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Class A RV Mirror Solutions

Brochure that describes Velvac's vision system solutions for Class A motorhomes

Velvac Transit Solutions Brochure

Brochure that describes Velvac's vision system solutions to eliminate blind spots in the transit and bus vehicle segments

Class C RV Mirror Solutions

Brochure that describes Velvac's vision system solutions for Class C motorhomes

Peterbilt 320 Tri-Plane Mirror Systems

Brochure that describes Velvac's vision system solutions for Peterbilt 320 refuse trucks

2020 Mirror Systems for Ford F-Series Trucks and E-Van

Brochure that describes Velvac's vision system solutions for Ford F-Series and Super-Duty trucks, and E-Vans

Velvac Emergency Triangle Kit

Velvac's Emergency Triangle Kit safely erects on or near the roadway to warn approaching traffic of the presence of a stopped vehicle. This safety accessory helps to reduce deaths and injuries caused by rear-end collisions between moving traffic and disabled vehicles. This product meets all applicable FMVSS 125 and SAE/DOT specifications.

2020 XG Mini-LEM Camera Vision System for Commercial Vehicles

Combination of styling, quality and performance, make the Velvac 2020 XG mirror system with integrated camera the benchmark for wide-body medium duty commercial vehicles. It provides clear views of blind spots around the vehicle, making it safer for the driver to operate in close proximity to other vehicles, workers and pedestrians.

2020 XG Mirror System with Integrated Camera

The Velvac 2020XG Mirror system provides first responders with optimum field of views, providing superior visibility to blind spots around the ambulance in all weather conditions.

2020 SS Shuttle Bus Mirror

A combination of styling, quality and performance make the Velvac 2020 SS Series mirror the new benchmark for Shuttle Bus mirror systems. The fully integrated arm, base and mirror head not only look great, but work together as a system to reduce vibration, and provide large, clear views of blind spots and passing lanes around the vehicle.

Aero-Cam and Fleet-Guard Camera and DVR Solutions

Brochure that describes Velvac's revolutionary Aero-Cam vision system solution and Fleet-Guard DVR solution for heavy duty trucks

Velvac Fleet-Guard Recording System

Velvac’s Fleet-Guard vehicle recording systems help protect vehicle owners from fraudulent accident liability claims, improving driver behavior and reducing insurance premiums. They are built specifically for the high vibration environments of commercial vehicles, and integrate seamlessly with Velvac's advanced vision systems, like the popular Aero-CAM.

Velvac Height Control Valves

Velvac's height control valves are designed and produced by an ISO 9001: 2000 certified facility to OE specifications, and are a direct replacement for all makes of cab air suspension and chassis applications. They offer non-drilling, bolt-in installation, Shear-Seal® Design which wears in, not out, hardened valve components that resist wear from air system contaminants, along with many other features that ensure a long service life.

Velvac Air Valve Kits

Brochure that describes Velvac's four-way push/pull valves, air cylinders, four-way rotary handle valves, four-way solenoid valves, air operated tailgate lock kits and PTO air shift kits. It provides useful information regarding part numbers, applications and benefits.

Velvac Aero-Bell and Mod Pod Brochure

Brochure that describes Velvac's Aero-Bell and Mod Pod hood-mounted mirror solutions for heavy duty vehicles, which are designed to improve the appearance of heavy duty trucks along with their side vision capabilities.

Velvac Air Brake and Accessory Valve Brochure

Brochure that describes Velvac's air brake and air accessory valve offering for heavy duty commercial vehicles.

Hyperion OnBoard Guardian

Encompassing three advances in technology -- the LaneChange Guardian blind spot detection system, the Virtual DVR event recorder and fleet management solution and the VideoData Server -- the Hyperion OnBoard Guardian is a single platform solution to driver safety and fleet performance that transforms camera and vehicle data and outputs that information in real-time to an iPad or tablet computer for display and recording.

Technical Document

How to Replace Velvac 2030 Mirror Components

Instructions to assist in removing and replacing Velvac 2030 mirror components

How to Replace a Deluxe Mirror Head with a Heated/Remote Flat Glass and a Heated/Manual Convex

Step-by-step instructions for replacing a Velvac Deluxe mirror head that has a heated/remote flat glass and a heated/manual convex glass attached to either a 2025 or 2030-style base

How to Replace the Mirror Inner Support Plate

Guidelines for how to replace the inner support plate in Deluxe mirror heads

How to Install the Top Hat Convex Mirror

Guidelines for installing a Top Hat convex mirror on top of a Deluxe mirror head, providing the driver with additional blind spot coverage.

