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Peter
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Peter Els

After qualifying as an Automotive Engineer, Peter has spent 40 years in the South African Automotive industry. Having started his career with Nissan’s product development division, automotive technology and engineering remain his passion.

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While passenger cars are well on their way to zero emissions, heavy duty vehicles have been somewhat lethargic in the adoption of radical, mostly electrified, clean technologies. According to a 2017 report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), heavy-duty freight trucks are disproportionate contributors to exhaust gas...Full Article »
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In 1988 the motoring world hailed a new era in steering systems when Suzuki unveiled the Electric Power Steering (EPS) on the Cervo: In 2018 General Motors brazenly announced that by 2019 it will do away with the steering wheel completely when it releases the Level 5 Chevy Bolt - sans steering wheel and pedals!...Full Article »
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How times change! In November 2017 Volvo CEO, Hakan Samuelsson, welcomed the company’s largest deal ever when it was awarded the contract to supply Uber Technologies Inc. with 24,000 vehicles for the ride-sharing giant's robotaxi fleet....Full Article »
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As manufacturers connect more devices to the Internet of Things ‘The Big Data Bang’ is expected to explode from 2 billion objects (smart devices which communicate wirelessly) in 2006 to 200 billion by 2020, according to Intel....Full Article »
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In 2016 road accidents, globally, accounted for 29,501,040 injuries while 1,045,180 people lost their lives. In America alone, according to the Federal Highway Association, over the same period 4.6 million road users were injured with approximately 40,000 fatalities, sustained over 3.2 trillion miles; equating to 1.25 fatalities and 144 injuries...Full Article »
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With the imminent roll out of fully self-driving vehicles, drivers will find themselves with more time on their hands as they go about their daily commute: Time that could be put to use catching up on office work and answering emails – but even more importantly, passengers will be able to access an ever increasing array of infotainment services....Full Article »
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Quoting the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), EETimes Europe reported in November 2016 that 137,423 vehicles with alternative powertrains were newly registered in the third quarter of 2016, representing a growth of 7.0 % over the same period last year....Full Article »
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Although rudimentary experiments on self-driving cars were already being carried out in the 1920s, the first self-sufficient and truly autonomous cars only made an appearance in the 1980s; with Carnegie Mellon University's Navlab, ALVs venture and Mercedes-Benz and Bundeswehr University's Eureka Prometheus Project in 1987....Full Article »
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It’s no secret that the Automotive industry is under pressure from regulators to cut emissions and improve real world fuel consumption: Not, as in the past, in the laboratory under ideal conditions, but in the real world, with traffic and steep hills....Full Article »
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As the world moves towards Zero Emissions and full electrification, certain materials become more than mere commodities as their strategic importance increases: Studies conducted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre concluded that several low-carbon energy technologies could be at risk because of potential bottlenecks in the...Full Article »
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