NEW AERO STAR BUS LAUNCHED: OPEN-DOOR SAFETY UPGRADE

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC)


VEHICLE ACCELERATION disabled via open front-door detection plus improved rear-view mirror standards hallmark Mitsubishi Fuso’s latest Aero Star city bus model, newly launched in Japan.

NEW AERO STAR BUS LAUNCHED: OPEN-DOOR SAFETY UPGRADE
According to the company, the “…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.”

Though available only presently for the Japanese domestic market, the clever accelerator interlock safety device ensures vehicle acceleration is disabled while the front entrance door is open, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) explains.

This new measure increases passenger safety during onboarding and off-boarding, as well as enhances ease of operation for bus drivers, it adds. The accelerator interlock on the middle door, though, was already installed with the previous model, it confirms.

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 the one-step Aero Star bus, MFTBC states.

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IMPROVED VISION

Also standard with the new upgrade, the new Aero Star now complies with the latest regulatory standards regarding indirect vision through the rear-view mirror, as well as the mounting position of the outside mirror, MFTBC states.

According to the company, the "…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 new Aero Star is available through MFTBC sales companies and regional sales units across Japan.

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ABOUT MFTBC

Based in Kawasaki, Japan, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, with 89.29 per cent of its shares owned by Daimler Truck AG and 10.71 per cent by various Mitsubishi group companies, it states.

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 more than 170 markets worldwide, it adds.

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Specs

MODEL: 2PG-MP38FK

ENGINE: 6M60 (T6). Power – 199kW(270PS)

TRANSMISSION: Electronically controlled six-speed AT6

BODY: Non-step, urban (city) type, front middle door, 79-seater

 

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