Glass Replacement Instructions for VMAX and Deluxe Mirrors

Instructions for replacing the flat and convex glass for VMAX and Deluxe mirror heads

How to Replace a Deluxe Mirror Head with a Heated/Remote Flat Glass and a Heated/Remote Convex

Step-by-step instructions for replacing a Velvac Deluxe mirror head that has a heated/remote flat glass and a heated/remote convex glass attached to either a 2025 or 2030-style base

Owner's Manual - 2020 and 2020 XG Mirrors

The owner's manual for the Velvac 2020 and 2020 XG mirror assemblies for the GM G-Van, Ford E-Van and Ford F-Series chassis provides installation and service information to ensure a long service life

2020 Mirror Wiring Diagram - Ford E-Van Chassis

2020 Mirror wiring diagram for the Ford Econoline Van chassis

2020 Mirror Wiring Diagram - GM G-Van Chassis

2020 Mirror wiring diagram for the GM G-Van chassis

2020 Mirror Wiring Diagram - Ford F-Series Chassis

2020 Mirror wiring diagram for the Ford F-Series truck chassis

2020 XG Mirror Wiring Diagram

2020 XG Mirror wiring diagram for the Chevy/GM G-Van, Ford E-Van and Ford F-Series chassis

Owner's Manual - 2010 West Coast Mirrors

The owner's manual for the Velvac 2010 west coast mirror assembly provides installation and service information to ensure a long service life

Owner's Manual - ClearCAM Integrated LEM Cameras

The owner's manual for the Velvac ClearCam integrated camera system for V-Max and V-MAX III mirror assemblies provides installation, adjustment and service information to ensure a long service life

Owner's Manual - 2025, 2030 and Revolution Mirrors

The owner's manual for the Velvac 2025, 2030 and Revolution mirror assemblies provides installation and service information to ensure a long service life

Velvac Pneumatic Control Schematics

Pneumatic control schematics for Velvac air cylinders, control valves and other air products illustrate proper set up and operation for multiple vehicle application uses (e.g. lift axle circuits, suspension dump circuits, tailgate control circuits, etc.)

Certification

ISO Certification

TS 16949 Certification

White Paper

NCTR Camera Vision System Study

Study that compared Velvac camera-based vision systems (65° FOV) with mirrors alone, and concluded that the majority of drivers agreed that cameras can eliminate blind zones, and that 100° FOV cameras provided too much info to drivers; 65° provided just the right amount. It noted that Velvac camera-based vision systems are the only solutions in the market that meet the requirements chosen.

NHTSA Camera Study - July 2008

NHTSA study to determine the potential for using cameras in place of mirrors. It was concluded that heavy vehicles could take greater advantage of cameras to reduce blind spots, to add views that are difficult for the driver to obtain, or to replace existing mirrors. It also provided recommended camera and monitor product specifications for usage on heavy truck applications.

CUTR Evaluation of Camera-Based Systems to Reduce Transit Bus Side Collisions

A recent research study conducted by the Center for Urban Transportation and Research (CUTR), which evaluated the effectiveness of mirror-based, sensor-based and camera-based systems for side collision avoidance. They concluded that camera-based vision systems, similar to the ones offered by Velvac, can not only eliminate blind spots, but also significantly improve visibility in all inclement weather conditions, allowing the driver to perceive distances and distinguish objects correctly.

NHTSA Large Truck Crash Causation Study

This study, released in August of 2006, was the first national study that determined the reasons and associated factors contributing to serious large-truck crashes. It examined 1,070 crashes from 4/1/01 to 12/31/03 involving 2,284 vehicles. This sample represented 241,000 vehicles involved in 120,000 crashes. For each incident, information was collected for approximately 1,000 variables, and detailed descriptions of the crash environments and key factors that led to each crash were also recorded. This study concluded that 33% of large truck crashes were due to "another motor vehicle being in the lane", and that 31% were as a result of driver recognition or decision making. Understanding the causes of these crashes has helped Velvac develop camera-based vision systems that provide drivers with an intuitive driving experience that improves driver field of view, eliminates blind spots and results in a safer driving experience.

Regulation

New York Cross-View Mirror Law

On July 18, 2011, in an effort to improve vehicle safety, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law that requires convex, or “cross view” mirrors, to be placed on the front of trucks driven in large New York cities. This law was written and signed in reaction to several young children who were killed crossing the street directly in front of large trucks. Velvac has one of the most complete offerings of quality front crossover mirrors in the industry. When properly installed, these mirrors will help vehicle owners comply with this recent New York State law.

