HANNOVER, Germany, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxion Wheels, the world's leading wheel manufacturer, unveiled today the industry's first commercial vehicle connected wheel safety technology from its booth (Hall 26 / Booth E47) at the 66th International Motor Show IAA Commercial Vehicle trade fair. MaxSmart™ combines Maxion's market-leading truck steel wheels with sensor technology to capture and communicate a broad range of wheel and tire data to both driver and fleet.
"Driver and road safety is one of our industry's biggest issues. By collecting comprehensive data from the wheel sensor and communicating it to the driver and fleet at the right time, we want to support prevention of accidents, and avoidance of expensive vehicle repairs," said Pieter Klinkers, Chief Executive Officer, Maxion Wheels. "Maxion Wheels' MaxSmart wheel uses the kinetic energy from the wheels' motion to continuously power the sensors that are collecting and communicating wheel load, clamp force to the axle, and tire pressure and temperature. This information is uploaded to both the vehicle and cloud, providing vehicle safety intelligence to both driver and fleet."
MaxSmart is currently in testing and is expected to be ready for production in 2017.
ABOUT MAXION WHEELS
Maxion Wheels is a leading wheel manufacturer for passenger cars, light trucks, commercial trucks and trailers. The Company also produces wheels for agriculture and military vehicles, as well as other off-highway applications. With more than 100 years of wheel-making experience and 10,000 employees globally, Maxion is the world's largest wheel manufacturer, producing nearly 60 million wheels per year. The Company serves its global OEM customers from 22 locations in 12 countries on five continents, and has state-of-the-art technical centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more, please visit Maxion Wheels' website at http://www.maxionwheels.com.
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