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MAN delivers ‘safest’ coaches to Sharjah RTA

UAE, January 14, 2018

Germany-based MAN Truck & Bus, a leading international bus manufacturer, has delivered its safest coaches to the Sharjah Road Transport Authority (RTA), furthering its contribution to the UAE’s efforts to make its roads safer.

MAN Truck & Bus’s official partner in the UAE, United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co (UMHE) handed over a fleet of 10 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 January 8, said a statement.

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 the company’s own commitment towards improving road safety for buses in the Middle East, it said.

MAN’s vehicles are equipped with advanced technology to reduce accidents, improve passenger comfort and ensure efficient and safe driving, it added.

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.

Franz von Redwitz, managing director, MAN Truck & Bus Middle East, said: “Improving road safety is one of our highest priorities 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 Eng Yousuf Saleh Al Suwaiji, chairman of Sharjah RTA, reaffirmed the two organisations’ commitment to building a strong relationship, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service




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