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Spanish automaker SEAT crafts coronavirus ventilators from windshield wiper motors

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Carmaker Volkswagen AG's Spanish unit, SEAT, is taking advantage of a humble windscreen wiper mechanism to build emergency ventilators for a health system groaning under one of the world's worst national outbreaks of the new coronavirus. At the factory in Martorell, near Barcelona, employees piece together the devices which rely on a balloon of air filling and emptying to help doctors control the breathing of people suffering from the sometimes fatal COVID-19 respiratory disease. "

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Honda, Fiat Chrysler won't restart U.S., Canada auto production until May

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:47

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Honda Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Monday they hope to restart U.S. and Canadian auto production in May amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Fiat Chrysler said Monday it "intends to progressively restart its U.S. and Canadian manufacturing facilities beginning May 4." U.S. President Donald Trump last week extended the guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus to April 30.

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