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Ford F150 Lightning EV Truck
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Get Ready for EV Trucks!

When trucks go electric, that's when electric vehicles (EVs) will become relevant to many automotive aftermarket retailers, said...

CarPlay Glitch
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New CarPlay Glitch

Car audio retailers may want to keep an eye out for a CarPlay glitch experienced by some iPhone...

Apple announced iOS15 features
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Apple’s HiFi Audio Announcement and You

The car audio industry may benefit from an improved audio service just announced by Apple. Apple announced Monday...

VOXX Expects More OEM Deals
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VOXX Ramping up Automotive OEM Deals

Back in February last year, VOXX signed a deal with Amazon to offer Fire TV in its rear...

Ford OTA Update for Alexa, CarPlay
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Ford Improves Sync Just Like That

In new seamless over-the-air updates, Ford will improve its Sync 4 infotainment system, providing a CarPlay update to...

Alps Alpine JVCKenwood Earnings
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Alps Alpine and JVCKenwood Full Year Sales

JVCKenwood reported higher profits on lower sales for the full financial year ending March 31, while Alps Alpine...

Pioneer Intros Three Marine Amplifiers
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Pioneer Intros Three Marine Amplifiers

Pioneer Electronics  introduced three Class-D amplifiers designed for the marine environment, including two that are compact and waterproof....

Metra Civic TurboTouch Kit Ships
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Metra Ships New Advanced Civic Kit

Metra Electronics is shipping its first dash kit for late model Honda Civics under the TurboTouch line, offering...

Rules of Head Unit Sales Change in Pandemic
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New Rules of Head Unit Sales

The rules of engagement for selling head units are shifting due to their new-found popularity and, unfortunately, scarcity....

JVCKenwood HUD Technology
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JVCKenwood’s New HUD Technology

JVCKENWOOD Corporation of Japan has developed a technology to improve the image on aftermarket, OEM and other Heads...

Car Makers Delete Infotainment Features Chip Shortage
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Car Makers Delete Infotainment Features Due to Shortages

As chip shortages drag on, car makers are taking to removing features including navigation and camera-based rear view...

Second Tier Car Stereo Brands in Short Supply
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Even Second Tier Suppliers Running Out

Three Tier 2 suppliers are out of CarPlay radios this week in some or all of their lines....

SiriusXM Guardian Jeep, Chrysler
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Chrysler, Jeep Adopt SiriusXM Crash Warning Feature

SiriusXM is offering a vehicle crash warning alert feature that is now included in Uconnect for Jeep, Chrysler,...

Sony Revives Mobile ES
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Sony Brings Back Specialists’ Mobile ES Line

Sony Electronics is bringing back the Mobile ES line with new high end speakers and subwoofers. Back in...

VOXX Expects More OEM Deals
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VOXX to Buy Onkyo’s Home AV Business

VOXX International announced it plans to partner up with Sharp Corporation to buy the home AV business of...

New Boyo Automotive Monitors
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New BOYO Monitors From Vision Tech

Press Release: Fullerton CA - Vision Tech America, Inc. (BOYO) unveiled the VTM7012QFHD and VTM9003QFHD, feature-rich 7” and...

Best Buy to sell luggage, patio furniture
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Best Buy President and CE Veteran to Exit Chain

Long time consumer electronics leader and Best Buy President and Chief Operating Officer, Mike Mohan, will exit the...

AAMP Acquires M2M in Motion
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AAMP Global Buys M2M in Motion to Bolster Fleet Telematics

AAMP Global will expand its role in fleet electronics with the purchase of M2M in Motion, a fleet...

Ford's New Screen Tie-In
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Ford’s New Infotainment Screen Tie-In

The Ford F150 is getting a new feature that ties into the truck's touchscreen and rear taillight. The...

Ford Cuts Production Due to Chip Shortages
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Ford Cuts Production in Half Due to Chip Shortages

After losing 17 percent of its production due to chip shortages in the first quarter, Ford announced it...