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The Top 12V Trade Show

We conducted a survey this summer asking  industry members which of the major trade shows they prefer to...

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Cadillac Head Unit Takes Car Competition Prize

It’s rare that a competitor in the upper classes of 12 volt competition takes home a championship trophy...

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New 1.5 Inch Device Puts Amazon in the Car

A new 1.5-inch device from Garmin is essentially the first Amazon Echo Dot for the car. The “Garmin...

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New Remote Start and Streaming Tech Sweeps Car Market

The next development in remote start and possible alternative to the car radio may be the Amazon Echo...

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A College Course on Car Audio

A community college in Texas is launching a continuing education course in car audio with plans to expand...

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AudioControl Readies up to 18 Amps

AudioControl, the car audio processor/interface company of 40 years, ventured into the amplifier market two years ago.  While...

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12V Maker Launches Vision Zero to Help Industry

A 12 volt non-profit organization is being established to raise awareness of aftermarket driver safety products from ALL...

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Harman Ships JBL Aftermarket Ford F150 System For All

JBL is now offering to retailers a Ford F150 specific speaker/amp system, formerly sold only through Car Toys'...

Nissan-Alexa
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Nissan Joins Alexa Craze

Nissan, last week, became the latest car company to announce support for Alexa. Later this month some Nissan...

Apex Car audio-flooded
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Thank You to the 12 Volt Industry

Never say the 12 volt industry doesn't have heart! The GoFundMe campaign CEoutlook set up to help Houston dealers...

AAA-Distracted-driving
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The Most Dangerous Infotainment Systems

A new AAA study found that the infotainment systems in a dozen 2017 cars are highly distracting. The...

Sony RSX-GS9
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Hi-Res Audio is Back on the Rise

Life may be returning to Hi-Res Audio when it comes to the car stereo market. Only a year...

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All BMWs Will Get This Soon

BMW announced last week that all BMWs and MINI models will get Alexa voice control starting mid next...

Solar-Gard window film
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New Ultra Window Film

Solar Gard pre-announced a new LX Automotive high end window film series at the MESA Summit last month...

Soundstream CarPlay 2
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$299 CarPlay With DVD Ships This Week

Shipping this week is the first aftermarket CarPlay radio to dip below the $300 mark in a new...

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Alpine Changes Management

Alpine Electronics announced key management changes in its aftermarket car audio business unit. Mike Anderson has been promoted...

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When HD Radio Meets Remote Start

In March, Directed appointed the founder of HD Radio, Robert Struble, as it’s new CEO.  On Wednesday he...

Mike Cofield
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Mr Specialist Gets Rid of Inventory

This is not a story about transshipping. It’s a guide presented by Mike Cofield, CEO of 18-store Custom...

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JL Audio Adds New Stealthbox Subs

JL Audio announced three new Stealthbox subwoofer systems for full sized SUVs and various trucks from Chevrolet and...

Car Toys
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Car Toys Makes Changes at the Helm

Car Toys is changing its strategies for growth and competition, it said last week. Long time VP Merchandising...