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 17, 2018 6:28 PM WST
China-based autonomous driving startup Momenta has secured another $46 million in a new round of funding to reach a $1 billion valuation, becoming one of the first autonomous driving unicorns in China.
Oct 17, 2018 12:25 PM WST
Electric automaker Tesla has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for a 860,000 square meter parcel of land where the electric automaker plans to build its first overseas Gigafactory, Tesla said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday.
Oct 16, 2018 1:11 PM WST
A U.S. judge approved Tesla’s and Chief Executive Elon Musk’s $40 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving government claims that Musk misled the public with a number of tweets about plans to take the automaker private.
Oct 15, 2018 12:51 PM WST
German automaker BMW is partnering with Swedish battery company Northvolt and Belgian materials recycling group Umicore on a project to create a sustainable life cycle for the EV batteries used in future models, the companies said on Monday.
Oct 12, 2018 5:53 PM WST
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday said it was moving to allow advanced headlights known as “adaptive driving beams” to be used in vehicles on U.S. roads that could help prevent crashes at night.
Oct 11, 2018 11:47 AM WST
Luxury automaker Mercedes Benz announced that the next S-Class, the company’s flagship sedan, will offer Level 3 autonomous driving technology, allowing drivers to take their eyes off the road in certain situations. The technology will be made available in the next S-Class and will eventually be offered on other Mercedes models.
Sep 29, 2018 1:57 PM WST
This past week, we had the chance to drive the new 2019 fully-electric Jaguar I-Pace throughout northern California before it reaches dealer showrooms later this fall. The I-Pace is the first fully-electric vehicle from the luxury automaker and one of the most anticipated new electric models coming out this year.
Sep 28, 2018 1:45 PM WST
BMW has upgraded the battery for the upcoming 2019 i3, the company's compact, fully electric hatchback car. The battery pack upgrade will provide a longer range between charges. The battery storage capacity in now doubled compared to the original version for the i3.
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.