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Car Makers Delete Infotainment Features Chip Shortage
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Car Makers Delete Infotainment Features Due to Shortages

As chip shortages drag on, car makers are taking to removing features including navigation and camera-based rear view...

Second Tier Car Stereo Brands in Short Supply
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Even Second Tier Suppliers Running Out

Three Tier 2 suppliers are out of CarPlay radios this week in some or all of their lines....

SiriusXM Guardian Jeep, Chrysler
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Chrysler, Jeep Adopt SiriusXM Crash Warning Feature

SiriusXM is offering a vehicle crash warning alert feature that is now included in Uconnect for Jeep, Chrysler,...

Sony Revives Mobile ES
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Sony Brings Back Specialists’ Mobile ES Line

Sony Electronics is bringing back the Mobile ES line with new high end speakers and subwoofers. Back in...

VOXX Plans to Buy Onkyo's Home AV Business
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VOXX to Buy Onkyo’s Home AV Business

VOXX International announced it plans to partner up with Sharp Corporation to buy the home AV business of...

Best Buy President to Step Down
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Best Buy President and CE Veteran to Exit Chain

Long time consumer electronics leader and Best Buy President and Chief Operating Officer, Mike Mohan, will exit the...

AAMP Acquires M2M in Motion
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AAMP Global Buys M2M in Motion to Bolster Fleet Telematics

AAMP Global will expand its role in fleet electronics with the purchase of M2M in Motion, a fleet...

Ford's New Screen Tie-In
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Ford’s New Infotainment Screen Tie-In

The Ford F150 is getting a new feature that ties into the truck's touchscreen and rear taillight. The...

Ford Cuts Production Due to Chip Shortages
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Ford Cuts Production in Half Due to Chip Shortages

After losing 17 percent of its production due to chip shortages in the first quarter, Ford announced it...

SiriusXM Guardian Jeep, Chrysler
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New Change at SiriusXM

SiriusXM announced it will launch a new "super premium" plan in the coming months. The satellite radio company...

Car Radio Prices Rise on ebay, Amazon
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CarPlay Radio Prices Rise on Ebay, Amazon

Consumers can expect to pay more online for some of the more popular aftermarket CarPlay/Android Auto decks, due...

Alpine Introduces New Car Audio Processor
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Alpine Ships New Processor

Alpine Electronics of America is shipping a new processor with 25 watts of built-in power and a new...

JVCKenwood Revises Earnings for Year
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JVCKenwood Changes Forecast

JVCKenwood Corporation changed its forecast for the full year that ended March 31.  Instead of a swing to...

Sony Introduced 3 New Car Radios
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Sony Introduces 3 New Receivers

Sony Electronics announced three new car audio receivers, including a new entry level model at $299 plus two...

DS18 to offer CarPlay
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DS18 Enters CarPlay Market

DS18, the brand known for its pro car audio, marine and off road products, will offer its first...

BOSS-Big
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New Planet Pro Brand From BIG

BOSS International Group (BIG) is introducing a new Minimum Advertised Price--protected brand.  Called Planet Pro, it is a...

car radio shortage
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When Will Radio Shortages End?

Now that a Tier 1 CarPlay radio is a rare commodity, we asked top retailers and distributors when...

semiconductor chip
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More Chip Factory Problems

Chip factory problems are hitting the news headlines on a weekly if not daily basis, as shortages continue...

JVC Mobile enters dashcam market
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JVC Mobile Enters New Market

JVC Mobile is entering the dashcam market with a sub-$100 model that it hopes will bring JVC's camera...

distributors
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Distributors React to Head Unit Shortage

The shortage of car audio head units has intensified since January, forcing distributors to adjust. Some are buying...