The assembly line that produces both the electric vehicle Renault Zoe and the hybrid vehicle Nissan Micra, at Flins-sur-Seine, the largest Renault production site in France, on May 6, 2020. Photo: AFP The assembly line that produces both the electric vehicle Renault Zoe and the hybrid vehicle Nissan Micra, at Flins-sur-Seine, the largest Renault production site in France, on May 6, 2020. Photo: AFP
The assembly line that produces both the electric vehicle Renault Zoe and the hybrid vehicle Nissan Micra, at Flins-sur-Seine, the largest Renault production site in France, on May 6, 2020. Photo: AFP
Semiconductors

Carmakers are stripping out digital bells and whistles as global chips shortages send assemblers back to analogue features

  • Nissan is leaving navigation systems out of thousands of vehicles that typically would have them, while Ram no longer offers its 1500 pickups with a standard “intelligent” rear-view mirror that monitors for blind spots
  • Renault has stopped offering an oversized digital screen behind the steering wheel on its Arkana SUV

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The assembly line that produces both the electric vehicle Renault Zoe and the hybrid vehicle Nissan Micra, at Flins-sur-Seine, the largest Renault production site in France, on May 6, 2020. Photo: AFP The assembly line that produces both the electric vehicle Renault Zoe and the hybrid vehicle Nissan Micra, at Flins-sur-Seine, the largest Renault production site in France, on May 6, 2020. Photo: AFP
The assembly line that produces both the electric vehicle Renault Zoe and the hybrid vehicle Nissan Micra, at Flins-sur-Seine, the largest Renault production site in France, on May 6, 2020. Photo: AFP
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