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 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.
GM Announces a New Collaboration That Gives Bolt EV Owners Access to the Largest Charging Network in the U.S.Jan 09, 2019 4:27 PM WST
General Motors has announced it will collaborate with the operators of three largest electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in the U.S., to make is easier for owners of the electric Bolt to charge their vehicles.
Jan 07, 2019 5:48 PM WST
Global automakers including Toyota, tech companies working on autonomous mobility, and other stakeholders have joined together to form a coalition called PAVE, which stands for “partners for automated vehicle education”. The coalition launched the first ever campaign to inform the public about the potential of self-driving technology.
Jan 03, 2019 10:53 AM WST
Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation unveiled a video featuring the concept of electric vehicle wireless charging system combined with automated “Automated Valet Parking System” (AVPS).
Dec 31, 2018 10:05 AM WST
Now that Tesla has reached sales of 200,000 electric vehicles, the $7,500 federal EV tax credit offered to buyers is being cut in half to $3,750 beginning Jan 1.
Dec 26, 2018 10:54 AM WST
The Hyundai Motor Co announced a new feature that allows a driver to unlock and start their vehicle using only their fingerprint. The automaker says it’s the world’s first smart ‘fingerprint technology’ which allows drivers to not only unlock the vehicle’s doors, but also start the vehicle without a key.
Dec 20, 2018 3:43 PM WST
Kia Motors is bringing to CES a ‘Space of Emotive Driving’ exhibit which offers a look into a future when autonomous driving vehicles are the norm, and priority is given to improving the experience of vehicle occupants.
Dec 19, 2018 4:45 PM WST
Anthony Levandowski, the former head of Uber’s Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and the man at the center of Waymo’s lawsuit against the ride-hailing company Uber for theft of intellectual property, has emerged out of stealth with a new company called Pronto. The new company will focus on autonomous long-haul trucking.
Dec 18, 2018 12:13 PM WST
Audi’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmBH (AID), the subsidiary of luxury automaker Audi focused on developing self-driving technology, has announced a partnership with LiDAR startup Luminar Technologies. As part of the partnership with Audi, Luminar will provide the forward-facing high-resolution and long-range LiDAR technology for Audi vehicles with autonomous driving capability.