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Alpine’s Jim O’Neill Retires

Alpine Electronics of America announced the retirement of industry veteran Jim O’Neill, Executive VP of OEM and aftermarket...

Clarion Appoints New President

Clarion Corporation of America announced Monday the appointment of Paul Lachner to President, replacing Tom Hayashi who will...

Massive Pro Audio Truck w/60+ Speakers at SBN

Car Pro Audio continues to be the rage in parts of the country including Florida, so Spring Break...

iPad is Now a $700 Siri Car Radio

SoundMan Car Audio is raising the bar on its in-car iPad installs, using the newest iPad.  It abandoned...

Mercedes Offers Autonet WiFi

Mercedes-Benz is the latest car maker to offer passengers an in-car WiFi hot spot from Autonet Mobile so...

Sony Tweaks 12-Volt Strategies

Sony said it is sharpening its focus on independent car audio retailers and changing a few of its...

Memphis, JL Audio Win Inside Track Ratings

JL Audio and Memphis Car Audio were once again the winners of the Inside Track survey on top...

Pioneer Ships AppRadio2 This Week

Pioneer's spring car audio models are starting to ship to retailers this week including the AppRadio2, which acts...

Crux Launches Advanced Bluetooth Kit

After a soft launch last year, Crux Interfacing is officially selling a new Bluetooth kit that claims to...

Car Audio Internet Sales Figures

Internet Retailing accounted for 15 percent of car audio aftermarket sales in 2010 in the U.S., according to...

Ford Mails USB Drives With MyFord Touch Upgrade

That update to the MyFord Sync that was announced in November will be on its way to more...

Spring Break Nationals Highlights For Retailers

In an unusual feature at Spring Break Nationals (SBN) this year, held March 24 and 25 in Daytona...

Compustar Updates DroneMobile

CompuStar (Firstech) plans to offer its DroneMobile remote-start-from-a-phone devices for Windows Phone 7 smartphones this spring and is...

Directus to Launch Add-A-Nav

Directus is re-branding its universal version of Prodigy One that adds features to most car audio systems and...

Feb 29 is D-Day for Backup Cameras

February 29 could prove a critical day for aftermarket sellers of backup cameras. Unless there are further delays...

Mercedes-Benz’s New Radio Works with Siri

Mercedes-Benz appears to be the first auto maker to include Siri in its infotainment system. Drivers of an...

Global Car Infotainment to Grow 3% in 2012

The global market for car infotainment systems will see a 3 percent increase this year and growth will...

Drivers Continue to Keep Cars Longer

U.S. drivers continue to hold onto cars for increasingly longer periods.   A new Polk study finds consumers...

First Blind Spot Detector for Aftermarket Due

The first standalone, automatic blind spot detector for the aftermarket is due later this year from Steelmate USA....

Cobra Awarded CB-to-Phone Patent

Cobra Electronics said it has been awarded a patent regarding CB Radios and connectivity to cellphones. The patent...