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Derek Schmiedl
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Industry Veteran Transfers to New Company

A leading 12 volt engineer and Vice President at NAV-TV, Derek Schmiedl, is leaving the company and the...

AAMP's Stinger radio gets truck kits
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AAMP 10-Inch Radio Gets New Kits

AAMP Global is launching new vehicle-specific, plug-n-play kits for its Stinger 10-inch, HEIGH10 radio. The new kits may...

Cars on Road MECP Retailer Certification
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New Retailer Certification for Driver Safety

A new MECP training module will allow retailers to receive certification in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which...

AI Design Aston Martin
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12V Dealer Featured in Road & Track

An upscale car audio retailer was profiled in the February/March issue of Road and Track magazine, which has...

Chip Shortages Ford F-150
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Ford Delays Infotainment in F150

Ford announced that it will build F150 trucks and Edge SUVs in North America without certain modules including...

Metra dash kit for Cadillac SRX
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First of Kind Kit for Metra

Metra Electronics is shipping its first dash kit to include an OLED screen. It's designed to allow most...

Praspekt360
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New Social Media Guru for 12 Volters

A former retailer has launched a new social media company for car audio, window tint and automotive retailers,...

Jeep Wagoneer
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3 New Cars Show Infotainment Trends

Three new vehicles—the Jeep Wagoneer and two upcoming BMW electric vehicles-- show the current trends in infotainment: multiple...

mecp-tech
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Dealers Raise Labor Rates and Other Fees

As suppliers increase dealer costs on many car audio products, so dealers are starting to raise service fees...

Precision Power Vertical Amplifier
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Precision Power Moves Upscale

Precision Power is going upscale as parent company Epsilon wants to return the brand to its original luster,...

House passes stimulus
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Stimulus Passes: 12V Impact Expected

The US House of Representatives passed Biden’s $1.9 trillion Coronavirus relief bill, which means $1,400 stimulus payments could...

car audio suppliers raise prices
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Another Round of 12 Volt Price Hikes

Many car audio companies are now raising prices, due to the higher cost of parts and freight. Kenwood...

Oracle Vector Grill Wins Lawsuit
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12V Company Wins Again Against Chinese Counterfeiter

After first winning a court battle against a Chinese counterfeiter almost a year ago, Oracle Lighting said it...

Best Buy Beta Debuts
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Best Buy Reorganizes Car Audio Managers

There’s a changing of the guard in car audio buyers and managers at Best Buy effective today.  Long...

AAMP's Stinger first marine deck
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AAMP Ships its First Marine Deck

AAMP Global's Stinger brand is shipping its first marine deck. The new SPXM1 has a 2.7-inch full color...

More car stereo companies raising prices
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When Will Tariffs Go Away?

The car audio industry has paid handsomely under the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.  Suppliers estimate the...

Frank's Pioneer install
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Install of the Month

Here is an install performed by Frank's High Fidelity of Waterbury, CT on a 2013 Maserati GranTurismo. It...

Volvo News on EVs by 2030
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Volvo News Signals Big Change in Autos

Volvo announced Tuesday that it will not only be fully electric by 2030, but that its electric vehicles...

top selling AV deck
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Top AV Deck for 2020

The best selling AV deck in 2020 in both units and dollars, according to the NPD Group, was...

Best Buy Beta Debuts
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More Changes at Best Buy

Because of the shift to online sales, Best Buy laid off 5,000 employees and is moving to smaller...