SuperNice Express is the first express bus brand in Malaysia to order a Scania coach with a comprehensive ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) for enhanced safety and peace of mind of its passengers. SuperNice is a brand of the Unimax Group of Companies operating coach service in Malaysia and Singapore.
SuperNice recently signed a quotation for a K360IB4x2 Scania coach on the second day of the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE). It was facilitated right after Unimax Group Chairman, Roy Chew was convinced, on the first day of the event, that taking the safety of its passengers to a higher level was imperative. With this signing, SuperNice solidifies itself as a sustainable partner with the first Scania coach with a more comprehensive ADAS. In 2020, SuperNice was the first in the northern region to sign up as a Scania Ecolution partner to reduce emissions while improving operating profits. Then in December 2021, it bought an additional 10 Scania coaches under the Ecolution partnership.
The new coach will be fitted with ADAS consisting of Electronic Braking System (EBS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Retarder, as well as the optional Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and a new Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB).
Furthermore, the coach chassis purchase also includes a Repair & Maintenance contract as well as Financial Services facility.
Much like that which is found in passenger cars, the AEB system of the Scania uses a camera and radar to monitor the situation in front of the vehicle. The will detect the speed and distance of objects / obstacles in front and will activate automatic braking to prevent a frontal collision, or at least to reduce the severity of one. With this order, SuperNice will be the first coach service to use AEB in Malaysia effectively making it the most advanced and safest express coach service in Malaysia.
The signing ceremony for the ADAS was done between Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia and Unimax Group Chairman, Roy Chew. “This growing and active sustainable partnership between Scania and SuperNice has a long history of providing the best for passengers in terms of safety, comfort and reliability. With ADAS in place, SuperNice will undoubtedly maintain its market position as one of the key players in the Northern region of Peninsular Malaysia and catalyse its growth in the Southern region as well,” said Heba.
Concurrently, Mr Chew also represented SuperNice to sign the Repair & Maintenance contract with Thor Brenden, Services Director, Scania Southeast Asia as well as the Scania Financial Services agreement with Anson Phua, Country Manager, Scania Credit (M) Sdn Bhd.
The R&M contract will ensure that the ADAS is maintained by Scania to secure the highest safety standard. While the flexible financing solutions by Scania Credit Malaysia will provide the company with predictable costs over the entire lifecycle of the coach. The signings were witnessed by Dr Wong Shaw Voon, Chairman of Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and Stefan Pertz, Organising Chairman of MCVE.