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.
Jan 24, 2019 11:45 AM WST
Tech giant Apple has dismissed about 200 employees from its secretive autonomous car project known as “Project Titan”.
Jan 23, 2019 12:39 PM WST
Polestar, the luxury electric brand of China’s Geely and parent company of Volvo, has launched an interactive website allowing users to preview its new Android-based infotainment system in the upcoming Polestar 2 electric vehicle.
Jan 22, 2019 11:28 AM WST
The self-driving car revolution may not come just from Silicon Valley and may be headed back to Detroit, the birthplace of America’s auto industry. Waymo, the self-driving division of Google’s spun out of the company’s first self-driving car program, announced it will open a factory near Detroit to outfit its fleet of vehicles for autonomous driving.
Jan 18, 2019 11:59 AM WST
Electric automaker Tesla, fresh off its best sales year in the company’s history, announced today it will lay off about 7 percent of its full-time workforce. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the move is necessary to help lower the costs associated with production of the Model 3
Jan 17, 2019 1:23 PM WST
The Ford Motor Company finally confirmed yesterday that it is planning an electric F-150 pickup. The only problem is that it might take years to show up in dealer showrooms.
Jan 15, 2019 2:43 PM WST
Chinese internet search giant and AI company Baidu announced major updates to its Apollo autonomous driving ecosystem during last week’s CES in Las Vegas. Apollo is the world's first open autonomous driving platform designed to accelerate the development of autonomous driving technology.
Jan 14, 2019 1:50 PM WST
German automaker Volkswagen AG has announced that its Chattanooga, Tennessee manufacturing plant will become the company's first electric vehicle production facility in North America, state officials announced Monday.
Jan 11, 2019 6:12 PM WST
As the auto industry moves toward electrification, big corporations not normally associated with investments in the auto industry have been pouring money into electric vehicle startups working on electric vehicles, batteries and EV charging infrastructure.
Jan 10, 2019 6:04 PM WST
At this week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota Research Institute (TRI) CEO Dr. Gill Pratt said TRI has also been working to improve Toyota’s Guardian over the past 12 months, making it function as an extension of human senses.
Jan 09, 2019 7:22 PM WST
At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America announced a collaboration to develop Kenworth trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains developed by Toyota. The initial plans are to built built ten zero-emission Kenworth T680s for use in the Port of Los Angeles.