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News   October 28, 2019   by Allan Janssen

NUMBERS: Recalls, V2X technology, and unhappy workers

Stats that put the North American automotive aftermarket into perspective


The vast majority of Canadian admit they have only a vague knowledge of coming autonomous technology.

Canadian Automobile Association, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Tool


11.2 million

The number of new vehicles around the world expected to be equipped with V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communications technology by 2024. Production of light vehicles equipped with V2X systems in 2019 will be just under 15,000 units.

IHS Markit



Number of full-EV models expected to have been launched globally by 2022, including 60-plus just in China. Volkswagen plans 70 new EV models by 2028. BMW plans 12 EV models by 2025.




Percentage of Canadian employees who are not engaged at work. Approximately 15 per cent are ‘actively disengaged’ at work. Only 25 per cent are actively immersed in their job.

Canada Human Resources Centre


$350 billion

The annual cost of unhappy workers cost in lost productivity to the North American business economy.

Canada Human Resources Centre



In a survey last year of nearly 35,000 dealership service technicians in Canada and the U.S. nearly 1 in 4 expressed high overall satisfaction with the job. That was far below the levels of service managers (57%), parts managers (44%) and service advisers (42%).

Carlisle & Company



Number of vehicle recalls issued in the U.S. in 2018 affecting more than 35 million vehicles.

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


57 million

Number of vehicles on American roads that are subject to a recall notice but have yet to be repaired.

Recall Clarity


DOWN 15.3%

Sales of passenger vehicles in Canada so far in 2019 (Jan. 1 through Aug. 22), falling from 362,399 units in the same period of 2018 to 306,801 units this year. Light truck sales have meanwhile remained virtually steady year-over-year with 846,839 units sold.

DesRosiers Automotive Consultants



Share of women among self-employed workers in 2018 – up from 26% in 1976.

Statistics Canada study “Self-employed Canadians: Who and Why?”



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