By far the most common business use of texting is to schedule appointments. A distant second is alerts and notifications (23%), customer support (21%), and billing (11%). Only 9% of business texting is for marketing purposes.
Ratio of Canadian workers who were self-employed in 2018 (15% of total employment). That’s up from 12% in 1976.
Statistics Canada study “Self-employed Canadians: Who and Why?”
Percentage of Canadians who have concerns about accountability in the event of a crash involving an autonomous vehicle. Other concerns were vehicle hacking (59%), and the theft of driver-generated data (53%).
Canadian Automobile Association, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Tool
Percentage of new light vehicle registrations in Canada dedicated to fleets in 2018. That’s up slightly from 2017 (19.9%) and 2016 (19.6%).
IHS Markit, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants
The inventory of unsold vehicles at the end of April 2019 – a 10-year high. Slowing sales in April meant dealers and automakers had an estimated 78 days’ worth of sales of unsold vehicles on their lots. That’s the highest since 2009 (85 days).
258 million litres
Amount of fuel Canadian drivers are expected to waste in 2019 due to tire underinflation. That amount of gasoline will produce emissions totaling 593,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide.