I just returned from CES Unveiled event in NYC. This is the pre-press conference for the CES show in Las Vegas. According to Karen Chupka, Senior Vice President of Events, nine of the top ten automakers will be displaying their wares at the event. The list was rattled off too quickly to see who the more »
LAS VEGAS, NV – Hyundai has announced the creation of a new factory crate engine program. Under the program, the Lambda 3.8-liter, direct-injected V6 and Theta 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engines will be offered to aftermarket tuners at a significantly lower cost than an equivalent replacement engine. The new engine program begins availability in December 2013. more »
LAS VEGAS, NV – Sylvania Automotive Lighting has ushered in a new era of vehicle lighting with their Sylvania ZEVO Automotive LED Lighting line, which brings the customized style and signature look of light-emitting diode (LED) technology on high-end vehicles to the aftermarket. Recent advancements in LED allow for aftermarket products to have the brightness more »
SEMA, it has been said, is a time for the tackiest displays of aftermarket automotive add-ons, but as this 2014 Ford Transit Connect Hot Wheels concept shows, it’s also a time to make grown-up kids like yours truly green with envy.
The winner of the Chrysler Custom Challenge was picked at the SEMA 2013 show on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
We just got the scoop on Pioneer’s latest single-DIN receivers. You know, it really is a great time to be involved in car audio. If you are a person who lives for their smartphone and forgo the CD mechanism (because you haven’t had a CD in your car since 2008), the unit to watch more »
Kudos to Escort for taking top billing at the SEMA show New Product Showcase Award in the Mobile Electronics category. Criteria included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal, and marketability. Of course, we would expect nothing less from the uber-detector.
AKRON, OH – In many parts of North America, the cold is coming, along with the prospects of ice, snow, slush and generally sloppy weather for driving. According to the tire experts at Goodyear, now marks the time for drivers to actively prepare their vehicles for what lies ahead. A new tool to help combat more »
VISTA, CA – Have you ever had a bad feeling there is a security risk at your home while away? Instead of panicking or waking up the neighbor, now you can simply check your smartphone app. has launched Viper Home, an affordable, self-installed home security monitoring system that is completely controlled from a smartphone. Viper more »
I had mentioned before that we received a Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit to review, and that it might be a good option for anyone whose car has a head unit with an AUX input port, but no Bluetooth voice calling capability. The thing I realized when I actually put the Kinivo BTC450 to more »
WILLIAMS, AZ – KC HiLiTES, the pioneer of off-road lighting, has officially released several new families of to market. With a wide selection of LEDs to complement KC’s quality driven performance HIDs and Halogens, consumers are empowered to create their own custom light balance. The entry level C-Series LEDs are the perfect blend of value more »
…but just barely. However, for a good-looking Audi this is a good starting point. However, at the bargain-basement price point, look to recoup your money and then purchase aftermarket infotainment equipment. Or save some money and go all-in with 4G LTE connectivity and Bang & Olufsen sound from the OEM. From Audi: Audi today announced more »