Due to the systemically high pressures that occur in the production of brake linings, it has never been possible to integrate sensors into the friction lining matrix. However, the LIQFRIC® casting process allows sensors to be integrated and encased in the friction lining matrix. This makes it possible to control the condition and analyze the static and dynamic behavior of brake linings.
For the first time, it is also possible to monitor lining wear in the sense of preventive maintenance. A large number of sensors can be integrated. Wireless communication between these sensors and the outside world is the next plausible development step in our strategy enabling internet of things (IoT) or internet of cars (IoC).