Rearview Mirrors Standard FMVSS 571.111

This mirror regulation stipulates (1) requirements for the location and operation of rearview mirrors; (2) that vehicles with GVWR of 11,340 kg or more must have outside mirrors of unit magnification with 323 cm2 or more of reflective surface with an average reflectance of 35% or more; (3) mirrors must be mounted on both sides so the driver can see the truck along the inner sides of the driver and passenger-side mirrors and has a representative view of the rearward area in the rest of the mirror; and (4) that mirrors of "unit magnification” must provide a reflected view that is equivalent to that of the actual view at the same distance. These requirements are critical to maintaining accurate speed and distance judgments of images in mirrors, helping drivers to safely operate commercial vehicles, and of which Velvac vision systems are designed to exceed.

SAE J985 Vision Factor Considerations in Rearview Mirror Design

The design and location of rear viewing mirrors or systems, and the presentation of the rear view to the driver can be best achieved if the designer and the engineer have adequate references available on the physiological functions of head and eye movements and on the perceptual capabilities of the human visual system. SAE J985 provides information and charts for this purpose, of which Velvac uses to help design intuitive vision systems to help make operating commercial vehicles safer. To read this standard, please visit the SAE website.

TMC Mirror Positioning and Aiming Guidelines

This recommended practice (RP) by the Technology Maintenance Council (TMC) provides mirror positioning and aiming guidelines. It states that (1) mirrors must be mounted so that the inner edge of the mirror is at least one inch outside of the widest part of the truck and trailer, and that the FOV of primary mirrors should in no way be obstructed by any part of the truck; (2) convex mirrors should be mounted and aimed to show traffic in adjacent lanes and view of trailer and wheels of trailer; (3) fender mirrors need to be mounted on the hood or fender of the cab in such a way that vibration of the mirrors is at a minimum; and (4) a typical trailer forms a 68° angle from the truck when making a 90° turn; therefore, the convex mirrors should be aimed so that no less than 70° can be seen outward from an imaginary line bisecting the cab of the truck. Velvac visions systems comply to these recommended practices to help ensure a safe driving environment in and around commercial vehicles. Visit TMC's website for more information related to this RP.

Catalog

Velvac Product Catalog

Velvac products support a wide range of medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles, from Class 8 over the road haulers, to RVs, buses, fire trucks, ambulances, walk-in vans, refuse and fleet vehicles. Our mission is to improve driver safety and well being by offering superior products and solutions that fully satisfy our customers needs, making us better, faster and easier to do business with. Our ability to design and produce cost effective, differentiated vision systems and components to automotive quality and appearance levels sets us apart from other companies in this industry, and helps keep drivers… in the Passing Lane.

Velvac Shuttle Bus Mirror with Integrated Camera - Streetside

This video illustrates how the Velvac 2020 Shuttle Bus mirror with integrated camera vision system offers an expanded field of view of the street-side on a transit bus application. The color and clarity offered by this vision system improves driver field of view, leading to reduced accidents and improved pedestrian safety.

Velvac Shuttle Bus Mirror with Integrated Camera - Curbside

This video illustrates how the Velvac 2020 Shuttle Bus mirror with integrated camera vision system offers an expanded field of view of the curbside on a transit bus application. The color and clarity offered by this vision system improves driver field of view, leading to reduced accidents and improved pedestrian safety.

Supplier Document

Mutual NDA

Mutual confidential disclosure agreement to be signed by Velvac and its supplier partners

Blanket PO Terms

Explanation of Velvac's Blanket Purchase Order Terms

Cathodic Epoxy Electrocoat Spec

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's cathodic epoxy electrocoat specification

Electrodeposited Coatings Spec

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's electrodeposited coatings specification for iron and steel

Packaging & Labeling Requirements

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's packaging and labeling specification

ABS Injection Molding Specification

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's ABS thermoplastic resin injection molding specification

Powder Paint Performance Specification

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's powder paint performance specification

Chrome Plating Specification

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's chrome plating specification

Wet Paint Performance Specification

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's wet paint performance specification

Chrome Plating Inspection Criteria

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's chrome plating visual inspection criteria

Part Certification Program

Broad explanation of the milestones required for part certification

Supplier Rating Program

Explanation of the program used by Velvac to rate its suppliers' performance

Purchase Order T&C

An explanation of Velvac's terms and conditions for purchasing of supplier product

Tooling Maintenance Practice

Guidelines for meeting Velvac's tooling maintenance expectations

Tooling Policy

Explanation of Velvac's tooling requirements

Code of Conduct

Principles by which Velvac conducts its relations with employees, business partners and other stakeholders

Quality Assurance Survey

Survey intended to outline the supplier's quality system, and to determine the extent of inspection/testing necessary to comply with customer and government entity requirements