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Isuzu and KDDI fully remodel "Mimamori-kun Online Service"

Isuzu Motors Limited
KDDI Corporation


Isuzu Motors Limited (President and Representative Director, Yoshinori Ida, hereinafter called Isuzu) and KDDI Corporation (President cum Chairman and Representative Director, Tadashi Onodera, hereinafter called KDDI) have fully remodeled "Mimamori-kun Online Service", the telematics exclusively for CV and jointly developed by two companies. New "Mimamori-kun Online Service" goes on sale across the nation at Isuzu dealers from May 31, 2007.

Since its launch in February 2004, "Mimamori-kun Online Service" has earned high remarks from customers as a transport management system that enables customers to check operation status in real time through its comprehensive use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) service including KDDI data network and internet. Faced with surging fuel prices and amendment to Energy Conservation Law, the telematics has gone through the full model changeover to meet changing environment surrounding transport so as to enable more efficient operation management.

Main features of new Mimamori-kun are as follows:
"Internet Digital Tachograph" [1], the first digital tachograph on wireless communication in Japan has built-in CDMA 1X WIN communication module (high speed data communication module) that was newly developed by KDDI, which realizes card-free operation of the digital tachograph. As a result, the use of the system is more convenient now that the system is free from any trouble or management of memory card as the card itself is no longer necessary.
New in-vehicle device "Mimamori-kun Controller (hereinafter called controller)" that combines communication terminal and digital-type operation recorder (so-called "digital tachograph") is adopted. This makes simple operation possible.
Voice guidance and LCD that are newly added to the controller allow communication of fuel-saving driving condition to a driver in real time. With this function the new Mimamori-kun offers more detailed support to safe and fuel-saving driving.
Now that the telematics can be compatible with ETC and operational software, the efficiency of operation and transportation in general can be boosted.

Isuzu and KDDI will advance their joint development for further enhancement of functions and contribute to improving CV's safety and reducing its impact on environment through "Mimamori-kun Online Service".

[1]  A tachograph is a recording device fitted with heavy-duty trucks and consists of a device that automatically records vehicle speed and distance for more than 24 hours and locking device. Trucks, buses, tank lorries of GVW8t and more or with max. loading capacity of 5t and more are required to install this device. Since 1999, digital tachograph can be certified in addition to analog counterparts. The internet digital tachograph is the first card-free digital tachograph on wire-less communication.

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