliability.

Daily inspection has been made more convenient by placing key items such as the coolant reservoir on the driver's side of the vehicle.

For engine servicing, single-cab models have a manual-tilt cabin and crew-cab models have an inspection cover in the floor.

"Hino has also looked to increase 300 Series' driving range, by fitting a 70-litre sub-tank on medium, long and extra-long wheelbase wide cab models," Mr Stewart said.

"The new sub tank increases total fuel capacity to 170 litres."

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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HINO UNIQUE WITH FULLY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION


Hino is the only Japanese truck manufacturer to offer the advantage of a fully automatic transmission in the light-duty truck market.

The new Hino 300 Series has the choice of manual or automatic transmissions across its 37-model diesel-engined range.

All wide cab diesel models have six-speed transmission in either manual or automatic.

"We now offer our superior six-speed fully automatic transmission on a greater range of models," said Hino Australia's divisional manager, product strategy, marketing and dealer development, Alex Stewart.

"It is offered in the Hino 300 series factory tipper, for example, as well as being highly suited to city operations such as garbage collection."

Hino 300 standard cab models have the choice of five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Mr Stewart said all Hino automatic models have the proven and highly successful Aisin transmission that is marketed worldwide.

"It is the best on the market for light-duty truck applications and has a host of electronic control features normally associated with high-end luxury cars."

The 'intelligent' automatic has fuel-saving torque converter lock-up in five ratios - from second to sixth gear.

The learning characteristics of the transmission can comfortably adapt to the driving style of the driver.

It has a 'neutral control' feature which electronically switches the transmission to neutral when the truck is stationary and the brakes are applied.

This reduces engine and drivetrain load, offering significant savings in fuel consumption.

Hino's six-speed manual transmission has synchromesh on first and reverse gears for increased durability.

The shift lever for manual and automatic transmissions is now in the most intuitive position, the centre console.

The lever is also collapsible, to provide slide-across access for the driver or passenger when in tight parking locations.

With the manual transmissions, the Easy Start technology electronically maintains braking force, even when the driver takes their foot off the brake pedal.

The Easy Start feature allows the driver to seamlessly move off from a stationary position at low speed on uphill grades.

Easy Start operates in forward and reverse gears.

All Hino 300 wide cab diesel models have a sturdy 13-inch clutch to ensure maximum reliability and durability.

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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HYBRID OPERATION EXPLAINED


Hino's new 300 Hybrid truck achieves its efficiency gains across six operating steps.

Starting: Engine start function. The clutch automatically engages and the electric drive motor starts the diesel engine, eliminating the need for a conventional starter motor.

Initial acceleration: Driving force from the diesel engine and electric drive motor, or motor only. Driving force is usually provided by both the engine and motor. However, depending on the state of charge of the HV battery and other conditions, a motor-only standing start is possible.

Acceleration (parallel mode): Clutch engaged, engine and motor assist. During acceleration, the clutch will engage to couple the engine and motor in parallel configuration. This allows the electric drive motor to supplement the diesel engine with assisted torque, allowing generous power output with excellent fuel economy.

Normal driving: Driving force from the diesel engine only. When driving at a constant speed the engine, operating in its most efficient range, propels the vehicle. (Diesels thrive on constant revolutions.)

Decelerating - Regenerative braking: Clutch disengaged for efficient energy recovery. Disengaging the clutch when the vehicle decelerates allows for a more effective transfer of kinetic energy from the wheels to the motor, which converts it into electricity. It is then converted to 288V DC and stored in the HV battery for later use. During this process, the diesel engine only needs to produce minimal power to run the vehicle accessories.

Stopped - Idle Stop: Engine automatically turned off when the vehicle is stationary. Stopping the diesel engine when the truck is at rest effectively reduces consumption of fuel that would normally be wasted. The engine automatically restarts when the brake pedal is released.

Note: The engine will re-start if the brake pedal is released or the shift lever is moved. The driver can also switch off the idle-stop function if required.

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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NEW HINO 300 SERIES LIFTS SAFETY BENCHMARKS


Hino's new-generation 300 Series makes claim to the title of the safest light-duty truck on the Australian market.

