Sets the vehicle to the designated speed, usually resulting in better fuel efficiency. This reduces fatigue in day to day metropolitan haul applications.
Cabin entry and exit on the 300 Series has been improved with larger, class-leading door apertures, wider opening doors, larger steps, increased foot and leg space, and even a collapsible gearshift lever to allow the driver to slide more easily across to the passenger side if required.
Driver comfort has been maximised by adopting a tilt and telescopic-adjustable steering column, and providing a greater range of seat adjustment to allow drivers of all heights to better tailor the seat position to their needs.
HINO MULTIMEDIA UNIT
Hino Australia was the first vehicle manufacturer in the world to include a digital audio broadcast (DAB+) multimedia unit as standard equipment across its range of trucks.
Hino's state-of-the-art multimedia unit features a large 6.1-inch high-definition touch-screen, DAB+ digital and conventional AM/FM radio receivers, CD and DVD player, USB and SD input, and is Bluetooth™ enabled.
All Hino 300, 500 and 700 Series trucks manufactured from September 2011 onward feature the Australian-designed multimedia unit as factory-fitted standard equipment.
A truck's cabin is the primary office for many Hino customers, and the world-first multimedia unit improves the efficiency and safety of their working day. The in-dash double-din multimedia unit is designed to be user-friendly, feature the latest technology and contribute to vehicle safety with the adoption of rear-view sound-enabled infrared cameras and Bluetooth™ technology.
Not only is this the most advanced multimedia unit ever fitted to a truck, the Hino unit shames those fitted to the majority of luxury cars. The Hino multimedia unit has both SD card and USB slots to enable full compatibility with the latest MP3, iPod® and digital devices, and has both front and rear auxiliary inputs.
Up to three Hino rear-vision cameras can be installed and viewed on the screen in a variety of configurations (including viewing all three simultaneously in a split-screen arrangement).
In a world-first for an OEM vehicle manufacturer, the system provides access to both AM/FM radio and the DAB+ digital radio network being rolled out in major centres around Australia. This arrangement provides the highest sound quality with consistent signal in all but the most remote locations.
An optional truck-specific satellite navigation system has been developed by a team of electrical and software engineers, and has changed the way Australian truck drivers navigate. The unique Hino navigation system can be tailored to suit each individual truck or load, with the driver being able to input critical data like the truck's height, weight and dangerous goods classification.
The navigation system then calculates a route that's appropriate, avoiding low bridges, weight-restricted roads and dangerous goods-restricted areas, directing the driver in one of 17 different languages.
The multimedia system is covered by Hino's three-year, bumper-to-bumper nationwide warranty.
Hino multimedia unit key features
- 6.1-inch high-definition colour TFT touch-screen
- Large push buttons and rotary knobs for easy operation
- MP3 compatible CD/DVD player
- Bluetooth™ version 2.0 phone and audio streaming (with voice and one-touch dialling)
- DAB+ digital radio
- AM/FM radio (12 AM and 18 FM preset stations)
- Optional satellite navigation package with 2D or 3D city modelling
- Latest NAVTEQ mapping (with more than 600,000 points of interest and 12.5 million addresses)
- Truck-tailored navigation - including warnings (school zones, traffic cameras, speed alerts)
- Up to three rear-view cameras (optional)
- MP3, WAV, MPEG4, AVI and DIVX compatibility
- Front and rear auxiliary inputs
- SD and USB connection ports
- Full iPod® compatibility
- 800mhz processor
- 512Mb hard-drive memory
- 4 x 40 watt speaker outputs
The Hino 300 Series cabin has been equipped with clear-to-read instruments and easy-to-reach controls and switchgear, providing passenger car levels of drivability and safety.
All Hino trucks are ergonomically designed to provide a functional cabin, with fingertip controls and column stalks positioned so that the driver has no need to take their hands off the wheel at any time.
All 300 Series variants are equipped with class-leading instruments, which can be read from all angles and in all lighting conditions. Every model is equipped with a tachometer, speedometer, and full suite of warning gauges and lights. The dash features blank DIN mounting slots (for additional radio equipment) and there are a number of switch mounting holes to cater for accessories that may be added.
All models have factory-fitted Denso air conditioning, remote central locking with an integrated engine immobiliser, and power-operated windows and mirrors. Crew Cabin models feature an auxiliary rear air conditioner unit - the only light truck in Australia with these combined features.
All 4x4 manual models have Hino Australia’s ES (Easy Start) hill-start assist, which can be switched off using a dash mounted switch.
DRIVER'S SUSPENSION SEAT
The Hino 300 Series Wide Cab models are fitted with an ergonomically designed fully-adjustable driver's seat for maximum comfort.
The seat runners are positioned on an incline to better cater for short and taller drivers (a first for any light-duty truck), placing the seat in a better relative position to the trucks pedals.
All wide cabin models have a driver's suspension seat with torsion-bar suspension and magnetic dampening with lumbar support, further improving driver comfort, but also reducing fatigue.
Hino's seat design provides maximum driver comfort for all road conditions; from smooth roads through to heavily corrugated surfaces.