CEA PREDICTS SALES OF IN-VEHICLE ELECTRONICS WILL GROW TO $12.8 BILLION
Sales of in-vehicle consumer electronics (CE) will grow at a rate of 13 percent in 2008 to more than $12.8 billion, according to a recent study released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).West Coast Hot-Rod Legend Boyd Coddington dies
The Associated Press is reporting that car-building legend Boyd Coddington, whose cable TV reality show "American Hot Rod" introduced the nation to the West Coast hot rod guru, has died. He was 63.DuPont Helps Auto OEMs Achieve Reduced Emissions
In a breakthrough for structural automotive components, DuPont announced that its reinforced DuPont™ Zytel® nylon resin has replaced steel in exhaust system parts on all Volkswagen vehicles built on the current Golf platform, cutting weight of the component by nearly 50 percent.VALUE, PERFORMANCE DRIVE SONY'S LATEST NAV-U NAVIGATION DEVICES
For drivers geared toward value, Sony Electronics is announcing that its new nav-u™ personal navigation devices (models NV-U73T and NV-U83T) are now available at retail and online stores for about $300 and $400, respectively.PIONEER’S SECOND ANNUAL SOUND BUILD-OFF COMPETITION COMMENCES
Following a successful event last spring in Tucson, Arizona, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. has announced the second annual Pioneer Sound Build-Off. Twenty-two of Pioneer’s Premier nationwide retailers, including the top five that participated in last year’s event as well as the People’s Choice winner, are being challenged to build the best sounding demo vehicle using select Premier-branded audio equipment.
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