Automakers are adapting to the microchip shortage

With the crisis unlikely to go away any time soon, the industry is set to take chip production into its own hands. By Jacob Moreton

The global microchip shortage has rocked the automotive industry. Without adequate resources to develop a litany of features—from parking sensors to entertainment systems—many automakers have been forced to adapt their production plans. Toyota recently announced it would cut production by 40%—some 360,000 cars—while Ford, Volkswagen, Audi and Volvo have all interrupted or halted output at major plants across Europe and the US.

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