Car News

Kenwood-2019-radios
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Kenwood Ships 7-Inch Flagship Radios

KENWOOD USA is about to ship its 7-inch all-wireless CarPlay/Android Auto radios, originally delayed by the bankruptcy of...

Onkyo purchased Sound United
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Directed’s Sister Company Buys Onkyo

Sound United, part of DEI Holdings, which also owns Directed, has reached a deal to buy Onkyo’s consumer...

Metra kits for Pioneer
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Metra Ships Kits for Pioneer

Metra Electronics is shipping two new dash kits made exclusively for Pioneer's new 8-inch "floating screen" radios.  These...

MTI Acoustics car speaker boxes
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Kick Ass Speaker Boxes From Texas

MTI Acoustics is making the jump from a boutique, direct-to-customer seller of car speaker enclosures to a national...

three car audio distributor announcements
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Three Overdue Distributor Updates

Here are three distributor updates, including two important announcements in car audio distribution that occurred in the past...

Alpine-JVCKenwood
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JVCKenwood, Alpine Report Full Year Results

JVCKenwood saw higher sales and profits for its full fiscal year 2018 which ended in April. Alpine, which...

Google Assistant Driving Mode
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Google Shifts its Car-Phone Strategy

Google has scrapped its Android Auto app for phones and replaced it with an updated Google Assistant app...

12 Volt Tariffs
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12 Volt Prepares for Tariff Gut Punch

12 volt suppliers are in mixed stages of preparedness for a possible tariff hike on many Chinese electronics...

Android Auto
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Meet the New Android Auto

Google announced a full overhaul of its Android Auto interface, which will roll out this summer to all...

12 volt distributor Velocity
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New 12 Volt Distributor Launches

Velocity is a new Houston-based car audio distributor founded in January, which has already secured leading brands including...

Mobileye
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Update on Mobileye

Mobileye is stepping up its focus on the retail side of its business and launching a training program...

Andy Wehmeyer training car stereo
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10 Tips For Selling DSP

As we reported, many retailers still find Digital Signal Processors a difficult category to master. For the retailer...

Ken Ward Educar Training
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Many Dealers Clueless About DSP

The vast majority of car audio dealers, up to 90 percent, are still burying their heads in the...

Ford DVR Thinkware
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One of First DVR Options by Car Maker

Thinkware announced several of its dash cam bundles, available through EchoMaster, have been certified for Ford Motor Company's...

Waylens-4G Secure360
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Waylens 4G Security Goes DIY

Waylens, Inc. announced a do-it-yourself install version of its innovative 4G DVR/security system that lets you peer into...

Amazon hi-res audio music streaming
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Amazon May Push Into Hi-Res Audio

Amazon is preparing to launch a new Hi-Res Audio music streaming service that would undercut the monthly fees...

Rydeen 360 degree smart mirror
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Mirror Monitors Get Smarter

Aftermarket rear view smart mirrors are taking a few leaps forward in technology and size. Top of the...

Cartronix displays from Avidworx
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Rough Start to 2019

Many 12 volt retailers and suppliers reported a rough start to 2019, although some said sales began to...

Hyundai smartphone control
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Smartphones Will Control More Car Functions

Sure, smartphones can remote start a car, or track it and more.  But Hyundai is taking phone control...

Anker Roav Bolt
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Google’s First Car Accessory

In yet another sign that voice assistants are taking over infotainment, Google has teamed with accessory maker Anker...