Car News

Boss Audio
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The King of CarPlay and Android Auto

We sat down with BOSS Audio Systems CEO and Founder Sam Rabanni to learn how BOSS Audio made...

Tariff Update
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Update on Tariffs

Tariffs, as you recall, are costing suppliers up to 30 percent on some car audio goods and contributing...

Best Buy outlook
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Best Buy’s Retail Outlook

Best Buy said it is feeling the pinch of inflation in its latest earnings report. Consumers are now...

De Sclafani Launches New Company
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Industry Vet Launches New Company

A veteran of the 12 volt interface industry, Rich De Sclafani, announced he has formed his own company...

Alpine Ships New Halo Car Radios
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Alpine Unique Feature Due in Summer

Alpine is expected to announce this summer an update to its SiriusXM radio capability.  Through a USB update,...

12 volt sales slowdown
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Where’s the Traffic?

A short poll of retailers, reps and suppliers found that store traffic is down significantly at most 12...

Cicada motorcycle audio
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Cicada Launches New Motorcycle Audio Line

Cicada Audio, the new motorcycle-only audio brand by car audio veteran Larry Frederick will launch a new amplifier...

VOXX fiscal 2022 report
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VOXX Reports Aftermarket Sales

VOXX International's aftermarket automotive business grew about 15 percent during the recent year ended February 28.  Sales rose...

Ai Design floor
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12V When Money is No Object

There are a number of car audio/automotive shops around the country led by craftsmen that take 12 volt...

Stop Bad Online Reviews
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5 Steps to Prevent Bad Online Reviews

By Mr. Retail If someone had told me two years ago that one of the biggest fall outs...

Best Buy outlook
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Best Buy’s News

This week, Best Buy said it will double the number of its open box/outlet stores over the next...

SEMA Report Car Audio 2022
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Car Audio Growth Figures: SEMA

Over the past 12 months car audio manufacturers saw their sales grow 22 percent in the category of...

More Headaches OEMS
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More Tough Breaks for OEMs

Some car companies are enduring a difficult month. BMW is shipping certain vehicles without Apple CarPlay or Android...

Alpine Status
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Alpine to Show More Affordable Status at KnowledgeFest

Alpine (Alps Alpine North America) will unveil its recently announced Status system at KnowledgeFest in Orlando, FL, June...

Alps Alpine-JVCKenwood
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JVCKenwood, Alps Alpine Report Full Year Results

JVCKenwood and Alps Alpine reported full year results for the Japanese financial year ended March 31. Both companies...

Motorcyle audio sound off
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Motorcycle Sound Offs: Sign of a Rising Market

Just as the boom in car audio in the 80's brought with it the phenomenon of car audio...

Alpine Hi-Res 2DIN Radio
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Alpine Ships New Hi-Res 2DIN Deck

Alpine is now shipping the iLX-507, a double DIN, 7-inch receiver with Hi-Resolution Audio and a Hi-Res screen....

Top car radio
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Top Selling AV Receiver Q1

The hottest selling feature for car radios in 2022 is simply keeping CarPlay/Android Auto models in stock. This...

Firstech New Dashcam
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Firstech Dashcam Strategy, New M7

Firstech believes over the next ten years, the aftermarket dashcam market will grow exponentially in North America. The...

semiconductor chip
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Intel Revises Chip Shortage Forecast

Months ago, Intel predicted the chip shortage would continue until 2023.  Now, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says the...