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.


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.