MB Petroleum Services takes the Drive Safe Campaign a step further – installs IVMS in school buses
As part of its ongoing efforts to further highlight the importance of safe driving practices within the communities in which it operates, MB Petroleum Services (MBPS) has installed In-Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) instruments in school buses being operated by Shatti Al Qurm School (18 buses).
The IVMS instruments offer some latest technological advanced systems such as Sensor MEMS 3D acceleration sensitivity which is used to measure on a real time basis - the driving speed, the intensity of acceleration, braking, shocks due to the condition of the roads and the recording of the intensity of shocks suffered by vehicles. It also checks the engine status, duration of parking as well as the ‘engine on’ thereby saving fuel cost. Another added feature is the active seatbelt status detection (fastened/unfastened).
Khamis Al Hinai – General Manager, MBPS Oman, said, “As part of the broad categories identified and finalized by the MB Holding Group, we at MBPS initiated the Drive Safe Campaign across various schools in the Sultanate last year. In taking it a step ahead, we have now installed IVMS systems in several buses operated by Shatti Al Qurm School.”
He added, “In the recent past we have all read several instances of school buses being driven rashly and causing accidents. While it is extremely unfortunate, we as a corporate felt that it was imperative that we do something about it. The IVMS systems not only monitor the speed and engine status but also enables to record and keep track of driving behavior, thereby ensuring that speed limits and safe driving practices are adhered to at all times.”
Established in 1986, MB Petroleum Services group has grown to become one of the largest drilling and integrated oilfield services companies in the Middle East. The company has presence in more than 15 countries and employs more than 3,000 people with offices in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Asia Pacific. The major services offered include Drilling Services, Workover Services, Drilling Fluids, Engineering & Chemical Services, Mud Logging Geological Services, Well Testing, Wireline & Completion Services, Coiled Tubing, Nitrogen & Pumping Services.