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TOKYO TEASERS

IT HAPPENS every two years. The coming together of the weird, the wonderful and the downright wacky, and in

2019 the Tokyo Motor Show lived up to its long tradition of turning technology into comic relief. I Don’t believe me? Well, consider Hino’s show theme for this year. ‘Transporting Every Happiness’. What the Donald Duck that means is anybody’s guess.

In the hall next door, Hino’s corporate boss Toyota was only mildly less fanciful with a theme of ‘Play the Future’, adding to the Fantasia folly with some bloke riding around a stage on an electric broom (I kid you not), sweeping among robotised micro pallets apparently making parcel deliveries.

Back in the truck hall, Daimler’s Fuso was somewhat more subtle with ‘Challenge

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