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.
Sep 27, 2018 2:09 PM WST
The Securities and Exchange Commission, the government agency responsible for enforcing the federal securities laws and protecting investors, sued Tesla chief Elon Musk on Thursday, saying he lied to investors when he claimed he had secured the funding to take the automaker private.
Sep 27, 2018 11:25 AM WST
As the upstart electric automaker Faraday Future (FF) continues to work towards production of its advanced FF91 ultra-luxury electric SUV, the company continues to recruit seasoned auto industry veterans. The company today announced the hiring of Herbert “Butch” Darrow as Vice President of Quality, based in North America.
Sep 26, 2018 12:20 PM WST
The Ford Motor Company and ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft announced an unprecedented commitment to SharedStreets, a new data platform designed to make it easier for the private sector to work with cities by agreeing to share data that might help everyone get around cities more easily.
Sep 25, 2018 11:08 AM WST
Silicon Valley-based electric car startup Lucid Motors announced an agreement with Electrify America, which will give Lucid’s customers access to a nationwide ultra-fast DC charging network to charge their vehicles.
Sep 24, 2018 12:12 PM WST
Electric carmaker Tesla has launched a service called ‘Tesla Direct’, which is a door-to-door direct delivery service in California. The service will help Model 3 buyers get their cars faster, rather than having to wait to pick it up at a local Tesla delivery center.
Sep 21, 2018 11:33 AM WST
EVgo, which operates the largest public fast charging network in the U.S., announced that it has accelerated construction of EV chargers and will add hundreds more DC fast chargers this year in California alone. The state of California accounts for over half of all electric vehicle sales in the U.S.
TuSimple Develops a Self-Driving Truck With Help From Amazon Web Services That ‘Sees’ 1,000 Meters AheadSep 20, 2018 2:08 PM WST
Self-driving truck startup TuSimple developed a long range perception system, which it says can see and interpret objects over a half mile away—up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) ahead. To support this robust system, the company is harnessing the computing power of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Sep 19, 2018 12:12 PM WST
WayRay, a leading company in the development of holographic augmented reality (AG) displays for cars, has announced a new investment round led by Porsche, Hyundai Motor, Alibaba Group, China Merchants Capital and others. The company is looking to become a major supplier of holographic AR solutions for the automotive industry.
Sep 18, 2018 3:41 PM WST
Audi is finally ready to take on Tesla and other automakers with a luxury, battery-powered vehicle. At a world premier event held last night in San Francisco, Audi debuted its first fully-electric vehicle, the e-tron compact crossover. Futurecar was there for the unveiling.
Sep 18, 2018 11:54 AM WST
Volkswagen premiered its new MEB (modular electrification kit) electric vehicle platform yesterday in Frankfurt. The platform will be the foundation for 27 new fully-electric models the automaker plans to build. Volkswagen plans to build up to 10 million cars using the modular architecture.