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Amazon boxes
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Amazon Literally Enters the Car

Starting today, Amazon will deliver packages to the car.  It announced it is working with General Motors and...

Kicker-45L7R10
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Kicker Recalls Two L7R Models

Feature Story: Kicker is recalling the first production run of its new 10 and 12-inch 45L7R component woofers....

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Distributor Group Launches Their Own “SPL Box” Brand

The 12 members of the Elite Distributor Alliance (EDA) are launching their own woofer enclosure line called SPL...

Alexa-Dot
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Amazon Developing an Alexa Car Speaker: Report

Amazon is testing an Alexa car speaker based on the Echo, reports FactorDaily, a tech news site out...

rydeen backup camera
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Don’t Cry for Backup Camera Sales

By May, every car sold in the US will be required to include a backup camera, and car...

Buy gas via Chevy radio
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Can Your Radio Do This?

In what it termed the first “embedded in-dash fuel payment system,” General Motors announced that it will allow...

Toyota to add V2V
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Thank You Toyota For This Announcement

Feature Story: Aftermarket vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) devices, a new product that could bring consumers to 12-volt shops, got a...

Alpine Wireless CarPlay
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CarPlay to Impact Car Sales

Feature: CarPlay and Android Auto may be changing the way consumers buy cars. “Typically, we find that infotainment...

Kenwood-Android-Auto-Wireless
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Google Activates Android Auto Wireless

Google officially switched on Android Auto Wireless capability in 5 of its own phone models, with smartphones from...

Kingpin Car Audio
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A Top Retailer Changes Course

Mobile Electronics magazine Retailer of the Year 2017 Kingpin Car & Marine Audio is shifting course. Owner Jason...

car stereo
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These 2 Features Are Coming to Car Radio

Technology is now under development to allow aftermarket car radios to offer Augmented Reality and to become full-fledged...

connected car show
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Car Audio May Get the Press Love It Deserves

Car audio is about to get the kind of exposure to the press that mainstream consumer electronics receives...

Draeger-in-car
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Interlocks Are Paying the Rent and More

Feature Story: Ignition interlock installations continue to rise around the country presenting a growing opportunity for 12 volt...

Viper Powersports security
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Viper Officially Enters Powersports

Directed is now shipping its first Viper Powersports Security System - the 3121V that was specifically designed and...

spotify car controller
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Spotify May Offer An Aftermarket Car Device

Spotify has announced it will hold a press event on April 24 in New York City. This combined...

tariffs China car stereo
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Is Car Audio on the China Tariff List?

The Trump Administration posted a list of products from China that may be subject to a 25 percent...

Alpine DSP amp
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Alpine and Sony Ship DSP/Amplifiers

Alpine is shipping its first new digital signal processor in 6 or 7 years.  Part of the sweeping...

Jensen-VX5228 with CarPlay
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Jensen Ships $259 CarPlay Radio in April

Dual Electronics is starting to ship its first CarPlay deck under the Jensen brand.  At a street price...

JL Audio restructures
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JL Audio Restructures Sales Team

JL Audio announced the restructuring of its U.S. Sales team, in a move designed to drive future growth,...

Kenwood' Android Auto Wireless
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Kenwood Ships Industry-First Decks This Week

Feature Story: Kenwood said it will ship by the end of this week the industry's first Android Auto...