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Pioneer teams with Continental on infotainment
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Pioneer Teams With Continental on Future Cars

Auto parts giant Continental has teamed with Pioneer Corporation to jointly create a car cockpit of the future....

Dynaudio new US distributor for car audio
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Dynaudio Gets New US Distributor

Dynaudio, a high end car audio sound systems will now be distributed by the new ARPA of America...

JVC Introduces Air Purifier For Cars
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New 12V Category: Air Filtration

Suppliers are gearing up for what may become a new category for the 12 volt market in response...

Alpine and Telenav to release USB stick for car radios
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Alpine to Offer Unusual Radio Upgrade in Europe

Alpine has joined with Telenav to offer in Europe initially, a USB stick that can plug in to...

Race Sport launches PPE company
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Race Sport Launches PPE Company

Race Sport Lighting of Ringwood, IL announced it has created a new company to sell PPE products and...

Best Buy reports FY Q1
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Best Buy Moves Beyond Re-Opening 200 Stores

Best Buy said it held onto 81 percent of sales compared to last year during a six week...

Marijuana interlocks could be available in the future
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Is Marijuana the Next Step for Ignition Interlocks?

Ignition Interlock device makers are developing a new area of detection --marijuana.  At present, cannabis or THC ignition...

Best Buy reports FY Q1
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Best Buy’s Semi Closure Helps Some Specialists

There was a time, when car audio specialists could only wish for Best Buy to partially shut down...

powersports-audio
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Powersports Audio Share of 12 Volt

Before the world went into pandemic mode, we had asked vendors just how much of their business was...

Tint World BioPledge Car Sanitization
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Is Virus Protection a New 12V Category?

In this time of pandemic, dealers are of course, wiping down cars before and after a car audio...

NPD info on top car audio amplifiers
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Top Amp Suppliers and Top Amp Types

Here below is a chart showing the most popular car audio amplifier configurations for January 2019 through February...

Car Audio Product Shortages
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12V Product Shortages in Southern US

Some suppliers and distributors are seeing such strong sales since April in states such as Texas, Georgia, and...

Directed Awarded Patent DS4
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Directed Awarded New Patent

Directed announced it has been awarded a second patent for its digital DS4 and DS4+ remote start/security systems....

Fahlmarketing rep firm launches
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New, Youthful 12V Rep Firm Opens

A new rep firm led by Gen Z’er, Max Fahlmark, has opened in Chicagoland called Fahlmarketing & Associates....

pickups outsell cars during pandemic
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Pickup Trucks Outsell Sedans

For the first time in recent automotive history, pickup trucks outsold passenger cars.  That may be due to...

Pioneer DMH-WT8600NEX
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Pioneer Ships New Floating Radios

Pioneer Electronics is shipping its largest radios to date. The 9- and 10- inch NEX floating radios first...

Car Toys reopens half its stores
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Car Toys Reopens Some Stores

Car Toys announced it will reopen about half of its 48 stores by May 8. All of its...

Kenwood-$299-CarPlay
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Kenwood Ships Low Cost CarPlay/Android Auto Decks

Kenwood and JVC Mobile are now each shipping two CarPlay/Android Auto decks at a $299 street price.  The...

Automatic-connected-car
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SiriusXM Closes Automatic Labs Due to COVID-19

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic and fewer drivers on the road, SiriusXM announced it is closing its Automatic Labs...

Alpine-JVCKenwood year end earnings 2020
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Alps Alpine, JVCKenwood Report COVID-19 Impact In Year End Forecasts

Both Alps Alpine and JVCKenwood said COVID-19 has had a significant impact on sales for their recent quarter...