Originally from New Jersey, Eric is a automotive & technology reporter covering the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. Eric 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. Outside of work, Eric likes to travel to new places, play guitar, and explore the outdoors.
Aug 07, 2019 2:50 PM WST
China’s Baidu, Inc. and Elektrobit (EB), a global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, today signed a strategic partnership in which EB will provide automotive infrastructure software for the Apollo Computing Unit (ACU), Baidu's advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving.
Tesla Received a ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter From U.S. Regulators Last Year Over Model 3 Safety ClaimsAug 07, 2019 10:05 AM WST
Last October, Tesla received a cease-and-desist letter last year from regulators for making “misleading statements” over crash ratings for the Model 3 sedan, as well as two subpoenas related to crashes involving its cars.
Aug 06, 2019 9:45 AM WST
Nissan Motor Co and EVgo are expanding their EV charging network in the U.S. with the installation of 200 direct current fast chargers (DCFC). Each of the new DC fast-chargers is capable of delivering 100kW and have both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors compatible with most newer EV models.
Aug 05, 2019 12:05 PM WST
Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest transportation provider, announced that it has spun off its autonomous driving unit into an independent company. Didi said new unit will continue to focus on research and development, product application, and business development related to autonomous driving technologies.
Recogni Raises $25 Million, the Silicon Valley Startup is Developing Edge Processing for Autonomous VehiclesJul 31, 2019 3:10 PM WST
Recogni Inc., a Silicon Valley startup developing a vision-oriented artificial intelligence platform for autonomous vehicles announced today it raised $25 million in Series A funding. The company is focused on creating high-performance and low-power consuming AI edge processing for autonomous vehicles.
Jul 31, 2019 10:20 AM WST
Google is continuing its push into the automotive space with major updates its Android Auto OS. The company is rolling out a new update that makes is easier to use. Among the changes are an updated Google Assistant with “Driving Mode” and a cleaner user interface with less steps required to navigate to a users favorite apps.
Jul 30, 2019 11:45 AM WST
The Ford Motor Company, with its recently acquired autonomous driving arm Argo.AI, is racing to be the first major automaker to mass-deploy self-driving cars by 2021—the company’s self-imposed deadline. To help Ford achieve its goal, the Detroit automaker has acquired a relatively unknown Michigan defense contractor with experience in robotics.
As the Trump Administration Seeks to Rollback Nationwide Fuel Economy Standards, Automakers Strike Secret Deal with California to Keep Them in PlaceJul 25, 2019 12:10 PM WST
Four of the world’s biggest automakers, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen and Honda have rebuffed the Trump administration's planned fuel economy rollback and have struck a deal with California to more closely adhere to the Obama era mandate of achieving 54.5 mpg by 2025.
Jul 24, 2019 11:00 AM WST
GM's self-driving division Cruise said on Wednesday it was delaying the commercial deployment of cars past its target of 2019, as more testing of the vehicles was required. Cruise is testing its fleet of self-driving Chevy Bolt EVs in San Francisco for a planned autonomous ride-hailing service.
Jul 23, 2019 4:10 PM WST
Velodyne Lidar Inc announced on Monday that it acquired the high-definition mapping and localization software, as well as the intellectual property assets from San Francisco-based startup Mapper.ai. Mapper.ai specializes in creating custom, high-definition maps for its clients working on autonomous driving.