Latest safety technology arrives in the Emirates


Sharjah RTA is the first in the United Arab Emirates to roll out coaches made by MAN Truck & Bus that include state-of-the-art driver assistance systems for increased safety.

  • Sharjah RTA bought ten MAN Lion’s Coaches, with another eight to follow
  • Coaches are first in UAE to have advanced emergency braking systems, adaptive cruise control, and lane guard systems
  • Order underscores efforts to enhance road safety in region


In keeping with the United Arab Emirates’ efforts to make its roads safer, MAN Truck & Bus has delivered the safest coaches yet to the Sharjah Road Transport Authority (RTA). The company's official partner in the UAE, United Motors & Heavy Equipment Co. L.L.C. (UMHE), handed over a total of ten MAN Lion’s Coaches containing comprehensive safety equipment. For instance, the coaches are fitted with advanced emergency braking systems (EBA), lane guard systems (LGS), and adaptive cruise control (ACC). They are the first MAN coaches in the UAE with these assistance systems.

On the occasion of the vehicle handover, Franz von Redwitz, the MAN Truck & Bus Middle East managing director, stressed that “the safety of passengers and road users is one of MAN’s top objectives. So we are very pleased and proud to support Sharjah RTA and our other regional partners with technology and training to increase safety on the roads in the Middle East over the long term.”

UMHE and RTA Sharjah plan to work together closely on this theme in the future, too, as confirmed by Khalifa Saif Darwish AI Ketbi (managing director of UMHE) and Yousuf Saleh Al Suwaiji (chairman of Sharjah RTA). As its next step, Sharjah RTA has ordered eight more MAN Lion’s Coaches. They comply with the Euro 5 EEV emission standard, meeting cutting edge environmental standards as well as ensuring safety.