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Mwasalat places first order for MAN Lion’s Coaches

by CW Staff on Jan 9, 2018

MAN Lions Coach.
MAN Lions Coach.

Oman’s public transport firm Mwasalt is adding 33 MAN Lion’s Coaches from MAN Truck and Bus to its fleet.

Arabian Engineering Services LLC (AES), MAN Truck and Bus' official partner in Oman, is managing the delivery process and will work closely with the national bus operator to ensure effective after-sales support for the coaches.

Mwasalat is the first company in the region to add to its fleet MAN’s Lion’s Coaches, which are equipped with advanced technology to reduce accidents, improve passenger comfort and ensure efficient and safe driving.

The advanced and emergency-braking MAN Lion’s Coaches, which use accident prevention features such as emergency brake assist (EBA), lane guard system (LGS) and adaptive cruise control (ACC), will replace the older Lion’s Coaches with more than 4,000,000 operated kilometers in Mwasalat’s fleet of public transport vehicles.

The adaptive cruise control (ACC) and emergency brake assist (EBA) 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 at all times, 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 addition, Mwasalat also added 35 Lion’s City buses to its fleet to overhaul the country’s public transport infrastructure. Some of the state-of-the-art buses will be used on different routes in the capital city, while others will be used for airport services.

Ahmed Ali Al Bulushi, CEO of Mwasalat, said: “The addition of the new MAN Lion’s Coaches is part of Mwasalat’s efforts to extend its services to enhance connectivity in Oman.

"Furthermore, the first order of buses contributes immensely to the Sultanate’s 2017-2025 vision for public transport that envisages reducing cars on the road to ensure smooth commuting for the public and improving the environment by an extensive public transport network.”