Ford left its car factory in Kentucky for a week because the auto industry is trying to solve the semiconductor shortage problem. ABC News According to reports, the automaker produces Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair SUVs at its assembly plant in Louisville, and it reportedly employs about 3,900 workers per hour. CNBC. Ford said that the factory that was scheduled to shut down later this year plans to shut down for a week and move it to this week.
Ford joined Nissan, and Nissan said it would reduce production at one of its factories in Japan, which would make Note a car not sold in the United States.A Nissan spokesperson said the semiconductor shortage has not affected the company’s production in the United States
Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota also reported problems in the semiconductor supply chain. Fiat Chrysler temporarily closed factories in Canada and Mexico. Volkswagen said in December that it had changed some of its car production in North America, Europe and China.
Cars use more semiconductors for functions such as infotainment, driver assistance, and Bluetooth connectivity than in the past. In recent months, demand for cars has exceeded supply. During the coronavirus pandemic, factories manufacturing semiconductors had to be closed, which also caused delays in the production of personal computers and affected the production of Apple iPhone 1