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Ford to sell cars without some non-safety related chips, install them later

DETROIT – Amid an ongoing chip lack, Ford is reportedly scheduling to ship and offer motor vehicles without having specific non-essential chips as the automaker promotions with a pile of unfinished cars.

Automotive Information reports that Ford told dealerships on Saturday that they program to sell motor vehicles with out chips for some non-safety characteristics, with designs to put in them in the by now-sold vehicles within a calendar year.

Ford, like other automakers, has been working with a lack of semiconductor microchips, and have a rising inventory of autos waiting around for chips.

Ford isn’t the initial to do away with some chip-run features. GM temporarily dropped heated seats in some designs before this calendar year.

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EXPLAINER: A shortage of chips feeds frustration, inflation

Previously this yr, In an hard work to improve auto semiconductor chip manufacturing to address a world lack hitting the auto market, Ford introduced a new partnership with GlobalFoundries.

The collaboration aims to advance semiconductor producing and know-how improvement in the United States, aiming to strengthen chip materials for Ford and the U.S. automotive marketplace.

Past 7 days, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined President Biden, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Director of the Countrywide Financial Council Brian Deese, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, and critical private sector leaders at the White Property to speak about financial competitiveness laws and urge comprehensive funding for the CHIPS Act.

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