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.
Apr 10, 2019 1:23 PM WST
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to expand the electric vehicle tax credit to another 400,000 vehicles per manufacturer, on top of the current cap of 200,000 vehicles. The move to expand the credit is intended to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles.
Apr 08, 2019 5:31 PM WST
Last month, German automaker BMW announced that it was building its own data platform called “D3” to help sort and analyze the terabytes of data that will be generated by the automaker’s future autonomous and internet connected vehicles. To help manage all of this data, BMW signed a deal with IT services company DXC Technology to help support and accelerate BMW’s autonomous vehicle development.
Apr 05, 2019 3:16 PM WST
Officials in China this week released the first ever autonomous vehicle report called the “Beijing Autonomous Vehicles Road Test Report 2018.” The report offers a look at the progress companies are making in autonomous driving in China, the world’s biggest auto market.
Apr 01, 2019 6:58 PM WST
Lumotive, a Seattle-based lidar startup developing technology for autonomous vehicles, recently introduced a disruptive “beam-steering technology”, which the company says will significantly improve the performance, reliability and cost of lidar systems for the emerging self-driving car industry.
Mar 29, 2019 12:00 PM WST
Daimler Trucks, a division in the Daimler AG, has purchased a majority stake in Torc Robotics, a Virginia company developing autonomous technology for the commercialization of level 4 self-driving trucks in the U.S.
Mar 28, 2019 2:53 PM WST
Global auto parts supplier Aptiv, formally known as Delphi Automotive, announced today the full release of nuScenes, an open-source autonomous vehicle (AV) dataset. The dataset will help developers improve the safety of autonomous vehicles.
Mar 27, 2019 5:15 PM WST
Self-driving vehicles generate terabytes of data, which needs to be analyzed during the development process, so that deep-learning algorithms can make safer driving decisions and improve over time. The challenge for automakers is how to sort and analyze all of this data so it can be used more efficiently for self-driving vehicles. To address this problem, BMW is built its own IT platform it calls D3.
Mar 26, 2019 7:07 PM WST
One of the most important pieces of hardware for self-driving vehicles is lidar and two emerging lidar startups announced this week they raised millions in new funding to supply the technology. Israeli startup Innoviz Technologies said on Tuesday it raised $132 million, bringing its total funding to $214 million, while San Francisco-based Ouster said on Monday it raised $60 million.
Mar 26, 2019 1:12 PM WST
Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup EVELOZCITY has changed its name to Canoo. The new company aims to be a boutique Californian brand offering four unique electric vehicles, each available as a subscription.
Mar 21, 2019 6:44 PM WST
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivered the opening keynote at this week’s annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California to announce some of the company’s latest products and breakthroughs in fields such as autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and deep-learning. Among the highlights this year was the announcement of Nvidia’s latest autonomous driving platform called DRIVE AP2X, a complete level-2 autonomous driving platform.