Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers under the umbrella of Daimler Trucks Asia, has announced the world premiere of the new light-duty Canter truck.
The new Canter is the first light-duty truck in Japan to come standard with the advanced safety feature Active Sideguard Assist which can detect pedestrians or other vehicles on the left side of the truck through radar sensors. This safety feature emits alerts whenever it detects any risk of collision when the driver is steering to the left or has turned on the left-turn signal.
In addition, the updated model is installed with the FUSO telematics platform, Truckonnect, which remotely connects to vehicles and monitors data such as location, fuel efficiency, and operation status including any technical issues.
In a press release, Daimler Trucks states: ‘Over the past decades, MFTBC has made continuous improvements to its light-duty truck in order to cater to customer needs. This iteration of the Canter, with its upgraded design, advanced safety features, and connectivity functions, aims to bring a new level of safety and efficiency on the road’.
The company says the ‘instalment of Active Sideguard Assist in this new Canter means all truck models available in the Japanese market now come with the feature’.
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