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VAIS to introduce SEER at SEMA 2019
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VAIS to Enter Convenience/Safety Market

VAIS Technology, maker of satellite radio interfaces, is expanding into a new product category to be named SEER....

Kenwood changes pricing due to tariffs
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Kenwood Shifts its Tariff Strategy

Kenwood is changing its pricing strategy in reaction to tariffs on Chinese goods including amplifiers. It is switching...

Best Buy free next day delivery
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Best Buy Fights Amazon With New Shipping Offer

Best Buy is responding to Amazon Prime's fast and free shipping this holiday season with a free, next-day...

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12V Dealer Expands into Used Cars

Last year, Rogers Stereo, the 43-year old car stereo chain based in South Carolina, entered the side-business of...

Gregg Thomas Joins Car Toys as VP MErch
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New Head Buyer at Car Toys

Car Toys has appointed a new head buyer for the 50-store chain.  Gregg Thomas has assumed the post...

Pixel 4
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Google Phones First With Radar

Google's new Pixel 4 smartphones announced Tuesday, are the first to include radar.  The technology is used to...

Dow Electronics moves up the East Coast
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Distributor DOW to Expand Up the East Coast

DOW Electronics, a distributor in the South/Southwest, plans to extend its reach up the East Coast through New...

Ford makes FordPass Free For Life
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Ford Makes Phone-Remote-Start Free for Life

Since 2015, Ford has offered the ability to remote start your car from a smartphone as a free...

Directed renegotiates dealer contracts
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Directed Updates Dealer Agreements

Directed is updating its agreements with more than 2,500 dealers to adapt to new challenges from the Internet,...

tariffs may be rolled back
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Tariff Hike Averted For Now

On Friday, President Trump reached an agreement with China to hold off raising the tariff on certain goods...

Holoride
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Holoride Brings VR Entertainment to the Car

Holoride, a startup developing a virtual reality entertainment system for the car, was first introduced at CES in...

Recall BMW, Nissan for backup cameras
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4+ Car Makers Issue Backup Camera Recall

Following on the heels of Toyota's backup camera recall in August, BMW, Nissan and Infiniti announced recalls on...

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New Advanced Mirror, Dashcam From Metra

Metra Electronics will introduce at the SEMA Show next month a 360-degree automotive replacement mirror that simultaneous  records...

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Dashcam Sales Finally Taking Off

Car audio companies began selling dashcams a few years back in the hopes that the high demand in...

Memphis Audio
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Four Distributor/Rep Announcements

For the first time, Memphis Car Audio and SounDigital will sell their car audio lines through distribution in...

Microsoft Surface Duo
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The New Smartphones

Following a long dry period when it came to innovation in smartphones, there’s new life heading to the...

Nakamichi car audio
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New Leader of Nakamichi Reveals Strategy

Nakamichi appointed as National Sales Manager industry veteran Robin McNeal, a former manager at Clarion, PowerBass and most...

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12V Tech of the Year Named by MECP

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced the recipient of the Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) Technician of...

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Android Auto Wireless Now Works With Samsung Phones

Until now, the only smartphones that would work with Google's Android Auto Wireless feature were Pixel and Nexus...

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Update on Alexa Decks (Updated)

JVC Mobile Entertainment late last month became the second aftermarket supplier to ship car radios equipped with the...