Velvac Blind Spot Detection for Bus and Ambulance Significantly Enhances Driver Safety

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Blind Spot Detection has made significant strides in improving safety for the automotive and truck market, yet two key market segments — ambulance and shuttle bus — have been lacking until now.Vision systems leader Velvac,Inc., has introduced an easy-to-install, easy-to-use enhanced blind spot detection product for these specialty markets to reduce side swipe accidents.

Velvac’s 24Ghz radar based technology system assists in lane change maneuvers and rear cross traffic alerts. By providing audible and visual cues — from indicator lamps to dashboard icon alerts — Velvac’s system even features an alert during system failure which is unique to the industry. By designing the  system to visibly flash and chime should there be a system failure, drivers know if the system is working.

Said Paul Hughes, Director of Sales & Marketing for Velvac, “How would you know it wasn’t working without this feature? Drivers could think the coast was clear to make a lane change. This system is the only one to alert drivers visibly if there was a malfunction or power loss, which is a critical requirement.”

Velvac’s product offers easy installation and integration on nearly every chassis in both OEM and aftermarket applications. Field tested for over three years and passing ISO 17387 and 16750 standards, the Velvac BSD product can also be used with Velvac’s exterior mirrors with in-glass icons, as seen on most automobiles

Contact:  Paul Hughes  Director of Sales & Marketing  (262) 408-8606

About Velvac  Velvac, Inc. ( is a leading supplier of vision systems and components to heavy & medium duty truck OEMs, recreational and specialty vehicle OEMs, and over 4,000 aftermarket distribution locations in North America. Velvac is an IATF 16949 and ISO 14001 certified company. Velvac was acquired by The Eastern Company (NASDAQ:EML; “Eastern”) in 2017. The Eastern Company manages industrial businesses that design, manufacture and sell unique engineered solutions to industrial markets, focusing on industries that offer long-term macroeconomic growth opportunities. The Company operates from 22 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Taiwan and China. More information on the Company can be found at