Auto Coronavirus: US automakers to adjust manufacturing processes to mitigate virus risk Updated : March 18, 2020 08:38 PM IST General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler agreed to new social distancing measures to avert transmission of the virus following a meeting with the union. The UAW, which has about 150,000 members at US auto companies, had previously pushed for a two-week shutdown of American auto plants. Other expected changes include less overtime to permit additional time for cleaning, a company official said. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.