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.
Mar 20, 2019 4:45 PM WST
Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has come up with a new solution to prevent drivers from operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The automaker announced today it will introduce an in-vehicle system using cameras in the passenger compartment to monitor a driver’s behavior and detect if they are impaired.
Mar 19, 2019 7:10 PM WST
While much of the auto and tech industry focuses on developing self-driving cars, demand for the hardware components that make autonomous driving possible is also increasing. Two emerging lidar startups announced this week they raised millions in new funding to supply the laser technology.
Mar 18, 2019 8:00 AM WST
A new startup has emerged from stealth today called Designated Driver. The company offers roadside assistance to self-driving vehicles by using a remote teleoperator that is able to control a vehicle from miles away.
Mar 14, 2019 5:18 PM WST
Tesla will unveil its much anticipated Model Y electric crossover SUV tonight at the company’s design center in California. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised that a crossover model will join its lineup and the wait to see it is finally over.
The Trump Administration Says Ending the EV Tax Credit Will Save Taxpayers $2.5 Billion, Automakers Want it ExtendedMar 13, 2019 5:44 PM WST
The Trump administration’s new budget proposal is seeking to eliminate the federal EV tax credit on the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles in the U.S. Critics say the move will cause electric vehicles sales in to fall in the U.S.
Mar 12, 2019 5:30 PM WST
In the future, software will become the heart of a vehicle, according to Volkswagen CEO Herbert Deiss. Speaking at Volkswagen’s annual press conference in Wolfsburg, the VW CEO said that “Software will account for 90 percent of future innovations in the car.”
Mar 08, 2019 2:56 PM WST
German automaker BMW was named as the largest exporter by value of new vehicles in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year. BMW said that exports totaled over $8.4 billion in 2018, yet the automaker remains a target for higher tariffs from the Trump administration.
Mar 07, 2019 12:48 AM WST
Electric automaker Tesla announced its next-generation Superchargers on Thursday. The company said the new Superchargers can add 75 miles of range to a Tesla Model 3 in just 5 minutes.
Mar 06, 2019 5:00 PM WST
In a blog post today, Waymo shared details about its new advanced lidar sensor, which it calls the “Laser Bear Honeycomb”. Waymo says its lidar provides best in class performance. Waymo said it will sell the sensors to other select companies outside of the self-driving car industry, beginning with robotics, security and agricultural technology.
Mar 04, 2019 11:39 AM WST
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made another surprising tweet over the weekend announcing the automaker’s next vehicle— the Model Y crossover. The official unveiling of the Model Y will take place on March 14 and the company’s design studio in Los Angeles.