GTR24H and EEWC partner Asetek SimSport is presenting a new product. Not every rapid release is created equal. There is a big difference between what you want in real racing and what you want with simulation racing; in the latter, it’s all about function.
Several things are different from other competitors’ products. The typical quick release relies on spring tension-loaded ball bearings gripping groves in the steering column. These connectors do not have any transfer of power or electrical connection and rely on auxiliary cables to transfer data and power between the car/computer and the wheel. The Asetek SimSport concept does away with the spiral cables and the regular ball-bearing locking mechanism by using a conic dovetail connection, much similar to what is used for mounting telescopes and heavy camera equipment.
Watch as André, our CEO and founder discusses the distinction between rapid releases and offers you a sneak preview of what Asetek SimSports has in store for you. The forthcoming Quick Release connection for Direct Drive wheelbases and wheels is seen here for the first time. It has zero play, a power connection, and extensive data transfer capabilities.
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