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rPlate license plate by Reviver
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The Next Car Gadget Could be the License Plate

Reviver is a start up with heavyweights like the chairman of Microsoft on its Board of Directors.  It’s...

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Focal Intros its First DSP, Shows Motorcycle Amp

Focal is introducing its first standalone digital signal processor (DSP). The FSP-8 has 6 inputs and 8 outputs...

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CTA Asks Trump Admin to Change Driver Safety Guidelines

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has asked the Dept. of Transportation and Office of Management and Budget to...

Kenwood Pioneer financial results
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Pioneer, Kenwood Report Sales

Pioneer Corporation reported its car electronics sales fell 13.5 percent for the recent quarter to $687 million (78.2...

Soundstream VRN-DD7HB dual screen radio
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New Car Radio Makes TV News

The double screen Soundstream radio unveiled at CES in January will be featured on Good Morning San Diego...

5G
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5G: What it Means For Car Audio

By Joseph Palenchar You’ve probably heard something about 5G. The next-generation cellular technology has been hyped as a...

OEM-Doctor
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The OEM Doctor Looks at 12 Volt Mirrors

Rear view replacement mirrors with built-in monitors are great for viewing a backup camera or navigation directions.  But...

Audio-2000
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A Car Audio Retailer Reverses Course

A year ago, Virgil Mascarenhas and his partner closed their shop of 15 years called Audio 2000 in...

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Alpine Raises Forecasts for the Year

Alpine Electronics announced US aftermarket sales for the recent quarter ended in December and revised upward its forecast...

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New Stats Can Impact Aftermarket

A lot has changed in terms of what younger generation customers want to buy. But when it comes...

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A Second Screen For Every Car Radio

A new heads up display (HUD) that works with any car radio is expected from  Boyo in the...

Sunbelt Distributor
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A Second Distributor Exits Car Audio This Year

Sunbelt Associates and Distributors, Carrollton, TX with 35 years in car electronics closed its doors suddenly last week,...

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Hybrid and Soundz Intro Motorcycle Audio

Soundz Customz, located in relatively remote South Dakota, might not seem like a leading motorcycle audio shop, but...

Cutting Edge car stereo on Yelp
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These 12V Shops Kill it on Yelp

When your profession involves tearing into customers' dashboards, a 5 star rating on Yelp is hard to come...

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New CarPlay Feature From Apple

Apple’s upcoming iOS, released in beta last week, makes it easier to use CarPlay. You no longer have...

AmpPRO
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PAC First With Before the Amp Interface

PAC (AAMP  Global),  said it is now shipping its new line  of amplifier interfaces that let you improve...

Navdy
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Hot Consumer Product Gets Thumbs Up From 12 Volters

Larger car audio retailers say they are eager to sell Navdy—the new advanced and easy-to-use portable heads up...

Ford-SmartLink remote start
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Ford Expands Remote Start

Ford will offer this summer an OBD2 device that equips older vehicles with remote start from a phone...

AmpPRO at CES integration for car audio
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OEM Integration Grows Up

A new kind of integration product will generate a giant leap forward for the car audio aftermarket, say...

Tint World
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Tint World Teams With Arc Audio

 Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, under a new partnership, will carry ARC Audio amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, sound processors,...