Sam joins Leo to talk about Ford's on and off manufacturing of the Ford F150, which is caused by a chip shortage. During the pandemic, Ford closed manufacturing for several months and canceled chip orders. This caused factories to shift to other chip designs that were in demand. Now that things are opening up, Ford is stuck without parts, and they have to wait for manufactures to get back to it.
In other car news, V2X cellular communication. In the future, cars will communicate with just about everything, which will give navigation software more accuracy. It also promises to make driving safer as cars communicate with each other, mobile phones, etc. Imagine a car, which knows that a pedestrian is crossing the street before they even come into view?
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