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Brett Solomon has been covering the world of car electronics since 1993 as a true enthusiast. He was the Editor-at-Large of CarSound & Performance Magazine. More recently, he has written for the automotive trade, but he still loves the consumer! He is a member of the International Motor Press Association.

Wanna know what is better than pounding 90s Rock? A pounding Rockford system.

  Just as I was enjoying my own Rockford marine speakers and can vouch for the quality, I got the heads-up on Rockford’s latest concert sponsorship.  A little 90s Rock action to not Sully the experience.  And that’d be Godsmack’s Sully. Rockford Fosgate announced it is once again the official audio sponsor of the Rockstar more »

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Clarion heats up the summer with its Summer Roadtrip Sweepstakes

Clarion announced its Summer Roadtrip Sweepstakes promotion, and the icing on the cake is a Kate Spade tote stuffed with an NX604 multimedia powerhouse.

Noteworthy: I like the Nissan Versa Note’s Versa-tile head unit

Unlike some econobox head units that force you into an either/or scenario, the Nissan Versa Note’s head unit can display nav directions and media details

Fortissimo Fiat: We spend some time in the Fiat 500L

The lilliputian Fiat 500 may be the real-life counterpart to Luigi in the Disney “Cars” movies, but the Fiat 500L is just plain Euro weird — in a good way.

Review: Rockford Fosgate M282 marine speaker hits the water

Rockford Fosgate delivers when it comes to the marine audio speaker game.

Noteworthy: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV fuel economy notes

After spending a week with the Nissan Versa Note SV, I had to throw it into my own comparo of recent competitors: The Ford Fiesta SFE and Mitsubishi Mirage.

Audi slated to do some self-driving Monday in Florida in the Tampa area

Audi is slated to be the first vehicle manufacturer to use the Selmon Expressway in Tampa as an automated driving and connected car test facility. According to the release Audi will be demonstrating its highly automated Piloted driving technology in an Audi A7 equipped to handle driving functions on freeway conditions up to 40 mph. more »

Kenwood saying ‘Who needs CarPlay?’ We can give that functionality even better without phone contraints…

Pioneer and Alpine had recently made their forays into Apple’s CarPlay in the aftermarket.  Kenwood is going with a different approach. They prefer using their aftermarket unit’s horsepower.  Coupled to Siri in, it gives drivers more features and flexibility compared to the constraints of working within the CarPlay sandbox.  After all, what if you got more »

Rockford at Sturgis Again! Paul Yaffe and Brian Jenkins in the house.

Not that the exhaust isn’t loud enough, but at least the tunes will be rocking too!  Rockford Fosgate will be the featured Motorcycle Audio company of the of the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2014. Rockford Fosgate will demonstrate its line of acclaimed motorcycle gear in its booth location on Lazelle Street in downtown Sturgis, SD more »

I want to be a holdout in the 2070 fully autonomous world

This infographic shows what several industry pundit-types think will be our autonomous vehicle future. I’ll be the one resisting the tide.

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Hack a Tesla, win 10 grand! And we have a winner!

The problem with a “hack a Tesla, win 10 grand” prize is if you are lucky enough to own a Tesla, futzing with the control modules to hack them would probably not bode too well for the warranty claims. But, at a hacking conference called Symposium on Security for Asia Network (SyScan) to be held in Beijing, China more »

smart fortwo and forfour debut in Europe, JBL brings the noise

smart has teamed with Harman to bring JBL sound to the newly redesigned smart fortwo and forfour city cars for the first time.

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