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62 THE SHOP FEBRUARY 2019 through the car's stereo. But there remain a lot of consumers who still have CDs and want to use them in their new vehicles. So, we are constantly installing CD players that integrate with the new factory radios to meet their needs. It pays to remember that not everybody wants the latest technology. Many drivers prefer a setup they know and are comfort- able with. What steps should we take now that could lead to business opportunities in the future? One thing is to get involved with your community and local municipalities. As opportunities such as outfitting connected vehicles grow in the future, it's expected that government fleets will lead the way, with the private sector following closely behind. Being recognized as a potential vendor when these opportunities arise in the future is vital. Make connections now, so you can understand the fleet's unique needs when the time is right. It's time to get to work. When you think about it, the next two years are already planned out for vehicle manufacturers and, quite frankly, it looks like the work we're doing on vehicles now is the same as what we'll be doing in a couple of years. Always keep an eye on the future, but don't miss out on popular electronics opportunities that exist today. JOSH POULSON is the principal of Auto Additions in Columbus, Ohio, which was named Restyler of the Year, 2012-'13. Auto Addi- tions offers a complete line of product upgrades, including 12-volt and appearance packages with a specific focus on the dealership segment. Josh currently serves on the SEMA PRO council and was named 2015-'16 Person of the Year at the 2015 SEMA Show. Technology Transfer Stan- dard key fob- based remote start systems like the newly redesigned Prestige Security and Remote Start product line from VOXX Electronics Corp. re- main popular with drivers who understand the technology and feel comfortable using it. (Photos courtesy VOXX Electronics)

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