Isuzu recently introduced a new multimedia unit for the 4x2, 6x2, 6x4, and 4x4 models in its F, FV, FX, and FY truck ranges. The MyIsuzu Co-Pilot AV system offers the mirroring capabilities of Android Automotive and Apple CarPlay, GPS from HERE Navigation, and a host of sleek interface enhancements. Isuzu, for instance, integrates MyIsuzu Co-Pilot with the truck’s monitoring systems, including the low-light reverse camera that’s standard on the F, FX, and FY series. If the truck is configured with additional external cameras, the MyIsuzu Co-Pilot display gives drivers a convenient way to expand visibility.
“We know people are searching for those small efficiencies that add up to make a big impact, whether it’s receiving the most up-to-date traffic information or saving seconds on an inspection routine,” says Simon Humphries, Isuzu Australia Limited chief engineer, product strategy.
The 10.1-inch HD touchscreen is customisable; operators can program the unit to include a step-by-step process for daily inspections, and it provides quick access to the truck owner’s manual. The unit is equipped with two USB ports, as well as smartphone storage pocket. The FV, FX, and FY models include wireless phone charging, and this capability can be added in other Isuzu truck series, as well. The HERE Navigation system can connect to live traffic and recommend the best routes. The system has 32GB of onboard storage for local music and video files, and radio options include AM, FM, DAB+, and internet radio (through a connected smartphone).
Smart Driver Assistance
The medium- and heavy-duty trucks in Isuzu’s F, FX, and FY series benefit from Isuzu’s suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and Isuzu announced new finishes that further increase safety and efficiency. For example, the 240 PS models in the FRR and FSR series include a new instrument panel, highlighted by a 4.2-inch colour display and updated steering wheel controls. To improve visibility, there are new LED headlamps delivering a wider spread and brighter intensity of light.
“We’ve chosen to focus on integrating the big-ticket items such as intelligent ADAS safety with a complement of locally designed features such as the new MyIsuzu Co-Pilot AV unit, which combine to make everyday trucking a smarter, efficient and importantly, comfortable prospect,” Humphries says.
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