Are Chip Shortages Affecting Bus Availability?
There is a global computing chip shortage going on, and it is impacting many different industries across the globe. While many readers may think of smartphones and computers as the industries most impacted, it is, in fact, the automotive industry that is the most affected by the shortage.
The automotive industry relies on chips for many different aspects of its vehicles. From information systems to driver assistance features, chips are a vital part of modern cars and trucks.
Because of the current chip shortage, many automakers are having to ration chip supplies and prioritize which vehicles get them, leading to production cuts and even complete stoppages.
Are Busses Impacted in the Same Way?
While public buses may not require the same amount of CPU processing power as a smartphone or electric car, they are still an essential part of public transportation. Most public buses use a CPU system to help calculate arrival and departure times, route information, and fare collection.
As a result, the chip shortage has had a significant impact on the bus industry as well. Currently, bus manufacturers have had to reduce production due to the lack of chips. This has led to a decrease in the number of buses available for purchase, and a corresponding increase in prices.
It is hard to say how long the chip shortage will impact the automotive industry. However, not all companies are impacted the same way. At Dynamic Specialty Vehicles, we still have a full catalog of used buses available at affordable prices. Shop through our catalog today to see our entire inventory. The chip shortage does not affect used buses.
Dynamic Specialty Vehicles has been supplying and servicing mid-sized buses for over 30 years. With long-term contracts with demanding clients like BC Ambulance and BC Transit, Dynamic Specialty Vehicles knows how to keep their clients safe and their buses running smoothly.
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