Ford and Nissan will cut vehicle production due to a shortage of chips

VW also had problems.

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Chip bottlenecks not only affect your access to CPUs and GPUs but the auto market as well.

Ford and Nissan cut production in response to semiconductor shortages. Ford is rolling an SUV plant in Louisville, Kentucky, this week, increasing downtime previously slated for later in 2021.

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Nissan, meanwhile, is cutting production at its Japanese plant in Oppama.

Other brands may also have problems. Volkswagen said in December that it was changing production in China, Europe, and North America in light of the shortage.

Fiat Chrysler and Toyota have also discussed production issues. GM didn’t have to cut production, spokesman David Barnas told, but it is keeping an eye on chip-related issues.

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The shortage occurred in late 2020 after car demand rose for two months after pandemic-induced factory shutdowns.

These problems can be difficult to avoid at a time when car production and demand are unstable.

Modern cars rely heavily on chips for driver assistance functions, infotainment systems, and basics like management. Until chip availability and car demand are under control, delays and limited inventory can be relatively common.

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