During his trip to China, President Trump has made efforts to share news of the U.S.’s making progress towards achieving one of his priorities: managing automotive trade deficits. As part of that push, Ford has teamed up with Qualcomm, the makers of chips that power electronic devices in many cars, to create an electronic module that will ensure the manufacturing process for its auto parts remains independent and gives the auto-maker some control in its supply chain. According to a statement from Ford, the modules will be manufactured in the U.S. and will meet “rigorous safety and quality standards” at Qualcomm’s facilities, with Ford receiving warranties.
The system is meant to help Ford continue to guarantee the reliability of its parts as they are shipped to the company’s plants, which are located in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Over time, the modules will be refined and will be capable of handling increased performance levels for Ford’s current and future vehicles. President Trump went on Twitter on Wednesday to share the news.
“Thank you Ford and Qualcomm for working together to produce electronic parts that will serve as a foundation for America’s economic resurgence. Best Auto Manufacturers in the World!” Mr. Trump tweeted.