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Mitsubishi Fuso targets sleepy truck drivers with new app

Service can monitor vehicle data, helping improve working conditions for long-distance truckers

Mitusbishi Fuso's Super Great heavy-duty truck is equipped with sensors which can identify problems cropping up in the vehicle.

TOKYO -- For long-distance truck drivers -- and their employers -- tiredness is a constant concern. Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus is set to launch a new app that will allow drivers to monitor their trucks with their smartphones.

With the new app, drivers will be able to change the height of the vehicle and turn the lights on or off, as well as monitor data such as odometer and tire pressure.

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