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Oracle Vector Court award
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Oracle Wins Court Battle With Chinese Imitator

Oracle Lighting, maker of automotive LED lights, said it won a court battle with a Chinese manufacturer it...

Car stereo sales in pandemic
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With COVID Spiking Are Sales Slowing Down?

With COVID-19 cases rising in some states, we asked dealers in hard hit areas if car audio sales...

BMW subscription feature service
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BMW to Let Users Subscribe to Aftermarket Features

BMW will let you add features such as heated seats, even after you purchase the car, on a...

VOXX Buys Directed
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VOXX Reveals Purchase Price of Directed

VOXX International confirmed the purchase of Directed Electronics including all vehicle security, remote start and telematics brands for...

Boyo HUD CarPlay
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Boyo HUD Has CarPlay, Android Auto

Vision Tech America, maker of Boyo back up cameras and driver safety products, is shipping one of the...

Rydeen distributes CUB ADAS
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Rydeen Distributes Motorcycle, Truck-Specific ADAS

Rydeen Mobile announced it is now distributing motorcycle and truck-specific blind spot systems that are produced by CUB....

Clarion Marine
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First Clarion Marine Products to Launch Under JL Audio Management

Clarion Marine is expanding distribution and retail availability. The brand will soon launch its first line of products...

VOXX International
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VOXX Buys Directed

VOXX International has purchased Directed for an undisclosed sum. VOXX has purchased virtually all the assets of Directed,...

car dealer
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Expeditor Sales Creeping Back

Car audio expeditor sales are starting to pick up for certain expeditors. Sales by 12 volt dealers to...

Musaic high end car audio
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12V Average Sales Tickets on Rise

Before COVID-19, Musaic, the custom audiophile division of SoundFX, Lewes, DE had an average ticket price of $10,000...

Ford 2021 F-150 infotainment
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Ford Goes All Out on F150 Infotainment

The top trim models on the all new Ford F150 revealed Thursday night, include two 12- inch screens...

JBL DSP/amp for cars
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Harman Sets Delivery on Unusual Sub; New DSP

Harman is preparing to launch a broad range of car audio products including its first new digital signal...

Pioneer enters blind spot detectors
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Pioneer Ships Blind Spot Detectors

Pioneer Electronics is now shipping two blind spot detection systems it first showed at CES in January. The...

Tesla Model S screen probed by NHTSA
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Tesla Probed for Model S Touchscreen Glitches

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Tuesday that it has launched an investigation into Tesla Model...

iDatalink TL 10 new remote start for Toyota
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Fortin, iDataLink: New Toyota Remote Start Solutions

Both Fortin and iDatalink announced on Monday new remote start solutions for certain Toyota vehicles. The solutions do...

Apple Emily Schubert CarKey
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Apple Announces CarKey

It was leaked in February, but now Apple has officially announced its new CarKey function to be available in...

Focal: Selling High End Car Audio
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How to Sell High End Audio

“We’ve been taught to sell technology and features but that’s the last thing we’re selling.   It’s the passion...

BioPledge sanitizing cars
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Sanitizing Cars Professionally

For those who would like to offer car sanitizing as a paid service or as a perk to...

shortages car stereo
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When Will Shortages End?

As car audio sales continue their surge, shortages are mounting to the point of concern by some retailers....

SAE panel aftermarket
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Aftermarket Asks Ford For Upgrade Path

Chris Cook of the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) asked Ford executive Tim Yerdon for clear guidelines on upgrading...