Maxion Wheels announced a new commercial vehicle connected wheel safety measure called MaxSmart, combining the company’s steel wheels with sensor technology to capture data for drivers and fleets.
Announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, MaxSmart is currently in a testing phase and is expected to be ready for production in 2017. The sensor will collect data and communicate it to drivers and fleets in order to prevent accidents and repairs.
By using kinetic energy from the wheel’s motion to power the sensors, the device collects and transmits data on wheel load, clamp force to the axle, tire pressure and temperature. The information is uploaded to both the vehicle and cloud, providing vehicle safety intelligence to both driver and fleet.