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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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Even before the tragic May 2016 accident involving a Tesla Model S and a Semi Trailer, the use of Lidar had generated heated debate within the industry:
Even before the tragic May 2016 accident involving a Tesla Model S and a Semi Trailer, the use of Lidar had generated heated debate within the industry:...Full Article »
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In China, autonomous connected cars are on their way to make intelligent transportation a dream come true for Shanghai residents, but before they make their appearance on the roads of this bustling city they will have to undergo rigorous testing.
In China, autonomous connected cars are on their way to make intelligent transportation a dream come true for Shanghai residents, but before they make their appearance on the roads of this bustling city they will have to undergo rigorous testing....Full Article »
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Electric Power Steering (EPS) has come a long way from the early days when manufacturers fitted the system, primarily to overcome the parasitic losses associated with hydraulic power assistance. With the proliferation of Advanced Driver Assist Systems, OEMs are now able to add features which not only enhance performance but also significantly
Electric Power Steering (EPS) has come a long way from the early days when manufacturers fitted the system, primarily to overcome the parasitic losses associated with hydraulic power assistance. With the proliferation of Advanced Driver Assist Systems, OEMs are now able to add features which not only enhance performance but also significantly...Full Article »
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Tomorrow’s cars laden with laser sensors can create 3-D representations of the world and use those representations to navigate safely through chaotic, unpredictable traffic.
Tomorrow’s cars laden with laser sensors can create 3-D representations of the world and use those representations to navigate safely through chaotic, unpredictable traffic....Full Article »
In June Google’s self-driving cars broke through the magical million mile mark. Over this distance these vehicles were involved in eleven accidents; eight during city driving and three on the freeway. None of these were the fault of the Google cars: The majority was as a result of rear-ending, although the cars have also been side-swiped and
In June Google’s self-driving cars broke through the magical million mile mark. Over this distance these vehicles were involved in eleven accidents; eight during city driving and three on the freeway. None of these were the fault of the Google cars: The majority was as a result of rear-ending, although the cars have also been side-swiped and...Full Article »
After surpassing Ford Motor Co. a week earlier, Tesla’s shares climbed 3.3 percent, lifting its market capitalization to $50.9 billion.
After surpassing Ford Motor Co. a week earlier, Tesla’s shares climbed 3.3 percent, lifting its market capitalization to $50.9 billion....Full Article »
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The motoring world was shocked back in 2015 when Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely took control of a Jeep; up until then the industry believed the greatest security threat was direct access to the OBD port in the vehicle. The thought of someone remotely taking control or injecting malware into the complex network upped the game to a whole
The motoring world was shocked back in 2015 when Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely took control of a Jeep; up until then the industry believed the greatest security threat was direct access to the OBD port in the vehicle. The thought of someone remotely taking control or injecting malware into the complex network upped the game to a whole...Full Article »
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The rapid deployment of ADAS and fully autonomous connected technologies, together with the associated cybersecurity threat has seen growing inadequacies in the original iteration of ISO 26262. As a result, many manufacturers have raised concerns that ISO 26262:2011 no longer adequately addresses the functional safety of modern and emerging E/E
The rapid deployment of ADAS and fully autonomous connected technologies, together with the associated cybersecurity threat has seen growing inadequacies in the original iteration of ISO 26262. As a result, many manufacturers have raised concerns that ISO 26262:2011 no longer adequately addresses the functional safety of modern and emerging E/E...Full Article »
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The costs of corrosion protection are not only in terms of rework or scrap costs, but with stringent quality management systems in place, several thousand parts per million could impact on the prospects of being awarded future business.
The costs of corrosion protection are not only in terms of rework or scrap costs, but with stringent quality management systems in place, several thousand parts per million could impact on the prospects of being awarded future business....Full Article »
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The data shows that, based on the NEDC, the average emissions levels of new cars sold in the EU in 2015 was 119.5 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre, significantly below the 2015 target of 130 g.
The data shows that, based on the NEDC, the average emissions levels of new cars sold in the EU in 2015 was 119.5 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre, significantly below the 2015 target of 130 g....Full Article »
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