Down on Chips, Toyota Goes Back to Basics with Car Keys

Down on Chips, Toyota Goes Back to Basics with Car Keys

Toyota Motor Corp. has discovered that even keys can be too "smart" for their own good.

The world's top-selling carmaker said Oct. 27 it would replace one of the two electronic "smart" keys it delivers in Japan with a mechanical one for the time being as it races to get cars to customers in Japan.

"As the shortage of semiconductors continues, this is a provisional measure aimed at delivering cars to customers as quickly as possible," Toyota said in a statement, apologizing for the inconvenience.

To read more, see Reuters.

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