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Apple Emily Schubert CarKey
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Apple Announces CarKey

It was leaked in February, but now Apple has officially announced its new CarKey function to be available in...

Focal: Selling High End Car Audio
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How to Sell High End Audio

“We’ve been taught to sell technology and features but that’s the last thing we’re selling.   It’s the passion...

BioPledge sanitizing cars
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Sanitizing Cars Professionally

For those who would like to offer car sanitizing as a paid service or as a perk to...

shortages car stereo
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When Will Shortages End?

As car audio sales continue their surge, shortages are mounting to the point of concern by some retailers....

SAE panel aftermarket
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Aftermarket Asks Ford For Upgrade Path

Chris Cook of the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA) asked Ford executive Tim Yerdon for clear guidelines on upgrading...

Solo car
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3 Automotive Innovations

Here are some updates on automotive innovations and novelties:   A New 'Motorcycle-Car'   https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/10/business/electrameccanica-solo-motorcycle-car.html?auth=login-email&login=email   A new...

Alpine Kenwood new decks delayed
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Car Audio New Releases Pushed Back Due to COVID

Some of the hot new car audio products that were due this spring or summer have been pushed...

Cerwin Vega Pro Home Merges With Mobile
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Cerwin Vega Buys Cerwin Vega Pro & Home

Cerwin-Vega Inc., with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA has announced today that it has acquired the Cerwin-Vega! Pro...

Best Buy tests reopening car stereo installation
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Best Buy Opens 800 Stores to No-Appointment Shopping

Starting Monday, June 15, Best Buy will allow customers to shop in stores without an appointment in 800...

SiriusXM COVID
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SiriusXM Reports on COVID Impact

SiriusXM said slower car sales are impacting its acquisition of new satellite radio subscribers.  Also, sales of satellite...

Quality-Car-STereo
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NPD Preview on May Car Audio Sales

Not surprisingly, car audio sales to consumers were up from from the second week of April through most...

PPP loan information
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Fed Loosens PPP Rules

If you received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and want more flexibility in how you use it,...

Sound Chamber, Columbus OH burnt looting
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Car Audio Stores Looted This Week

Alongside the many peaceful protests this week following the killing of George Floyd, there were rioters and looters,...

Best Buy tests reopening car stereo installation
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Best Buy Responds to George Floyd’s Killing

Best Buy, based in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, is committing to assist in permanent change "in...

Pioneer Ted Cardenas
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A Conversation With Pioneer

May car audio sales were a surprise, and better, most likely, than any supplier expected, said Pioneer USA...

Car Audio Product Shortages
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Are You Stockpiling Inventory Against Shortages?

Now that most markets are open for business, and many car audio dealers are seeing unprecedented sales, shortages...

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K40 Ships New Platinum Series Radar Detectors

K40 Electronics announced it has released its new Platinum Series of custom-installed radar detectors, offering better range, and...

car audio knowledgefest trade show
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State of the Car Audio Market

Some industry executives estimate that the COVID-19 pandemic cost the industry about $80 million in sales between late...

Pioneer teams with Continental on infotainment
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Pioneer Teams With Continental on Future Cars

Auto parts giant Continental has teamed with Pioneer Corporation to jointly create a car cockpit of the future....

Dynaudio new US distributor for car audio
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Dynaudio Gets New US Distributor

Dynaudio, a high end car audio sound systems will now be distributed by the new ARPA of America...