Rhino Products Step It Up at IAA 2018

Rhino Products is returning IAA Nutzfahrzeuge 2018 in Hannover this September, with a focus on their vehicle access step range.

Step-Zone at IAA Nutzfahrzeuge
Over the years, IAA Nutzfahrzeuge has become an important international platform for Rhino Products to showcase all our latest product developments and innovations. A particular focus this year will be our various Rhino Products vehicle access steps – with ourstand featuring a dedicated ‘step zone’. In addition to our SafeStep™, TowStep™ and TowStep™ Duo rear access steps for commercial vehicles that will all be on display, the company is also showcasing ourinnovative ImpactStep™ for the first time in Europe via an interactive display.  This will demonstrate the protection this revolutionary step provides against parking and loading impacts by imitating the motion of the step colliding with a bollard once a button is pressed by passers-by.

Revolutionary Connect+
Another major product announcement is Connect+ Rhino’s brand-new system for integrating OEM reverse parking sensors from vans directly into ourrange of rear access van steps. Modern vans are increasingly equipped with a complex array of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) designed to improve safety and comfort of the user. Until now, this has complicated installation of vital accessories such as rear access steps where the vehicle is already equipped with original equipment reverse parking sensors.

Rhino Connect+ allows a vehicle’s original equipment reversing sensors to be seamlessly integrated directly into a Rhino Products step. It is currently available for our SafeStep™, TowStep™ and TowStep™ Duo ranges and is compatible with most of Europe’s top commercial vehicles. Making alterations to introduce an external step with parking detection technology has previously been a time-consuming process, often requiring specialist knowledge, complicated rewiring and added expenditure. This product innovation is made possible thanks to a revolutionary new design featuring a simple ‘plug & play’ cable system that offers a fast and easy fitting process and means no additional rewiring costs.

AVS Electrical side-steps
Furthermore, the stand at IAA will also feature an interactive display for our AVS Steps side access step range for passenger vehicles following the acquisition of this brand in early 2017. When you add to this Rhino’s roof bar, rack and ladder handling products, plus exciting news of the opening of a second UK manufacturing site – the Rhino Products stand at IAA is set to be truly unmissable.

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