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 20, 2018 10:49 AM WST
China’s oldest automaker FAW (First Automotive Works), has announced a partnership with BYTON—one of China’s newest electric automakers. The collaboration is another example of a tech company partnering with a traditional automaker in an automotive industry on the verge of widespread electrification and autonomous driving.
Apr 18, 2018 11:33 AM WST
General Motors has unexpectedly replaced the U.S. head of its Cadillac luxury brand, as it struggles to compete against German and Japanese luxury automakers in the U.S.
Apr 17, 2018 5:17 PM WST
China said it will end foreign ownership caps on local auto companies by 2022 and will remove restrictions on new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures this year, a major shift that will open the doors to one of the world’s largest automotive markets to foreign carmakers such as Tesla.
Apr 17, 2018 3:26 PM WST
Volkswagen AG unit Electrify America said on Tuesday it has selected several suppliers, including Switzerland’s ABB Ltd and South Korea’s Signet EV Inc, to install more than 2,000 high-speed electric vehicle chargers in the United States by the end of 2019.
Apr 17, 2018 11:26 AM WST
Chinese automaker HOZON Auto has officially opened its Autonomous Vehicle Research Center in Silicon Valley, marking a step-forward in building out its global strategic R&D layout.
Apr 16, 2018 12:21 PM WST
Toyota and Lexus have announced plans to start deployment of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) systems on vehicles sold in the United States starting in 2021, with the goal of adoption across most of its lineup by the mid-2020s.
Apr 13, 2018 6:00 PM WST
Waymo, the self-driving arm of Alphabet, has applied to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test its driverless minivans without anyone in the vehicle. Waymo is the first company to request the new permit.
Apr 12, 2018 5:08 PM WST
BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of BMW, has announced an investment in Sweden-based mapping company Mapillary, a leading street-level imagery platform for extracting map data using computer vision.
Apr 12, 2018 2:13 PM WST
EVgo, which operates the largest U.S. network of public electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast charging stations, today announced an agreement with Maven, General Motors’ car-sharing platform, to construct a dedicated DC fast charging network available to Maven Gig drivers.
Apr 11, 2018 1:36 PM WST
Just days after announcing the purchase of bike-sharing startup JUMP that allows people to rent a bike directly through the Uber app, Uber today announced that is is partnering with Getaround, to rent cars from the Uber app.