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.
Jul 22, 2019 1:15 PM WST
Israel-based startup UVeye announced today it raised an additional $31 million in funding, led by Toyota Tsusho, the trading arm of the Toyota Group, Volvo Cars and W. R. Berkley Corporation. The company developed a unique AI-based computer vision solution for vehicle inspections, including inspections of autonomous and ride-sharing vehicles.
Jul 19, 2019 1:35 PM WST
German automaker BMW and Chinese internet technology giant Tencent Holdings are teaming up to launch a computing center in China that will help support self-driving cars in the world’s biggest auto market, the companies said on Friday.
Jul 18, 2019 6:05 PM WST
Hyundai Motor Group has developed the world’s first Active Shift Control (ASC) transmission technology. The innovation optimizes transmission efficiency by monitoring gear shifts 500 times per second, precisely adjusting the transmission rotation speed to for faster shift times.
BMW Appoints Oliver Zipse as its New CEO as the Carmaker Shifts Focus to Electric & Self-Driving CarsJul 18, 2019 2:50 PM WST
German automaker BMW appointed a new CEO, with hopes that he will guide the company’s future as it shifts its focus to building more electric models and develop advanced technologies such as autonomous driving. Oliver Zipse will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG effective on Aug 16, 2019.
Jul 17, 2019 11:20 AM WST
Mobility startup Turo, which allows private owners to rent their vehicles on its car-sharing platform, has raised $250 million in Series E funding from internet and media holding company, IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). IAC said Wednesday the investment would make it the largest shareholder in Turo.
Lidar Startup Luminar Raises $100 Million in Latest Funding Round, Is Working with 12 of the World’s Largest Automotive CompaniesJul 15, 2019 1:00 PM WST
Lidar startup Luminar Technologies announced a new $100 million investment and unveiled its new lidar platform called “Iris” for the automotive and commercial truck markets. Iris is a automotive grade low cost lidar solution designed specifically for high-volume production.
Volkswagen Investing $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Arm Argo AI and Will Collaborate On Electric & Autonomous VehiclesJul 12, 2019 10:10 AM WST
In one of the biggest collaborations between two global automakers and a tech startup, the Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG announced today that they will work together on electric and self-driving cars.
Jul 10, 2019 2:44 PM WST
Chinese electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors unveiled its new G3 sport utility vehicle today, which offers a longer range and other technology improvements from the previous model. Xpeng is aiming to compete with Tesla and other domestic automakers in China with its more affordable lineup of advanced electric vehicles.
Jul 09, 2019 6:40 PM WST
BMW is the latest global automaker to unveil a fully-electric model as the auto industry continues its gradual transition to battery-powered cars. The automaker revealed today the fully-electric version of the iconic MINI Cooper. It was the world’s first look at the compact electric car.
Jul 09, 2019 12:03 PM WST
Automaker BMW donated 100 electric vehicle charging stations in and near some of the country’s most popular national parks. BMW announced yesterday that more than 90 of the charging stations have been completed with the remainder set to open later this month.