Connexion Non-Executive Director, Mr Gregory Ross, shares with us some of his insights below. These are also published on Mr Ross’ company site here.


Connected Car Helps Drive Automotive Retail Consolidation

Connected Car Helps Drive Automotive Retail Consolidation

by Greg Ross December 02, 2021 Originally published in Dealer Marketing Magazine Automotive Retail is Consolidating It’s no secret that significant consolidation of automotive retail is underway. Every week, Automotive News reports additional acquisitions by the leading retail consolidators. Earlier this year, Automotive News reported that the consolidation trend has continued steadily over the past 10 years – even through …

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Dealers Will Soon Have More Choices for Connected Car Services

Dealers Will Soon Have More Choices for Connected Car Services

Originally published in Dealer Marketing Magazine Native Connected Car Services Now Coming to Dealerships In past articles, I’ve touched on the many services that dealers can expect from Connected Car technology. Some of these have included vehicle location, lock/unlock, key management, theft notifications, diagnostics, inventory audits, loaner and demo administration, service reminders, and many more. Together, these services …

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Are Dealers Ready for “Telematics Right to Repair?”

Are Dealers Ready for “Telematics Right to Repair?”

by Greg Ross August 23, 2021 Originally published in Dealer Marketing Magazine “Right to Repair” Significantly Expanded In the November, 2020 election, voters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed a ballot initiative, Question 1, by an overwhelming margin (75% approved). Question 1 requires that OEM’s make diagnostic data collected remotely — through OEM telematics systems — available to …

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Connected Car Opportunities in Parts and Service

Connected Car Opportunities in Parts and Service

by Greg Ross July 27, 2021 Originally Published in Dealer Marketing Magazine Connected Car Opportunities in Parts and Service There has been a lot of attention paid to opportunities for Connected Car technologies in Sales and F&I, with ideas like personalized shopping, deliveries, and data-based F&I products. But there are also several opportunities for dealers to use …

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