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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.

Tesla owners take out an ad in Palo Alto to get what they want

When you write a CEO, it is usually to complain about poor service. However, Tesla owners wanted to let the company know directly about issues with the car.

The lengthy Li: Bangin’ Bang and Olufsen sound in BMW 750Li

Everyone wants me to cut to the chase…Burmester in the S Class or Bang and Olufsen in the 7-series? It’s a tough choice.

First Ford App Developer Conference to be held September 8

Ford Motor Company announced it will hold “the auto industry’s first app developer conference” as part of the Connected Car Expo at Super Mobility Week.

Audi does the Emmy Awards. Again. Still.

Audi is supporting a number of Television Academy events celebrating the 66th Emmy Awards. Prepare to be bombarded by Audis during the Primetime Emmys.

It pays to get MERA & MECP people to install mobile electronics

There can be a lot of potential pitfalls of installing complex electronics into modern vehicles. That’s why a MERA certified installer is a wise choice.

Stuntin’ and Flossin’ with your new Grille- RBP Style

No better way of getting attention than blinging up your grille.  And if it is your goal to have the most badass big Silverado in the neighborhood, Rolling Big Power (RBP) has your back.  The manufacturer and supplier of high performance aftermarket exhausts, wheels, grilles, and accessories for customizing gas and diesel powered trucks, has introduced three new custom more »

EFX Core Amp Installation Kits do the twist, cut noise

Ma Bell learned long ago that a certain amount of twists in a length of wire cuts noise. Scosche’s EFX Core Amp Installation Kits apply that to car audio.

The Lengthy Li: Backseat fun in the BMW 750Li

Luckily for those of us with children who aren’t entertained by simply looking out the windows, the BMW 750Li’s rear-seat entertainment system delivers.

Don’t Ram it in! Use a Metra 2002-2005 Dodge Ram Retrofit

For those who cannot have another monthly payment, the 2002-2005 Dodge Ram is a pretty bulletproof choice. But that ye olde Mopar parts bin head unit has to go. Lucky, then, that Metra Electronics has released a 2002-2005 Dodge Ram retrofit kit for aftermarket head units.

Pioneer’s new head units make Bluetooth pairing a little easier

Everyone likes a smooth Bluetooth pairing experience.  No one like a Bluetooth fight.  So Pioneer figured out this novel approach.  Rather than cue up the head unit, go into the iPhone, find the Settings, make sure that the head unit hasn’t left the pairing sequence while you were digging thru the iPhone, find the car more »

Alpine ships X-009 head unit. Shows F150 and Silverado love!

Lyndon and I love simple work trucks.  Utilitarian.  Typically easy to fix.  And you don’t feel so bad if you get a minor scratch in the bed or ding in the door.  But don’t you find that you spend more time in the work truck than your pride-and-joy weekend roadster?  I certainly do.  So I more »

The Lengthy Li: Can the big BMW 750Li take on the S500?

Feature for feature, probably it is an even contest between the BMW 750Li and the Mercedes-Benz S500. A dead heat. But for driving dynamics, the BMW may have the edge.

In technology, the S Class pulls ahead. However, there are a few tricks up the big Bimmer’s sleeve to make it not a tech bummer at all.

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