Posted on April 30, 2016

OTI, an Interserve joint venture, and Oman’s premier professional driver training provider, and Engineering Solutions, Qatar’s leading driving simulator and technology provider, are collaborating to deliver the latest in road safety technology to the Sultanate of Oman.

Together, the sector leaders will deliver a fully-integrated training curriculum that uses a simulator-based, virtual reality, driver experience. The software behind the simulator, has been custom-designed for the Middle East environment by Engineering Solutions QSTP LLC, in accordance with regional conditions, typical hazards and common incidences specific to the Gulf. 

OTI has signed an exclusive agreement with Engineering Solutions to provide high-tech driving simulators and associated services in Oman. OTI is also able to supply driving simulators to other countries in the Middle East region.

Steven Hickey, OTI’s General Manager, said: “We are confident that our alliance with Engineering Solutions will enable our customers both in Oman, and the Middle East, to have access to the best driver training solutions available in the market, and we expect to see ensuing positive trends in road safety records wherever it is utilised“OTI’s mission is to be a leader and pioneer in advanced driver training.The time has come to look to new methodologies, and technology, to help drivers to make a significant leap in improving their driving skills, and ultimately to drive more safely on Oman’s roads.  Our expert instructors will play an integral part in the configuration and use of the simulators, ensuring their effectiveness and success.”

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Emad Khader, Engineering Solutions’ General Manager, said: “Through smart engineering and cutting-edge technology we are able to provide OTI with the most advanced driving simulators that have one primary focus: to improve safe driving skills in an effective and lasting manner. “Our simulators are proudly made in the Qatar and uniquely adapted for local driving conditions through simulating traffic behaviors and virtual road environments relevant to the Gulf region. Through our simulators we are able to expose trainees to perilous conditions to develop their defensive driving, hazard perception and avoidance skills.

“We are very excited to work with OTI, as a leading training provider, to transform professional driver training in the region and ultimately contribute to safer roads for all.”

Founded in 1992 by Interserve Plc and Oman Holdings International SAOG, the Occupational Training Institute LLC (OTI), is part of the Interserve’s network of Gulf-based subsidiaries, and joint venture businesses. OTI is Oman’s premier training provider specifically focusing on Health and Safety Training; Emergency Response; Business Continuity; Defensive Driving; and Business/Leadership (Soft Skills Courses) along with English Language Programs. It delivers internationally recognized and accredited training courses as well as consultancy through its highly professional staff. 

Engineering Solutions is a technical development company and a turnkey technology provider based in the Qatar Science and Technology Park. It designs and manufactures highly advanced and targeted solutions to cater for the simulation and training needs of driving schools, taxis and fleets, governments, rehabilitation centers, oil & gas sites, and road safety campaigns. A second business unit focusses on wireless communication systems as well as solar-powered equipment cooling systems for the oil and gas industry.