Wheel loss detection technology from Wheely-Safe has gained DVSA recognition. 

The latest version of the company’s technology combines brake and hub temperature monitoring with an intelligent TPMS.

As a result, it has become one of the first products recognised by the DVSA.

The new scheme, launched earlier this year, enables non-statutory road safety products to be accredited by the DVSA. 

Consequently, the ‘DVSA Recognised’ label is awarded to innovations that the agency’s criteria.

Those that are ‘well designed and delivered with genuine potential to improve road safety’ get the DVSA recognition.

Naturally, Gary Thomas, group director at Wheely-Safe, was delighted with the news. 

“We founded the business in 2010 with the goal to develop low cost, easy to use and easy to fit solutions.”

He added that the goal was for these parts to be ‘highly durable and extremely effective’.

“The ultimate aim was to end the global issue of wheel loss once and for all. 

“While also tackling wheel end temperature issues – the largest cause of fires in commercial vehicles after the engine.”

Continuing, Thomas said the company is now well on the way to meeting those targets.

“Our patented sensor technology is being adopted across many areas of road transport. 

“As a result, it is protecting thousands of HGVs and PSVs both in the UK and around the world. 

“To have our products recognised by the DVSA is a hugely important step on our journey.”

The Wheely-Safe system is therefore a final control measure to protect fleets from the risks of wheel loss. 

Furthermore, it helps prevent brake and hub overheating, tyre underinflation, rapid leakage and high tyre temperatures. 

In-motion alerts allow the driver to bring the vehicle safely to a halt should an issue be detected.