Sharjah RTA buys new “safest-ever” MAN Lion’s Coach

MAN’s Franz von Redwitz: We are honoured to support RTA Sharjah and regional partners by providing technology that can have a real impact on road safety

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MAN Truck & Bus has delivered its “safest-ever range” of coaches to the Sharjah Road Transport Authority (RTA).

MAN Truck & Bus’s official partner in the UAE, United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. L.L.C. (UMHE) handed over a fleet of ten MAN Lion’s Coaches that 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 world-class safety features have been used on a MAN Lion’s Coach in the UAE and is in line with both the RTA Sharjah’s vision for safer roads in the Emirates 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 organizations’ commitment to building a strong relationship.

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