In light of New Zealand’s endlessly changing roads and restrictions, Hino is now including the latest Navigation for Trucks GPS system as a standard feature across their range of lighter duty 300 Series trucks.
Hino chose to introduce the customised GPS system into its trucks to make life on the road safer and easier. The system alerts the driver to height and weight restrictions around bridges and roads in their area, saving any guesswork or close encounters.
Navigation for Trucks also uses pre-entered vehicle profile information to warn the driver if they are out of compliance on certain routes. There are also notifications about speed limits, safety cameras, and driving regulations for the freight being hauled.
“We build Hinos to be the safest and most efficient trucks on the market. By including this GPS System as a standard feature, we make it easier for new and experienced drivers to get behind the wheel,” said Hino General Manager Darren Salt.
“With its standard reversing camera the 300 Series’ safety package was already one of the best available – this is us raising the bar even higher.”
Last year updates were made to 109,812 kilometres of road network, 50,832 street names and 32,200 speed limits within the system. By offering a free GPS update every three months, Hino 300 Series owners can drive the safest routes that suit their needs, free of charge.
“Hino has been a part of the New Zealand trucking community for more than 50 years, and we want to keep supporting it by consistently focusing on reliability, durability and quality. Our customers know that a Hino will have what they need, and can be trusted day in and day out.”