Toyota and Hino to Jointly Develop Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Truck
Toyota City, Japan, March 23, 2020―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) have agreed to jointly develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck, and to proceed with initiatives toward its practical use through verification tests and other means.
Companies to bring together know-how in this cross-industry collaboration as a first step toward solving logistics issues. Companies will be investing in NEXT Logistics Japan.
NEXT Logistics Japan Co., Ltd. , a subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd., will be joined by Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd., Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd., CHIYODA-UNYU Co.,Ltd., Trancom Co., Ltd., and U-netrans Co., Ltd to bring together the expertise and technologies of these companies involved in logistics, which include cargo owners, transport companies, freight-required/trucks-required service companies and vehicle manufacturers, with the objective of commercializing a new trunk-route transportation scheme to provide solutions to the escalating issues in logistics.
To achieve its goal of "zero truck and bus traffic accident casualties," Hino Motors is striving to improve safety from many aspects. Under the concept of "total safety," Hino is promoting efforts to increase safety at each stage, including operations management, preventive safety, and collision safety for when things go wrong. We also believe it is important to widely disseminate the safety technologies that we develop, and we promote rapid installation of practical technology into our products, to be fitted as standard.