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Can Am Ryker Install
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Oddball Install: Can Am Ryker

By Mr Retail A client stopped by at Foss Audio & Tint, in Puyallup, WA, requesting an upgrade...

Ford Joins ADT in Car Security
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Ford Launches Real Time Car Security With ADT

Ford  is teaming up with ADT to create self- installed, modular smart car security. It will launch early...

SEMA Report on Shortages
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SEMA’s New Shortage Prediction

A new report by SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) said the worst of the supply chain disruptions are...

12Volt Opportunity as GM Deletes Park Assist Features
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Even More GM Deletions Mean More 12 Volt Opportunity

Some Chevrolet models recently began leaving the factory without certain park assist features that use ultrasonic sensors to...

New 12 Volt Competition Organization in US
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SQ Competition Group Gains US Traction

EMMA Global is a popular sound competition organization in Europe, which launched a US arm in late 2018...

12 Volt Mfg Launches Own Brand
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12V Manufacturer Launches Retail Brand

Until now, GCH Automotive, maker of  navigation, cameras, and other 12 volt accessories primarily focused on manufacturing private...

SiriusXM New In-Car Controller
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New SiriusXM In-Car Receivers

SiriusXM will ship in the first part of Q2 a new in-car receiver that supports easier installation, and...

CT Sounds Returns to Retail
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CT Sounds Two Years Later

CT Sounds, a DIY and retail car audio brand, took a downward turn following the untimely death of...

Toyota Re-Outfits Used Cars
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Toyota Re-Outfits Used Cars

Toyota is launching in Japan this month a service that adds new electronics to used cars. The company...

Powersports Audio Sales
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How Big Are Powersports, Motorcycle, Marine Audio Sales

For those who track sales of the various segments in 12 volt retailing, here are powersports, motorcycle and...

VOXX Q3 Fiscal 2022 DEI Update
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VOXX Reports DEI Update

VOXX said its DEI remote start sales were up for the recent quarter but overall VOXX aftermarket sales...

Linkswell Gen V Radios
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LinksWell Tightens Distribution on Newest Radios

LinksWell Automotive announced its newest Generation V, T-Style, large screen radios will offer select distribution. The company is...

New Alpine Hi-Res Jeep Receivers
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New Alpine Jeep Receivers Due February

Alpine Electronics of America will ship in February two new Hi-Res 9-inch weather resistant Jeep receivers for the...

Alpine Introduces New Halo Car Radios
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You Asked: More Alpine Halo/Jeep Radio Details

Here are some additional facts on Alpine's new Halo 9- and 11-inch floating radios and new Jeep Hi-Res...

Amazon Teams With Stellantic Smart Cockpit
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Amazon Cockpit Due 2024 Via Chrysler

Stellantis (parent to Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Peugot and other brands) has partnered with Amazon to develop vehicles with...

New Alpine Modular Halo Subwoofer Enclosures
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Alpine Intros New Halo Sub Enclosures

Alpine Electronics of America introduced two new Dual 8” Alpine Halo preloaded truck subwoofer enclosures designed for the...

Cool Car Tech at CES 2022
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Cool Car Tech From CES!

BMW Shows Color Changing Car   BMW showed at CES, a concept vehicle that actually changes color (right...

Sony car
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Sony’s Idea of a Car Interior

A year ago Sony displayed a concept vehicle “just for show,” but this year at CES, it announced...

Alpine Introduces New Halo Car Radios
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Alpine Intros Hi-Res Halo Receivers

Alpine Electronics of America announced two new Alpine Halo floating screen car radios that offer Hi-Resolution Audio playback,...

Hybrid Audio Sold
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Hybrid Audio Sold

Soundz Inc, the motorcycle audio and powersports audio company, has purchased Hybrid Audio Technologies, the car audio enthusiast...