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Ford Settles Infotainment Suit

Sorry, we missed this while heading out to KnowledgeFest: Some Ford owners will be reimbursed due to the...

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VOXX Ships Advanced Gentex Rear View Mirror

VOXX Electronics Corporation (VEC) is shipping a frameless aftermarket rear view replacement mirror that can work with smart...

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Alpine Adds New Universal CarPlay Deck

Alpine Electronics previewed at KnowledgeFest a new universal in-dash DVD/receiver with navigation. The unit sets a new lower...

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Kenwood Launches Qi Charger, Dashcams

Kenwood introduced three standalone dashcams at KnowledgeFest, increasing its commitment to the category, which it says has been...

White House
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White House Delays Certain Recent Tariffs

The White House said it will delay the 10 pecent tariffs expected September 1 on many products and...

JL Audio MVi marine dsp/amp
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JL Audio Previews Marine DSP/Amplifiers

JL Audio at KnowledgeFest last week showed a line of 8 marine audio amplifiers with built-in digital signal...

Kenwood Alexa car radio
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Kenwood Launches Alexa Decks

Kenwood is due to become one of the first suppliers, if not the first, to ship aftermarket Alexa...

Bryan Layton
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Retailer, Installer of the Year 2019 Announced

Mobile Electronics magazine presented its 2019 annual awards to a packed hall of hundreds of industry members and...

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Sony Intros Floating Screen Deck

Sony Electronics announced its first large screen radio, the XAV-AX8000, with an 8.95-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android...

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AudioControl Intros New Amps, Interfaces

AudioControl will announce at the KnowledgeFest trade show this week, two new 5-channel amplifiers and a line of...

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CRUX Ships Interfaces for Android Auto & More

CRUX announced it is shipping a new line of "Smart-Play" modules that allow drivers to add wireless CarPlay...

EchoMaster CHMSL
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EchoMaster Claims Unique Camera

EchoMaster, a brand of AAMP Global, announced a Third Brake Light Camera kit that provides three viewing angles...

Alpine-JVCKenwood
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Kenwood, Alpine Report Q1 Results

Alps Alpine reported a soft first quarter with net sales in its automotive infotainment segment (which we believe...

Audiofrog-U
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Audiofrog Launches Car Audio ‘University’

Audiofrog, a boutique car audio company founded by Andy Wehmeyer, will launch a "university" for creating high end...

Author Alarm NAV-TV
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NAV-TV To Distribute New Brand in USA

NAV-TV is partnering with a Russian-based high tech alarm company to act as its exclusive distributor in the...

12 Volt Tariffs
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Industry Braces for Tariff on Speakers

With President Trump declaring he will launch new 10 percent tariffs on more Chinese goods (including speakers), car...

Metra start stop
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Metra Ships Stop/Start Override

Metra Electronics isĀ  shipping a new interface that automatically disengages the STOP/START engine feature on specific vehicles. The...

AudioStak-Elevate
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New Supplier for 12 Volt Demo Displays

AudioStak Interactive, the company that supplied switching systems for AVIDWORX, is now offering full retail display demo board...

GoFast Solutions
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Here’s the New 12 Volt Distributor

Here is some information on GoFast Solutions, the Connecticut-based distributor, which just purchased the mobile electronics division of...

Rockford-Polaris-RX-Pro
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Rockford Claims First OEM System for a UTV

Rockford Fosgate said it has partnered with Polaris to built the first factory system for a UTV (Utility...