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SEMA studies car stereo
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SEMA Study Addresses Mobile Electronics

Of the nearly 8 million young people who modify their cars, a quarter improve the car’s mobile electronics,...

AccuWeather 2018-2019 winter
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Weather Prediction for This Winter

Remote start is all about the weather.  A cold snap before Christmas is the ideal condition for a...

BlackVue-DR900-2ch-4K
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New 4K Car DVR Takes Off

A new 4K dashcam from BlackVue, offering 4 times the pixels of HD, has taken off, despite a...

DST fleet ELD
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DST Shows 12 Volt Opportunity in Fleets

A former Alpine marketing executive, Steve Witt, has teamed with partner Carlos Garcia, (who began his career at...

$200 billion tariffs
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More 12V Tariff Responses

Here are some of the latest announcements on tariff strategies by 12 volt suppliers:   Scosche raised prices...

AeroLIdz
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For Those Who Sell LED Light Bars

A new LED light bar cover solves the "hissing" problem that many larger light bars are subject to...

VOXX backup camera
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Who’s Raising Prices on Cameras and ADAS

Feature Story: At least one supplier is raising prices on backup cameras, backup sensors and blind spot detection...

SmartStart-Pro 4G
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Directed Launches Dealer Rewards Program

Directed announced the launch of a new rewards program for salesmen and installers on its SmartStart and Powersports...

builtinradar
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Mobile Solutions Buys Radar Accessory Company

Mobile Solutions, which sells car audio fabrication tools, announced it has acquired the rights and ownership to Built...

Chris Cope expediting
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10 Tips for Expeditors

Certified Autosound in BC Canada sells to 86 car dealerships. It brings in about $200K a year in...

LinksWell 10 inch
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New Universal 10-Inch ‘Tesla Style’ Radio

LinksWell is shipping a double DIN car radio with a 10.1-inch floating screen as part of its T-Style...

JL-VX800-8i-RLT
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JL Audio, Directed, CVDA Raise Prices

Due to tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by the Trump administration JL Audio, Directed, Cerwin Vega and Diamond...

iPhone-Xs
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New iPhones; New Car Connection Glitches

Car Audio dealers may want to take note of a glitch with the new iPhone Xs and Xs...

Tesla-Musaic
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How to Promote Your Rock Star Installer

There is precious little marketing for boutique car audio.  People learn of high end audio and fabrication usually...

AAMP echomaster-logo
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More EchoMaster RAM Truck Camera Solutions

Press Release (edited): CLEARWATER, FL – EchoMaster, a brand of AAMP Global, is shipping new lane change cameras...

Alpine-Corporate-Logo
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Alpine is Moving in Sign of the Times

  Alpine Electronics of America announced plans to move its headquarters for the Americas from Torrance, California to...

Best Buy shopping
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With Economy Humming, Is it Time For 12V to Do This?

During the recession, many retailers pulled back on advertising and grew comfortable doing very little marketing.  But the...

MESA-AVB
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MESA Joins Larger Buying Organization

MESA, the Mobile Electronics Specialists of America buying/marketing group has joined the AVB/Brandsource buying group, which boasts close...

Rydeen-BSS2-
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Rydeen Intros OEM Quality Blind Spot Detection

Press Release: TORRANCE, CA –Rydeen Mobile announced the introduction of the BSS2, the second generation of its radar...

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Another Distributor Exits 12 Volt Market

The Right Connections (TRC), a car audio distributor based in Yorba Linda, CA is closing its doors at...