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Sunnyvale, CA (6/26/2017) – Pearl Automation, Inc., the manufacturer of the innovative RearVision backup safety system that utilizes a customer’s smartphone for display, has entered into an agreement with American Road Products to take over its product road map. Effective immediately the company now has responsibility of all product marketing, sales, support and software development.

American Road Products, Inc. is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative automotive aftermarket solutions. The company has been around for more than 20 years and was the first manufacturer of a license plate frame aftermarket backup safety system and holds several patents related to its ReverseGuard© product. By connecting technology to the drivers' experience, American Road Products continue to make vehicle safety more accessible for any vehicle on the road today.

American Road Products intends to integrate the RearVision product into its aftermarket vehicle technology strategy including a significant investment in the development of advanced safety technologies. American Road Products will continue to support existing Pearl RearVision customers and channel partners to assure successful transition while growing the business. The company plans to launch a bundled offering including professional installation with lifetime warranty.

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​Dallas, TX (8/14/2017) - Bernie Sapienza joins American Road Products as Managing Partner after the company secures investment capital for growth.

Sapienza will be responsible for channel development and strategic initiatives as a member of the leadership team as the company secures investment capital for its strategic growth of automotive aftermarket safety products, which included its recent acquisition of Pearl RearVision. The RearVision product is a first-of-its-kind innovative backup camera system that is solar powered and uses the driver’s cell phone to display high-quality video. The product also features an advanced object detection alert system to warn a driver when backing up.   

"This is an exciting time for aftermarket vehicle technology driven by the safety category" said Bernie. "American Road Products has made a significant investment to become an industry leading manufacturer and distributor of some of the most innovative automotive products to hit the road".  Mr. Sapienza most recently helped launch Como Audio, a Boston-based start-up. Previously, he spent several years engaged in the nationwide roll-out of HD Radio as Vice President of Business Development following a long stint at Tweeter Home Entertainment as Vice President/General Merchandising Manager. 

American Road Products showcased several new relationships recently at KnowledgeFest in Dallas, Texas. Along with its Pearl RearVision and ReverseGuard manufactured products, it is distributing commercial fleet products such as OmniView360, Reviver digital license plate and Verizon Auto Share digital key technology.

"We are pleased to have Bernie join the team" stated Steve Witt who will now be leading the company's Fleet Solutions initiatives including installation services and maintains a similar role for InstallerNet. InstallerNet has been providing installation services for American Road Products for the past seven years and their relationship recently expanded to include logistics and customer service to support its channel partners and installing dealers. American Road Products will also be responsible for distribution of InstallerNet partner offerings to its trained and certified installation network.

American Road Products, Inc. (ARPI), driving safety advocate and developer of the patented ReverseGUARD® rear monitoring and detection system, recently secured several new agreements with municipalities and commercial fleets to equip their vehicles with the company's 360° OmniVue® camera systems to eliminate blind spots. The company has recently announced a targeted initiative to allow select 12-volt retail outlets in North America to offer the next-generation product to consumers. The additional channel development will enable ARPI to grow its customer base and bring trusted safety and accident protection solutions to passenger cars, SUVs, trucks, recreational vehicles and local business fleets.
"We have achieved solid market share in the fleet and commercial sectors. Our commercial customers recognize the potential liability, costs and loss of productivity that can come from accidents," said Stephen Witt, ARPI president. "However, these same concerns are felt and experienced by everyday drivers as well. It is our goal to bring our advanced camera technology platform to the retail sector to help drivers prevent accidents, injury and fatalities. We are actively seeking select 12-volt specialty retailers that have qualified installation expertise and want to expand their safety category sales."
The passenger vehicle 360° OmniVue camera system utilizes the latest in SVM (Surround View Monitoring) technology, consisting of four high-definition, 180-degree wide-angle cameras installed around the vehicle: one under each side mirror, one in front of the vehicle and one behind. The system’s powerful processor merges and stitches the images from each camera together to create a flat, top-down view of the vehicle’s surroundings in real time. With industry standard connections, the 360° OmniVue connects directly to any aftermarket in-vehicle monitor or screen-based radio, or to a monitor-equipped factory radio using a third-party video interface.
In addition to the benefits of the all-round, top-down view, the 360° OmniVue automatically shows a high-definition rear view with grid lines when the vehicle is put into reverse gear, as well as left and right blind spots when the appropriate turn signal is activated. It can also use the front camera to show a 180-degree view when the vehicle is entering a street with no other vehicles in direct view.
"It was important to us to offer a product that absolutely eliminates blind spots on vehicles from tractor trailers and commercial trucks to subcompacts,” added Witt. “With its OEM-grade (TS16949) specifications, the 360° OmniVue protects vehicles from damage and increases driver awareness of what is around the vehicle. We feel it is an ideal product for mobile electronics specialist retailers, and helps them meet a vital safety need with their customers as more and more attention is being paid to the dangers of backover accidents and collisions by carmakers and the media.”
APRI will be demonstrating the 360° OmniVue camera system at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nov. 3-6, at booth #15207.
American Road Products is also supporting authorized retailers with training, special purchasing and merchandising programs. Retailers interested in becoming an American Road Products retailer can call (888) 918-8800, or email Ryan Uchida at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 23, 2016  Santa Fe Springs, CA, -- American Road Products will conduct two dealer interactive workshops at the Mobile Electronics’ KnowledgeFest Spring Training event being held April 8-10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center. The focus of these workshops is to jump start 12V Specialist retailers into sales and installations of the 360º OmniVue Advanced Vision Surround View Camera Systems and the ReverseGUARD line of add-on back-up protection products.  

The safety business is the fastest growing segment of aftermarket vehicle electronics. American Road Products will give proactive retailers the foundation to begin the high margin business of selling and installing safety to consumers AND local commercial fleets. Carlos Garcia, Fleet Installation Manager and Stephen Witt will conduct the sessions. The how to sell to commercial customers is the NEW business education for retailers. 

All Dealer Workshop attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a 360º OmniVue Surround View Passenger system worth $1199. retail. 

"With our commercial product offering, 12V Specialty retailers can add the profitable local commercial fleet safety business to the revenue stream of the store states" Stephen Witt, "The local HVAC, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, delivery and service fleets need safety products to improve driver behavior and reduce accidents. The average cost in 2015 of a non injury accident for commercial fleets was $64, 981. Working together with our Authorized 12V Dealers, we will help the local commercial business save money by lowering accident rates, insurance costs and downtime" says Witt.  

To register for the American Road Products sessions, visit the following link and click on the American Road Products Sales & Install Workshop listing:

https://knowledgefest.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php  

Open to ALL  Dealer Workshop:  5:15PM - 6;15PM Friday, April 8 

Open to ALL  Dealer Workshop:  9:30AM - 10:30AM Sunday, April 10  

Garcia and Witt will also be conducting the Selling Safety: Developing You New Profit Center Sales Track workshop on Saturday, April 9 from 11:00AM - 12:15PM. This session is must attend for store owners and managers that WANT to expand their business into the high margin vehicle safety business. Attendees will learn how to market and position their store in the growing safety market, how to target, present to and close commercial fleet safety customers and what products are in the highest demand. 

For more information call 888.918.8800 or visit amercianroadproducts.com

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