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Sneek Peek at the NEW Velvac Catalog

Saturday, January 9, 2016

At the end of this month, at this year’s HDAW Show in Las Vegas, the NEW 2016 Velvac Product Catalog will be unveiled! Our reps, salesmen and customers have been eagerly awaiting it's arrival. What you’ll find is a fully branded catalog with an exciting new design format that’s over 300 pages in size! With a catalog almost doubling in size, you'll find a key expansion in OEM replacement part mirrors, along with bold new product introductions for both our Road-iQ and 5th Wheel Dual Camera Systems. Get the PDF file here...

Velvac and Coach-Net partner for Road-iQ Launch at RVIA

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Coach-Net, a leading provider of RV-specific OEM roadside assistance, and Velvac, Inc., the leader in RV vision systems, have partnered to provide enhanced uptime, safety, and security services to RV owners. The new services were made possible by the product launch of Velvac’s new Road-iQ system. Coach-net utilizes Road-iQ’s 4G LTE cellular services and diagnostic features to offer a cloud-based service program called Smart ProtectSM — the RV industry’s first fully connected vehicle solution.

Road-iQ, THE connected vehicle solution to be unveiled at this year's RVIA Show

Monday, November 30, 2015

TM, Velvac’s new all-in-one vehicle vision, information and safety platform, will be unveiled at this year’s RVIA Show in Louisville, KY.

“Road-iQ brings complete control to RV owners. It’s unprecedented, because they can view and record over-the-road video, control their house functions from any smart device and view easy-to-understand vehicle warnings to prevent breakdowns — all in real time,” stated Velvac’s Director of Sales, Paul Hughes. “It’s a game changer.”

Velvac Recognized as one of the “Fastest Growing Firms”

Monday, November 2, 2015

Velvac Inc., a leading manufacturer of mirrors and products for the truck/fleet, RV and specialty vehicle markets, has been named one of the “Fastest Growing Firms” by the Milwaukee Business Journal. It joins 30 other firms in southeastern Wisconsin with the highest percentage of growth from 2012-2105.

Velvac Launches the New Road-iQ Website

Friday, May 15, 2015

We're proud to announce the launch of a new website for our Road-iQ brand this Spring.

As a recognized technology leader in the rapidly growing telematics/connected vehicle market, the site provides helpful information on the software and hardware systems we create for commercial and recreational vehicle fleet management, communications, and safety. We invite you to learn more about our VideoData Server, sure to be the industry standard in wireless communication telematics.

For more information, please visit our site at www.roadiq.com

2030XL Featured in American Eagle Video

Friday, January 23, 2015

American Coach just unveiled the 2016 American Eagle luxury motor coach at the RV Super Show, and have uploaded a new video presentation. The 1:48 video showcases the many enhancements to an already luxurious RV. At 0:29 and 1:22, the Velvac 2030XL mirror is showcased as part of their commitment to excellence and improved safety.

Paul Hughes, our Director of Marketing & Sales for RV commented, "American Coach has been a great partner of ours for many years. This launch of the new American Eagle is just one more way we can take pride in the quality of our product and partnerships."

Go to article to view the video >

Velvac CEO Jeff Porter featured in RV Daily Podcast

Sunday, December 21, 2014

When it comes to motorhomes, RVIA is the number one industry trade show. And the number one media outlet is RV Daily. Listen to the broadcast of RV Daily editor Greg Gerber with Velvac's own, CEO Jeff Porter. It's a fantastic primer on Velvac, our commitment to research and development within the industry and the unique products we're featuring for 2015.

To listen to the RV Daily podcast... follow this link.

Velvac’s adds Road-iQ to its driver safety portfolio

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Velvac has completed a transaction with Qualnetics, Inc., a telematics products leader, purchasing its operations and a major portion of its intellectual property. Qualnetics had been a technology partner with Velvac driving the development of its new “Hyperion Guardian” Road-iQ system. This Road-iQ system, integrates up to seven cameras with vehicle data connectivity and Wi-Fi/4G cellular communications to display, record, and communicate important vehicle safety information via an iPad tablet computer. Fleet vehicles, buses and RVs equipped with Road-iQ offer drivers and fleet managers complete access to not only the driving data, but video, as well, providing greater security and safety.

"The Future of Vision Safety” revealed to bus market at APTA Show

Sunday, October 12, 2014

On average, bus drivers perform one evasive maneuver to avoid a side collision every three days1. Primarily, bus accidents occur during lane changes, because bus drivers have a huge blind spot with conventional mirrors (see ill. A). Velvac, the leader in safety vision systems, is introducing three new products specifically intent on preventing these accidents from occurring: the 2020XG Shuttle Bus Camera-in-Mirror, the 2030XL Transit Bus Camera-in-Mirror and the “Hyperion Guardian” Road-iQ telematics system.

NTSB Issues Tractor-Trailor Safety Recommendations

Friday, April 18, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued several non-binding recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asking that they take specific actions to enhance the safety of tractor-trailers.

Included among the recommended actions is a recommendation that NHTSA require all newly manufactured truck-tractors with GVWRs over 26,000 pounds be equipped with visibility enhancement systems to improve the ability of drivers to detect passenger vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists in their blind spots. Enter the Aero Cam...

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