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.
Apr 19, 2017 1:41 PM WST
Baidu, one of the world’s largest internet technology companies, has just announced that it will open source its autonomous driving technology, which includes the software designed for its self-driving cars. The move is hoped to speed up the development of self-driving cars, and entice other car manufacturers to work with Baidu's technology.
Apr 19, 2017 10:38 AM WST
Tesla’s long awaited Model 3 was spotted last week driving in Palo Alto, California. The blue four-door sedan was filmed driving on nearby Route 280 in the Los Altos Hills.
Apr 18, 2017 1:19 PM WST
Silicon Valley autonomous car start-up Zoox Inc. recently announced it has hired Mark Rosekind, the former head of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), to be its new chief safety innovation officer.
Apr 17, 2017 5:39 PM WST
Silicon Valley company Quanergy Systems, a leading provider of solid state LiDAR sensors located in Sunnyvale, California has partnered with Koiti Manufacturing Co., Ltd. based in Japan, to build automotive headlights with built in LiDAR sensors.
Apr 17, 2017 12:56 PM WST
Tesla has dropped the price on the entry level Model S by $7,500. The starting price of the Model S is now $69,500, down from $77,000.
Apr 14, 2017 6:32 PM WST
Apple revealed on Friday, April 14th (PDT) that it had been granted a permit to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in California.
Apr 14, 2017 5:26 PM WST
Honda forms a new Silicon Valley company that will be known as Honda Innovations, which will collaboration with other businesses to support and develop advanced automotive technologies.
Apr 14, 2017 10:40 AM WST
Continental opens a new location in San Jose, California in Silicon Valley. Continental expects to employ about 300 experts from all parts of the company that will work on pioneering solutions for the sustainable mobility of the future.
Apr 13, 2017 5:26 PM WST
California officials announce an $8 million dollar tax credit to hire 1,100 workers at San Francisco based autonomous driving start-up Cruise Automation.
Apr 13, 2017 3:25 PM WST
Luminar, a Silicon Valley start-up has developed an improved Lidar for self-driving cars and announced that production will begin soon. Some features of this system are highlighted.