VehSmart announced today that the VehSmart system is now available for drivers of recreational vehicles nationwide.
Online PR News – 06-January-2009 – – Traveling should be a fun, worry-free and enjoyable experience. When something goes wrong, it can happen far from home, in unfamiliar territory, and it can turn the journey into a nightmare. It’s well worth the time to reduce the potential risks that can happen on the road. The VehSmart system will offer travelers a complete driver support system with a wide range of benefits, like roadside assistance, concierge services, emergency notification and personal remote panic.
“We are proud to offer the VehSmart system to the RV industry,” said Bill Boyles, VehSmart Vice President of sales. “VehSmart offers safety, security and convenience never before available for travelers.”
The affordability of RV travel, combined with the comfort, convenience and personal freedom it offers, makes an RV vacation irresistible to many people, including a growing number of baby boomers. RV owners have a median age of 49, and nearly 10 percent of all Americans 55 and older own RVs.
According to a study released by the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center, the U.S. ownership of recreational vehicles (RVs) has reached record levels in the past few years. One in every 12 vehicle owning households in the U.S. owns an RV, representing approximately 8 million RV households, a growth of a stunning 58% since 1980. Even in the face of today’s slowed economy and low consumer confidence, RV rentals have increased by 20%. Typically RV owners travel 4500 miles annually on excursions that total 28 to 35 days.
The closest competitive product to VehSmart is OnStar, a product owned by General Motors which has sold over 5 million units after being introduced on the 1996 Cadillac. Since its inception, OnStar has only been offered on new GM vehicles.
About VehSmart: VehSmart is the provider of in-vehicle safety, security and communication services, available on all vehicles manufactured after 1997. The product is part of a developing industry, called Telematics, a rapidly growing market that combines GPS systems and communication capabilities to develop hybrid automotive navigation and communication systems. Subscription to services is standard for one year and is available in the United States, Mexico and Canada. More information about VehSmart can be found at http://www.VehSmart.com.