United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. L.L.C. to Handover MAN Lion’s Safest-ever Coach to Sharjah RTA
RTA Sharjah takes lead in road safety with the first order for advanced and emergency-braking MAN Lion’s Coaches
- RTA Sharjah first in the region to order MAN Lion’s Coach with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Guard System (LGS) accident prevention technology
- Landmark deal continues MAN Truck & Bus Middle East’s long-term commitment to improving road safety of all commercial vehicles in region
- Vehicles support Sharjah RTA’s vision for safer roads in the Emirate
(Sharjah, UAE, January 2018) MAN Truck & Bus has reached a landmark agreement with the Road Transport Authority (RTA) Sharjah to deliver its safest-ever coach to the region on the 9th of January 2018.
MAN Truck & Bus will supply RTA Sharjah with a fleet of 10 MAN luxury Lion’s Coaches using industry-leading accident prevention features such as Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Lane Guard System (LGS) as well as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
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 and 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.”
Mr. Khalifa Saif Darwish Al Ketbi – Managing Director, UMHE will be inaugurating the ties with Sharjah RTA Chairman – Engineer Yousuf Saleh Al Suwaiji.