UHME hands over new MAN Lion’s Coaches to Sharjah RTA

RTA Sharjah first in the UAE to order MAN Lion’s Coaches with new generation of accident prevention technology

MAN Truck & Bus’s official partner in the UAE, United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. L.L.C. (UMHE) handed over a fleet of 10 MAN Lion’s Coaches which are equipped with industry-leading accident prevention features such as Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Lane Guard System (LGS) as well as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), to the Sharjah RTA on 8 January, 2018.

It is the first time these safety features have been used on a MAN Lion’s Coach in the UAE. The parties involved said the purchase is in line with both the RTA Sharjah’s vision for safer roads in the UAE and MAN Truck & Bus’ own commitment towards improving road safety for buses in the Middle East.

MAN’s vehicles are equipped with advanced technology to reduce accidents, improve passenger comfort and ensure efficient and safe driving. The Adaptive Cruise Control and Emergency Brake Assist systems use radar and onboard cameras to detect the speed and distance of other vehicles ahead of the MAN Lion’s Coach on the road. The vehicle automatically adjusts speed to ensure a safe distance is maintained and the Emergency Brake Assist will initiate braking if the driver fails to react to warnings of potential collisions. Likewise, the Lane Guard System (LGS) will warn drivers if they are drifting out of their lane.

In a statement, Franz von Redwitz, managing director, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, said: “Improving road safety is one of our highest priorities at MAN and we are honoured to be supporting the RTA Sharjah and our other regional partners by providing technology and training that can have a real impact on road safety in the Middle East.”

As part of the agreement, Khalifa Saif Darwish AI Ketbi, managing director of UMHE, and Engineer Yousuf Saleh Al Suwaiji, chairman of Sharjah RTA, reaffirmed the two organisations’ commitment to building a strong relationship. 

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