Industry news

Chris-Cook KnowledgeFest 12V Aftermarket
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Better Than 12V Got Milk Awareness Campaign

If the car audio industry pooled its resources and ran a consumer awareness campaign today, it could spend...

NAV-TV-Blackvue
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NAV-TV Becomes DVR Master Distributor

NAV-TV has become the Master distributor for Blackvue dash cameras, made by Pittasoft Co, which is the leading...

Jeff-Varick of Brandmotion on V2V
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Aftermarket V2V Installer Plan Under Way

Brandmotion is working with the Dept. of Transportation (DOT) to create a plan to install V2V devices through...

V2V car tech
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V2V Hits a Speed Bump

It could be a huge opportunity for the aftermarket in coming years.   But vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication...

Mobile Solutions car stereo installers
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Shortcut to Grow Your Own Installer

The shortage in car audio installers has prompted many retailers to begin “growing their own” technicians, and soon...

AmpPRO
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First Before the Amp Module Sells Out

AmpPRO, the first before-the-amplifier car audio interface for simpler installation, has been in and out of back order. ...

hhgregg
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Brick and Mortar Stores Hit Tipping Point

Some of the challenges faced by car audio shops are part of a greater shift away from brick...

Chevy Bolt has no built-in navigation
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Chevy Drops Navigation on the Bolt

It’s a sign that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are becoming "good enough." The new Chevy Bolt electric...

JL-Audio-C1
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JL Audio Ships Entry Level Components This Month

 JL Audio is shipping next week a new line of C1 entry level component and coaxial speakers. They...

car stereo installer Cartronix, IN
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12V Industry Reacts to Labor Report

Industry members including the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) took issue with the Dept. of Labor calling car audio...

Chris-Cook KnowledgeFest 12V Aftermarket
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The 12V Aftermarket is Ready to Grow Again: MEA

At the Town Hall Meeting at Spring KnowledgeFest this week, the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) said the car...

California KnoweldgeFest
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Car Audio Gets a California Show

Some are already calling it a possible alternative to CES for car audio. A new car audio trade...

Kenwood DMX7704S
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Kenwood Ships Unique Deck

Kenwood is now shipping one of the first car radios to display video from a DVR as well...

AudioFrog UM-1
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AudioFrog Intros Installer Tool

AudioFrog announced a new USB microphone kit for calibrating car audio systems. The UM-1 is an omni-directional microphone...

Rosen logo new
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VOXX to Buy Rosen Electronics

VOXX Electronics said it is seeking to purchase all Rosen inventory, and intellectual property, including patents and trademarks,...

Navdy-With-Harman
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Navdy With Harman Ships to Aftermarket

Harman said it began shipping last week the “Navdy With Harman," a heads up display with augmented reality...

Car CD Player
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The CD is Finally Exiting the Car

The car CD player has shown remarkable staying power given that many drivers haven't used an actual compact...

Tint-World-Orlando-Muller
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Tint World is a Now a Top Car Audio Chain

Tint World sells about $25 million in products, services, and labor.  It’s number two category, car audio &...

FedEx Ground
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12V Retailers Cash in on FedEx Truck Deal

Several retailers across the country are cashing in on a FedEx deal with Mobileye, VOXX and other driver...

Thunderball car stereo distributor
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The Trials of a 12 Volt Distributor

Distributor Thunderball, NJ went from sales of $60 million to $6 million overnight in 2012 when hurricane Sandy...