Toyota and its Hino and Daihatsu subsidiaries will focus on environmentally friendly automotive technologies, mobility equality and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at the 36th Tokyo commercial vehicles motor show beginning on 29 October.

The three brands see the motor vehicle as a vital link in 21st century transport, which requires a blend of movement by road, rail, sea and air. They say they are developing automotive and vehicle-related technologies that take into account various aspects of logistics and people, including individual and corporate demand, small- and large-scale delivery and short- and long-distance transport.

Through 23 concepts, 28 production vehicles and various technology-related displays at this year's Tokyo show, the three companies intend to provide a close-up look at their efforts to help ensure that the motor vehicle fulfils its key role in the future.

The corporate display stand will feature clean- or zero-emissions vehicles such as conventional and fuel cell-powered hybrid vehicles, vehicles with advanced diesel technology and those that run on alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

They will also present buses and concept cars that employ universal designs for ease of use, as well as buses and nursing-care support vehicles that enhance the mobility of passengers in wheelchairs. A truck with ASV (advanced safety vehicle) technologies and exhibits on ITS-facilitated operating and control systems and other technologies will provide another glimpse at what the Toyota group thinks is in store for automotive transport.