Apr 22, 2021

Jaguar Land Rover suspends output due to chip shortage

Jaguar Land Rover is shutting its two main car factories temporarily due to a shortage of computer chips. Modern cars contain complex electronics and are heavily reliant on semiconductors, which are used in systems ranging from engine management to parking cameras. Today's cars are computers on wheels, festooned with electronics such as engine management systems, driver aids, cameras and entertainment gadgets. Last year, car production was heavily cut back as a result of the Covid pandemic. Semiconductor suppliers turned their attention to consumer electronics, an industry which was booming.

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