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Many of the modifications occurring within the automotive market right now, together with tightened credit markets in a capital-intensive trade and elevated government involvement are the latest world challenges. The CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says COVID-19 is the most important risk the auto business has ever confronted and he and the affiliation he leads are calling on governments to spend pandemic recovery dollars to spice up electric automobiles and other types of alternatively powered cars so as to meet climate objectives. Homeowners of such automobiles should pay automobile taxes at an increased tariff, depending on the cost and age of the automotive. So, for example, for the costliest cars (price from 10 to 15 million rubles) you will have to pay as much as thrice the standard tax quantity.

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Rat Damage In Parked Cars

Engineering colloquialisms.

Maybe it’s because of industry-wide mediocre documentation of customer requirements. Or maybe it’s because of a dearth of automotive systems engineering prowess. But there are phrases that act like quasi-requirements which bounce around the halls of manufacturers without a traceable link to a customer requirement and a mediocre understanding of the originally-desired need. For instance, nearly all automotive engineers use the term “firewall” — despite the desperate cries of corporate lawyers begging them to stop — but few understand the name derives from steam-powered vehicles where a solid-steel panel separated the driver from the boiler’s fire as a safety precaution. Or the term “dash” – which lawyers also despise since juries might misconstrue

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Car industry could take six months to recover from chip shortage

Carmakers have warned that the global microchip shortage that has brought automotive factories to a halt could continue to affect production for another six months as they called on the US government to step in.

The Alliance for Auto Innovation, an industry group that represents American car manufacturers, told the White House in a filing that the ongoing shortage could mean 1.3m fewer cars being made in the US than last year.

That would amount to around 10pc of the 12.9m vehicles produced in North America last year, according to industry figures.

A global shortage of chips that feature in cars’ entertainment units and power supplies, often only costing a few dollars, has shut down or slowed production lines around the world. Vehicle manufacturers cancelled orders in the early months of the pandemic last year, and when demand unexpectedly rebounded, struggled to secure enough supply as chipmakers had turned to

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Retailer will take old baby seat in exchange for discount on new one

FILE – 4moms products on display during the 4moms Car Seat launch event at Petersen Automotive Museum on Aug. 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Calling all parents: Target is holding a baby car seat trade-in event through April 17.

The retail chain will allow customers to trade in an older car seat in exchange for 20% off of a “new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear. Select baby home gear includes playards, high chairs, swings, rockers & bouncers,” according to the store’s website.

Trade-ins will be allowed for the following items:

  • Infant car seats
  • Convertible car seats
  • Car seat bases
  • Harness or booster car seats
  • Car seats that are expired or damaged

Qualified items can only be traded in at Target store locations. Designated signage will point guests to drop-off boxes which will be located near guest services inside all stores.

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