It is the first light-duty truck in Australia with vehicle stability control (VSC) as a standard feature.

VSC is an additional layer of safety that assists the driver in maintaining control of the vehicle. It is designed to help prevent the vehicle from skidding out of control should it deviate from the driver's intended path through a corner.

The VSC and traction control system can be switched off - to assist in control of the drive wheel traction when the vehicle is in muddy conditions.

Standard passive equipment on all models includes SRS airbags for both driver and passenger coupled with emergency locking retracting (ELR) pretensioning seatbelts.

All new Hino 300 Series models have four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS braking, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Hino was the first manufacturer to offer four-wheel ventilated discs in the light-truck market with the launch of Hino Dutro, and this feature is still unique to Hino.

Brake Assist is designed to assist the driver in emergency braking, where the driver is attempting to apply the high pedal force required to obtain the shortest possible braking distance.

Together these technologies ensure that maximum stopping power is available, regardless of how the vehicle is laden and the prevailing road conditions.

All manual transmission and AMT models have Hino's ES (Easy Start) hill-start assist.

Easy Start maintains braking force after the driver takes their foot off the brake pedal and automatically releases the brake once the clutch engages and the vehicle begins to move. Easy Start operates in both forward and reverse.

The 300 Series safety package also includes a front under-run protection system (FUPS) on all wide cabin models for the first time on a light-duty truck.

FUPS helps prevent a vehicle from going underneath a truck in the event of a front-on collision while also protecting the vehicle's steering components, thereby assisting the driver to maintain control of the vehicle.

Hino's new 300 Series meets the internationally recognised European Structural Standards Regulation No. 20 (ECE-R29) for cabin strength. (Hino's extensive range of light, medium and heavy duty trucks now comply with the ECE-R29 crash test standard.)

Special attention has been paid to maximising visibility and minimising blind spots.

The windscreen pillars on new wide cab models are only 65mm wide, compared with 100mm or more for 300 Series' nearest competitors.

High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps are standard equipment on new Hybrid models and optionally available on diesel models.

Power-operated and heated mirrors are standard equipment on all models, with a flat main mirror and convex spotter mirror for increased visibility.

Up to three rear-facing cameras are available as an option, with the image displayed on the dashboard via a new six-inch 2DIN liquid crystal display.

Attention to detail in safety features includes a tilt-cab warning lamp on all single cab models.

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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CABIN COMFORT BOOST FOR NEW HINO 300 SERIES


Hino's all-new 300 Series light-duty truck range has been completely redesigned outside and inside to provide increased comfort and ergonomics.

The external redesign has also improved aerodynamics, for improved fuel economy.

The new Hino 300 Series wide cab has a 30 per cent lower drag coefficient than its main facing competitor, while standard cab has 25 per cent better aerodynamics than its main competitor.

The new-generation 300 Series offers the best in improved cabin ergonomics, comfort and convenience, ease of maintenance and vehicle security.

Cabin entry and exit has been improved with larger door apertures, wider opening doors, larger steps, increased foot and leg space, and even a collapsible gearshift lever.

The new Hino 300 wide cab range has class-leading door aperture size.

Alex Stewart, Hino Australia's divisional manager, product strategy, marketing and dealer development, said the Hino 300 Series cabin interior had been completely redesigned for improved comfort, convenience and storage space.

"Driving comfort features include new seats, instruments, switches, and remote central locking with integrated engine immobiliser," he said.
"All models have factory-fitted Denso air conditioning, while crew cab models have power-operated windows, remote central locking and an independent rear air conditioner unit - the only light truck in Australia with these combined features.

"All wide cab models now have a driver's suspension seat with torsion-bar suspension and magnetic dampening as standard equipment."

Hino designed the new 300 Series wide cab to suit a range of drivers, from 146 to 203cm in height.

Driver comfort has been maximised by adopting a tilt and telescopic-adjustable steering column, and providing 240mm of fore/aft seat slide adjustment with an inclined seat slide to allow drivers of all heights to better tailor the seat position to their needs.

