Originally hailing from New Jersey, Eric is a automotive & technology reporter covering the high-tech industry here in Silicon Valley. He has over 15 years of automotive experience and a bachelors degree 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 auto industry and beyond. He has worked at Uber on self-driving cars and as a technical writer, helping people to understand and work with technology.
Sila Nanotechnologies, a Company Founded by Former Tesla Engineer, Buys U.S. Factory to Produce Next-Gen Silicon-based EV Battery MaterialsJun 09, 2022 11:00 AM WST
Electric vehicle battery developer Sila Nanotechnologies Inc announced the purchase of a new factory in Washington state where its plans to churn out advanced batteries for hundreds of thousands of EVs by 2026, the company announced on Tuesday. Sila's co-founder is a former Tesla engineer who led the technical development of the battery technology for the Tesla Roadster.
Chrysler Parent Stellantis is Making a US$2.8 Billion Investment in its Canadian Operations to Accelerate the Production of Electric VehiclesJun 08, 2022 12:25 PM WST
Automaker Stellantis is investing $3.6 billion CAD (US$2.8 billion) in its Canadian operations to accelerate the company’s transition to a sustainable future. The latest investment will also support the automaker’s long-term electrification strategy, which includes a previously announced $45 billion CAD (US$35 billion) investment through 2025 for electrifying its model lineup and building software-defined vehicles.
U.S.-Listed Innoviz Technologies Selected as a Direct Supplier of LiDAR and Perception Software by a Major Global AutomakerJun 08, 2022 9:30 AM WST
Innoviz Technologies Ltd, a developer of high-performance LiDAR sensors and perception software that supports advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, announced today that its been selected by one of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers to be its direct supplier across multiple brands.
China’s Baidu Receives the First-Ever Permit to Operate its ‘Apollo Go’ Robotaxi Service in Beijing Without Safety Drivers OnboardJun 04, 2022 8:30 AM WST
China's Baidu Inc. has received the first-ever permits in China authorizing the company to provide fully-driverless ride-hailing services to the public in Beijing, meaning that no safety drivers will be present in the vehicles. The robotaxi vehicles will offer rides to passengers in a designated area of 60 square kilometers in the city. Baidu aims to be one of the world's first companies to scale and commercialize autonomous driving technology in China.
Volkswagen and bp Announce New Partnership for the Rapid Rollout of Fast EV Charging Infrastructure in EuropeJun 04, 2022 7:00 AM WST
Volkswagen Group is teaming up with bp in Europe to rapidly roll out Flexpole DC fast chargers for the automaker's electric vehicle customers. The strategic partnership is designed to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across Europe. The Flexpole charging units can be directly connected to a low voltage grid which removes the requirement for a dedicated electric substation and more complex and expensive construction work.
Lucid Group Announces Agreement With Government of Saudi Arabia to Purchase 100,000 of its Vehicles Over the Next DecadeJun 03, 2022 7:00 AM WST
Luxury electric automaker Lucid Group announced an agreement with the Government of Saudi Arabia for the purchase of up to 100,000 vehicles over a ten-year period. The Saudi Government’s initial commitment is to purchase 50,000 vehicles, with an option to purchase an additional 50,000 vehicles over the same period.
Jun 02, 2022 8:30 AM WST
Autonomous driving technology developer Pony.ai is expanding its presence in China in a new partnership with automaker GAC, which is China’s fifth largest carmaker and a longtime Pony.ai partner. As part of the close collaboration with GAC, Pony.ai will deploy its autonomous vehicles on the automaker’s "Ontime" ride-hailing app. The new collaboration with GAC will help to accelerate the commercialization of autonomous mobility in China.
Lucid Group to Integrate Wolfspeed’s Silicon Carbide (SiC) Semiconductors in the Lucid Air Sedan as Part of a New Supply AgreementJun 01, 2022 1:00 PM WST
Wolfspeed, a leading developer of Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductor technology, today announced that luxury electric automaker Lucid Motors will use its Silicon Carbide power solutions in the high-performance Lucid Air sedan. SiC technology has many benefits over traditional silicon chips, including better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments, which makes them well suited for use in electric vehicles.
BMW’s Latest Vehicle OS Features ‘Learning Navigation’ With Real-Time, Predictive Routing Capabilities From Mapping Company HERE TechnologiesJun 01, 2022 9:15 AM WST
What if vehicle navigation systems were smarter, learning an individual's driving style to improve and personalize the driving experience? BMW’s latest vehicle operating system delivers this with a feature called “Learning Navigation” that’s being powered by technology from mapping company HERE Technologies.
Honda is Developing Three New EV Platforms by 2030, Including One That Will Be Shared With GM, Executive SaysMay 29, 2022 10:00 AM WST
Japan’s Honda Motor Co plans to ramp up its electric vehicle production, producing millions of EVs by 2030, a top executive at the company told Reuters on Thursday. The future electric models will be built on three new dedicated EV platforms, one of which will be shared with General Motors.