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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.

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.

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 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

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

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

ClearCAM Integrated LEM Cameras - Owner's Manual

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

Brochure

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.

Back Up Camera Systems

Single Page sell sheet regarding Velvac Back Up Camera Systems.

Back Up Cameras & Monitors

Single page sell sheet referencing back up side and rear view cameras, as well as 5" & 7" monitors.

Conspicuity Tape

Brief brochure on available options in conspicuity tape.

OE Replacement Mirror Program

Product brochure highlighting the NEW OE Product Replacement Mirror Program for a variety of truck, tractor, fire and rescue vehicles.

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.

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.

Regulation

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.

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.