Over the last several weeks since our previous show, vaccine mandates have undoubtedly become a point of contention not only for US citizens but people across the globe; the “chip shortage” continues to wreak havoc on the auto industry; and as of yesterday, Congress passed a key vote in the House pushing forward a near $5 trillion spending bill that includes a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.
All this only scratches the surface of current events unfolding across the globe.
In France last month some 160,000 people protested across the country against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all healthcare workers.
And in the US, some places, such as in New York City, for instance, restaurant owners are now being expected to police patrons about their vaccine statuses. Universities are placing sweeping mandates and restrictions on students related to coronavirus and being vaccinated. And in some states we are even seeing partial lockdowns returning.
As for the chip shortage, automakers are continually closing and reopening plants, causing new vehicle supply to remain sparse. In fact, Toyota plans to cut global production by as much as 40%.
In this episode of the MTC Show, we will evaluate what’s going on with vaccine mandates, the chip shortage, and the new infrastructure bill working its way through Washington, plus we have a special guest joining us to tell us about his new annual car giveaway charity.
The Mobility Tech & Connectivity Show
Aired Live in August 2021