Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, is pleased to announce that it will launch a new model of the light-duty Rosa bus. The new Rosa will be available through MFTBC sales companies and regional sales units across Japan starting from August 2021.

The new Rosa comes with the BusConnect telematics function, which notifies and manages the vehicle’s operational status in real time to bus operators. The telematics feature allows bus operators to track and manage vehicle location, routing, and drivers’ safety scores, while enabling remote diagnosis in real time. Through geofencing, BusConnect aids fleet managers in detecting vehicle issues, while also contributing to operational efficiency and the prevention of dangerous driving.

The new Rosa also complies with various new industry requirements, including J-OBD II standards and noise regulations. The light-duty bus has been equipped with daytime running lights for increased visibility even during the day. The Rosa is now also offered with automatic lights that can help drivers avoid instances of forgetting to turn on the headlights at dusk. In addition, MFTBC has newly equipped the Rosa with a co-driver seatbelt reminder for greater safety. Furthermore, the Rosa now complies with Japan’s mandatory seatbelt regulation for extra seats and comes with a fuel tank compliant with the latest standards for fuel leak prevention.

Finally, two new body colors – ocean blue and honey yellow — are now available for customers. Often run as shuttles or school buses, the Rosa plays a crucial role in day-to-day community transport. The Rosa will continue to evolve to provide a safer, more efficient and more comfortable experience on the road for all.

Newly installed function with the new Rosa: 

BusConnect

BusConnect is a telematics function that enables the online tracking of real-time operational status. The information transmitted by the bus is gathered in the cloud-based FUSO database via mobile data connection. Users can track the current location and operational status of a vehicle by accessing a dedicated page on their PC or smartphone. It covers a wide range of business needs such as vehicle issue detection and response, improvement of vehicle operational efficiency, and the prevention of dangerous driving.

A separate usage agreement is required to enable this service. BusConnect is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus.

Source: Daimler Trucks