Maxion develops intelligent truck wheel and tire system

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Wheel manufacturer, Maxion Wheels, has developed a new product named MaxSmart, which combines steel truck wheels with sensor technology to capture and communicate a broad range of wheel and tire data to both driver and fleet.

“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, CEO of Maxion Wheels. “MaxSmart 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 undergoing testing and is expected to be ready for production in 2017.

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