Detroit-based Chevrolet is partnering with the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers to develop technologies that improve trailering experiences.
With 1.2 million horse, boat, RV, and work trailers sold in the United States each year, officials with Chevrolet believe there is an opportunity to help trailer manufacturers and industry leaders better understand the future direction of truck and trailering technology.
Through the partnership, Chevrolet will work with the organizations to increase communication between trucks and trailers to provide drivers with more information and alert customers to prevent trailer tampering or theft, as well as develop new trailer and truck safety features.
“We are confident that we can collectively improve not only the towing experience for consumers but also public safety,” says Pam Trusdale, executive director of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers.
Founded in 1987, the National Association of Trailer Manufactures represents light- and medium-duty trailer manufacturers and suppliers. Trusdale says the organization’s mission is to promote safety and provide a voice for trailer manufacturers and their suppliers.
“Safety and ease of use are key considerations for families that use RV trailers,” says Bruce Hopkins, vice president of the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association represents the $50 billion RV industry, including 400 manufacturers and component suppliers producing 98 percent of all RVs made in the United States. The association owns the National RV Tradeshow and California RV Show, and focuses on government affairs, developments, technical education, networking events, and industry research and trends.
Founded in 1911, Chevrolet does business in more than 115 countries and sells more than 4 million cars and trucks a year.