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Top Car Audio Products 2021: EISA

The top car audio products of Europe and around the globe were named by EISA, the Expert Imaging...

KnowledgeFest Postponed
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Dallas KnowledgeFest is Postponed

Following the exit of many leading exhibitors due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Mobile Electronics...

What it takes to build factory in US
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Can We Build Radios in the USA

How many times have we heard, "Why don't they just build more 12 volt products in the US?"...

Code Alarm
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VOXX to Wind Down Code Alarm

VOXX Electronics said it will "wind down" its role in the Code Alarm remote start/security brand. After the...

CES 2022 Requires Vaccine
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CES 2022 to Require Proof of Vaccination

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that CES 2022 will require in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination....

Mark Rutledge
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Visionary 12V Executive Passes

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a leading industry member, Mark Rutledge. He...

Azumo window display
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New Display Technology for Cars

Azumo, based in Chicago, wants to put displays in non-traditional places in the automobile. It is in talks,...

Key China Port Partially Closes
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Key China Port Terminal Shuts Down

A key terminal at one of the largest shipping ports in the world--and a leading port for consumer...

car audio installer
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About that Labor Shortage

As you search for salespeople, installers, and other employees, here's what the experts are saying about the labor...

OEM-Doctor
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Short on CarPlay? Try this: OEM Doctor

In our industry, CarPlay and Android Auto radios are big casualties of the shortages that are now part...

shipping problems in pandemic
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3 Problems With Shipping

Here are three prominent reasons why shipping costs have skyrocketed, contributing to the shortages and higher prices in...

Alps Alpine JVCKenwood Earnings
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JVCKenwood; Alps Alpine Report Q1 Sales

JVCKenwood and Alps Alpine reported sales for April-June, which marks the first quarter for accounting in Japan. JVCKenwood...

Mr Retail Pricing in a Pandemic
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Pricing Request for Distributors and Manufacturers

By Mr Retail We've mentioned that retailers should beware of price gouging customers as it may hurt a...

Infinity First Harley Drop-In Speakers
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First Harley Drop-In Speakers From Infinity

Infinity is shipping its first specialized Harley-Davidson drop-in speakers.  One of the speakers is designed to drop into...

shopping online
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Online Share of 12 Volt Gains in Pandemic

As with most products, the online share of many car audio categories gained during the pandemic, according to...

alcohol interlock
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Infrastructure Bill Mandates Alcohol Interlock Tech

The infrastructure bill on bridges and tunnels being debated in the US Senate at present includes a mandate...

MECA Sold to Ballingers
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12V Competition Organization is Sold

MECA, the Mobile Electronics Competition Association, has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a family of current...

Tier 1 v Tier2 Shipping in the Pandemic
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Why Some Brands Are Better Stocked

Why is it that some brands are able to supply better quantities than others when it comes to...

Car AV Receiver Sales
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What’s the Best Selling Deck in the Pandemic

The pandemic shifted sales patterns in car audio in many ways and those shifts are now showing up...

Larry Rougas Returns to Pioneer
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Exec Returns to Pioneer

Larry Rougas returned to Pioneer Electronics USA as Senior VP of Sales after leaving the company to accept...