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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

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Award-winning item
Protect trailer truck for road workers [Highway Transformer]
Business Owner
Central Japan Highway Maintenance Nagoya Co.Ltd.
Category
Commercial vehicle, Commercial vehicle-related instruments
Company
Central Japan Highway Maintenance Nagoya Co.Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
20G130811
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

When working on expressways, work zone is currently separated by the use of traffic road cones only.In 2017, fatal accidents and injuries happend by careless drivers who enter the work zone.Therefore, we developed a protect trailer truck to improve safety when road repair work is happening at unspecified place.

Producer

Yasutomo Saka, bord of director, Central Japan Highway Maintenance Nagoya Co. Ltd.

Director

Gaku Suzuki, corporate planning div, Central Japan Highway Maintenance Nagoya Co. Ltd.

Designer

Hideji Hoshimura, development div, Central Japan Highway Maintenance Nagoya Co. Ltd.

設計者 干村

More information

https://www.c-nexco-hmn.jp/2348/

Already in service/use
2020/5/1

Evaluation

Developed in response to incidents in which road workers were killed or injured while working on expressways, this vehicle not only has the important mission of protecting human lives, but also holds out the possibility of transforming approaches to roadworks. Technical skills and the bold vision of ensuring a safe working area in the hazardous expressway environment have been used to add transformational capabilities to a trailer truck that meets standard size specifications under the Road Transport Vehicle Act, resulting in a vehicle without parallel anywhere in the world. Extendable beams function as buffers, ensuring the safety of roadworkers even in the event that a car traveling at 80 km/h collides with the truck. Protecting roadworkers and roads ultimately ensures driver safety and a better transport culture. With infrastructure maintenance technology growing in importance, this vehicle itself is a groundbreaking design based on the new value of protecting both people and cars.

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