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.
Feb 28, 2019 4:10 PM WST
Daimler and BMW announced that they will work together on self-driving technology, hoping to harness the power of strength in numbers to speed up the development of autonomous driving technology.
Feb 27, 2019 3:47 PM WST
Polestar revealed the first ever look of the Polestar 2 electric car on Wednesday, ahead of the Geneva Motor Show. The EV is one of the most anticipated vehicle debuts this year.
Feb 25, 2019 3:00 PM WST
As automobiles become internet connected devices filled with more high-tech features, an increasing focus of automakers is on passenger experience and mobility services rather than a vehicle’s mechanical systems. To support this effort, German automaker Volkswagen AG created a new division named “Digital Car and Services”. The new division will focus on bringing more robust software into Volkswagen AG vehicles to provide a better mobility experience to passengers.
Feb 22, 2019 1:55 PM WST
German automakers BMW and Daimler AG, announced today they are joining forces with a $1 billion euros ($US1.1 billion) investment in a new joint venture to provide seamless urban mobility options to customers. The service is called “Your Now”. The two automakers are combining five separate joint ventures together under one mobility brand which will be accessible using a single smartphone app.
Lyft to Launch its IPO Roadshow Next Month, Setting Up to Be the First Ride-Hailing Company to Go PublicFeb 21, 2019 2:12 PM WST
San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Lyft Inc plans to launch the roadshow for its initial public offering during the week of March 18, making it the first U.S. app-based ride-hailing company to file plans for an IPO.
Feb 15, 2019 12:13 PM WST
Electric truckmaker Rivian soon may become a major player in the electric vehicle space after receiving a $700 million investment led e-commerce giant Amazon. Rivian first revealed its two electric models, the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past November.
Feb 13, 2019 4:30 PM WST
On Wednesday, the California DMV released its annual disengagement report. The newly released report, which is also available to the public, provides some surprising insights into the progress made by all 48 company testing autonomous vehicles in California and Waymo is clearly ahead of the pack.
Feb 11, 2019 1:39 PM WST
Nuro announced today that it has raised $940 million in its latest round of financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund. The company is developing small self-driving vehicles that can be used for on-demand e-commerce to deliver goods.
Feb 07, 2019 1:26 PM WST
Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has secured an additional $530 million in its latest Series B funding round. Participating in the investment round is retail giant Amazon. The latest funding values the startup at $2.5 billion and will help Aurora to further develop its autonomous driving technology.
Feb 06, 2019 12:15 PM WST
Self-driving cars will present a new challenge to pedestrians in the future. For example, a person trying to cross a busy street will not be able to rely on commonly used visual cues from a human driver. The Ford Motor Company is looking to address this problem by creating a universal “visual language” using exterior lighting for communication between a driverless car and a nearby person.