Japan to Launch a Modern Tourist Bus with Advanced Safety Features

Year in and year out, the Land of the Rising Sun welcomes millions of international tourists and globetrotters who come to visit the country in order to go sightseeing in some of its breathtaking attractions, personally experience its unique culture and try out some of the most iconic Japanese dishes that provide a one of a kind gastronomic experience. Aside from these obvious reasons, tourists also expect to be positively amazed and fascinated by Japanese advanced technology and modern day innovations.


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For instance, travel enthusiasts do not mind shelling out some extra cash in order to ride the famous shinkansen or high speed bullet train which is symbolic of the high end technology of Japan. This year, both locals and foreign tourists are looking forward to the launching of a brand new modern bus with an innovative technology that is capable of automatically making a stop in the event that the bus driver is not feeling well.


Hino Motors Ltd, an established Japanese truck and bus maker aims to introduce this modern bus with high end safety features this coming July 1, 2019. It is the first ever commercial bus with this kind of built in advanced system to be launched worldwide. The system will automatically put the bus to a halt once it detects any unnatural position on the part of the driver while traversing the road at sixty kilometers or more per hour. A camera will be set up to monitor the bus driver’s posture which includes the angle of his head and body position.


The Transport Ministry of Japan commends this brand new modern bus as a good measure to minimize if not, totally eliminate serious accidents caused by drivers being distracted by sudden vertigo or other illnesses while they are behind the wheel. The ministry noted an increase in the number of road accidents in recent years.


Reference: New bus automatically stops upon detecting if driver is ill


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