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.
Jun 07, 2019 3:52 PM WST
Another Silicon Valley-based autonomous vehicle startup has emerged from stealth today. Gatik, based in Palo Alto, plans to deploy a fleet of Level 4 autonomous vehicles to support short-haul logistics for business to business (B2B) cargo delivery in urban areas.
Jun 06, 2019 12:23 PM WST
Ride-hailing company Uber announced it will offer helicopter rides from Manhattan to nearby John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning this summer. The service is called “Uber Copter” and begins on July 9 in New York City.
Jun 05, 2019 7:03 PM WST
The latest partnership in the automotive industry comes from BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. The two global automakers announced they will work together to develop electric vehicle drive units to supports the advancement of electrification technologies necessary to transition to autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).
Jun 04, 2019 2:56 PM WST
Michelin and automaker General Motors presented a new generation of airless tire technology for passenger vehicles called the Michelin Uptis Prototype, which is an acronym for “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System." Later this year, the two companies will begin testing the airless tire on a fleet of Chevy Bolt EVs in Michigan.
Jun 04, 2019 11:51 AM WST
The Hertz Corporation, one of the world's largest car rental companies and the second biggest U.S., is launching a new vehicle-subscription service. The service is called “Hertz My Car” and will be initially available to drivers in Atlanta, Georgia and Austin Texas.
Jun 03, 2019 7:08 PM WST
Softbank Corp is now looking to the sky and plans to use orbiting satellites to help autonomous vehicles find their position and safely navigate. SoftBank is planning to launch a service later this year that would use satellite navigation data combined with mobile base stations to help self-driving buses, drones and autonomous farm machinery navigate.
BMW Launching a Free Wireless EV Charging Pilot for Drivers of the 530e Plug-in Hybrid in CaliforniaMay 31, 2019 12:57 PM WST
Drivers of the BMW 530e plug-in hybrid iPerformance sedan in California are being selected for a new free pilot program to test wireless EV charging at their homes. Wireless charging was first offered as an option on the BMW 530e iPerformance beginning in 2018.
May 30, 2019 2:10 PM WST
For General Motors, pickup trucks and SUVs are a highly profitable segment and the company is working to ramp up production. The Detroit-based automaker said on Thursday it would invest $24 million to increase truck production at its assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The plant builds the popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup models.
May 29, 2019 1:04 PM WST
Chinese electric vehicle startup SERES announced today that its board of directors has named James Taylor as CEO. Taylor previously served as general manager and chief marketing officer of Cadillac before taking over the CEO role at former GM truck division Hummer.
May 28, 2019 3:24 PM WST
Silicon Valley-based Velodyne Lidar Inc. announced it successfully won a patent challenge from newcomer Quanergy, one of many lidar startups looking for a foothold in the growing lidar market for autonomous vehicles.