Originally from New Jersey, Eric is an automotive and technology reporter specializing in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. Eric has over fifteen years of automotive experience and a B.A. in computer science. These skills, combined with technical writing and news reporting, allows him to fully understand and identify new and innovative technologies in the automotive industry and beyond. He has worked on self-driving cars and as a technical writer, helping people to understand and work with technology. Outside of work, Eric likes to travel to new places, play guitar, and explore the outdoors.
Oct 30, 2018 2:51 PM WST
Financially troubled EV startup Faraday Future (FF) is on the brink of collapse and the company’s co-founder Nick Samson has resigned from the company, stating the automaker "is effectively insolvent in both its financial and personnel assets."
Oct 30, 2018 11:49 AM WST
Tesla models equipped with the latest software version will now be able to navigate freeway interchanges autonomously. The new feature is called “Navigate on Autopilot” and uses the car’s built-in navigation system to guide the vehicle from a freeway on-ramp to the off-ramp.
Oct 29, 2018 4:52 PM WST
Automaker Volkswagen and Intel’s Mobileye are planning to launch Israel’s first ever ride-hailing service using a fleet of self-driving cars. The service is scheduled to begin early next year and roll out in phases reaching full commercialization in 2022.
Oct 29, 2018 12:26 PM WST
The Ford Motor Company announced earlier this month that it is exploring the use of graphene, a two-dimensional nano-material, for use in automotive parts. Ford says it the first automaker to incorporate graphene material in vehicle production.
Oct 26, 2018 11:51 AM WST
General Motors is pushing for a National Zero Emissions Program (NZEV) to be adopted across all 50 states starting in 2021. On Friday, GM plans to file its proposed plan to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Oct 25, 2018 11:56 AM WST
Auto part supplier Continental has developed what it calls, a ‘Virtual A Pillar', which uses cameras to show what is normally concealed by a vehicle’s A-pillar. The system removes these forward blind spots, and gives drivers a better view of their surroundings.
Oct 24, 2018 12:19 PM WST
Swedish automaker Volvo announced today it is investing in FreeWire Technologies, a San Francisco-based EV charging startup.
Oct 23, 2018 4:05 PM WST
Ride hailing company Lyft announced today it is acquiring Blue Vision Labs, a London-based augmented reality startup. Blue Vision Labs specializes in using computer vision technology to add AR features street-level imagery. Blue Vision’s technology will help accelerate Lyft’s efforts toward developing autonomous transportation.
Oct 23, 2018 11:23 AM WST
Rental car company Avis Budget Group Inc. announced an agreement with the Ford Motor Co. to connect more than 35,000 Ford vehicles in Avis’ U.S. fleet. The connected vehicles will also provide valuable vehicle data to Avis, to help to car rental company manage its fleet of Ford vehicles.
Oct 22, 2018 4:17 PM WST
The Ford Motor Company is becoming the first automaker to bring self-driving cars to the nation’s capital. The automaker announced it is expanding it autonomous business development to Washington DC.