Vehicle makers have had their chips, as industry watchers report a global shortage of some software used by automotive manufactuers.
As China recovers from the CV-19 pandemic it is the first to experience the shortage of microchips used for a variety of in-vehicle applications.
Components made or assembled in China are not the only units to suffer as many microchips come from Europe and it is still feeling the effects of successive lockdowns which could find its way onto the production lines of European car makers in a few weeks.
Chips are used in everything from computer management of engines for better fuel economy to driver-assistance features such as emergency braking.
Continental, Bosch and Volkswagen warned last week of the shortage.