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.
Aug 21, 2018 5:38 PM WST
As Tesla CEO Elon Musk explores taking his electric car company private, one of the top Wall Street investment firms is recusing itself from researching Tesla’s financial health.
Aug 21, 2018 12:18 PM WST
Uber made is easy for anyone with the company’s app to summon a ride on-demand, making it possible to forgo personal car ownership in many cities. A relatively new startup called Getaround, expands transportation options even further, with it peer-to-peer vehicle sharing service that let people rent their cars to strangers. The company secured significant new funding to expand its services to additional U.S. cities.
Aug 20, 2018 4:49 PM WST
Sometimes to see where your’re going you need to look down, in this case below the road surface. WaveSense Inc. has announced the commercialization of a new technology that significantly improves autonomous vehicle navigation by keeping self-driving vehicles precisely in-lane, utilizing data from ground-penetrating radar (GPR).
Aug 20, 2018 12:13 PM WST
According to a Reuters report, the Saudi Arabia sovereign wealth fund is in talks to invest in luxury electric car startup Lucid Motors, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Sources told Reuters that the PIF and Lucid Motors have drawn up a term sheet under which PIF could invest more than $1 billion in Lucid Motors and obtain a majority ownership.
Aug 17, 2018 11:44 AM WST
GM has begun the automotive industry's first-ever embedded, in-dash fuel payment and loyalty experience with Shell gas stations. Customers refueling their eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles at Shell stations, will be able to use the Shell Pay & Save app available from the GM Marketplace to pay for their fuel directly from their vehicles' infotainment screen.
Aug 16, 2018 11:23 AM WST
Although Tesla is burning through cash at an alarming rate, it appears that the company has finally overcome what is called ‘production bottlenecks’ that were hampering production of its first mass-market electric car, the Model 3.
Aug 15, 2018 1:08 PM WST
Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO on Monday filed for a $1.8 billion initial public offering of its American depositary shares, the largest U.S. listing to date by a Chinese automaker.
Aug 14, 2018 2:24 PM WST
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the venture capital arm of global automotive parts supplier Bosch Group, has completed an investment in mapping startup DeepMap Inc, a start-up based in Palo Alto, California that is building high definition maps specifically for self-driving vehicles.
Aug 13, 2018 4:49 PM WST
Hyundai Motor Group unveiled its "separate sound zone control system," Sunday, via its blog and on YouTube. The system allows each occupant in a car to listen to different music without disrupting others.
Aug 10, 2018 12:31 PM WST
Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to Apple, the company said on Thursday. Most recently, Field oversaw Model 3 engineering at Tesla.