Cabin entry and exit has been improved by increasing the duck-in height, moving the A-pillar forward to increase foot space, and enlarging the foot step.

Foot and leg space has been further increased by raising the lower edge of the instrument panel.

Foot space in wide cab is sufficient for a centre-seat passenger with size 14 boots to sit comfortably with toes pointing directly ahead.

The gearshift lever in manual and automatic transmissions is now collapsible, so the driver can more easily slide across to the passenger side if the available space on the driver's side is restricted.

Hino 300 Series' new cabin features include a floor-mounted auto-shift lever, for a more natural shift feel.


Cabin features include a new, easy-to-read LED backlit instrument cluster with multi-information display and Eco light, improved switch operability and increased storage space.

Storage space includes a wide free rack, bottle holders, convenience hooks and at least two spare DIN spaces in the centre of the dashboard.

Crew cab models have additional cup holders built into the rear air conditioner unit.

The wide cab has three spare DIN-size slots in the centre of the dashboard, as well as door pockets, centre console storage, a centre-seat tray and overhead console.

It also has two coat hooks in the rear trim and the industry-first feature of a long-life LED cabin light.

The LED light has the additional benefit that it will not excessively drain the battery if inadvertently left on.

The Hino 300 Series has the option of a reversing camera, with the image displayed on an integrated in-dash 2DIN LCD screen.

The brake fluid reservoir inlet, washer fluid reservoir inlet and coolant reservoir are all accessible from both the driver and passenger doors in single-cab models.

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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HINO 300 SERIES HAS VSC


The new-generation Hino 300 Series has pioneered the introduction of vehicle stability control (VSC) to the Australian light-duty truck market.

Hino developed VSC for truck applications to optimise active safety.

It was concerned that a significant number of single-vehicle truck accidents involve roll-over or under-steer (where the vehicle runs wide in a corner).

VSC provides optimal traction in cornering to complement the way in which anti-skid brakes (ABS) provides optimal braking performance and stability under braking, and traction control optimises traction when accelerating.

It also dampens strong understeer or oversteer to ensure vehicle stability.

The VSC system includes a dedicated electronic control unit (ECU), which controls VSC, ABS and traction control (ASR).

VSC utilises some of the 300 Series' existing ABS hardware and software, including the wheel-speed sensors and throttle position sensor.

It also has a yaw-rate sensor (located under the passenger seat), a deceleration sensor, G-force sensor and steering wheel angle sensor.

The wheel-speed sensors provide information regarding vehicle speed, acceleration and the steering wheel angle sensor monitors the amount of steering wheel input at any given time.

The G-force sensor detects the vehicle's lateral acceleration and the yaw sensor detects angular velocity of the vehicle's rotation around the perpendicular axis.

The deceleration sensor can detect deceleration in both the longitudinal and lateral directions.

The VSC system can identify an understeer situation by analysing the vehicle's rate of yaw, which is a factor of the steering wheel angle and vehicle speed.

By analysing the actual vehicle speed and steering wheel input, the computer can identify the appropriate curve or line the vehicle should be travelling along, which is called the target yaw rate.

The yaw and G-sensors on the other hand analyse the actual yaw rate or line of travel.

If the actual yaw rate is different to the target rate, the VSC ECU recognises a potential understeer situation.

If the truck is understeering the VSC reduces throttle opening, to reduce engine output.

Depending on the degree of understeer it also applies the front brakes and inner rear brakes in varying degrees, to help turn the vehicle into the corner.

If the VSC system detects an oversteer situation (loss of rear-wheel grip), it controls the engine output and (depending on the extent of the tendency) applies the brakes on the outside front and rear wheels.

This generates an inertial moment in the vehicle's outward direction and hence helps dampen its tendency to oversteer.

VSC assumes priority over ABS and traction control.

A beeping noise is heard in the cabin when the VSC is activated.

Hino designed VSC as a driver's aid. It works most dramatically in icy, wet and slippery conditions but will also work in dry conditions.

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For further information please contact:

Paul Tuffy
National Marketing Manager
Hino Australia
T: 02 9914 6666
F: 02 9540 3554
E: paul.tuffy@hino.com.au

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