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.
Nov 15, 2018 1:05 PM WST
Jaguar Land Rover is trailing a new technology called The Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system, which allows cars to “talk” to traffic lights and inform the driver the speed they should drive as they approach intersections or traffic signals.
Nov 13, 2018 4:55 PM WST
Waymo is preparing to launch a commercial ride-hailing service in Arizona next month to rival Uber. For its new service, Waymo has plans to acquire up to 62,000 plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivans and 20,000 fully-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs to build out its commercial fleet over the next few years.
Nov 13, 2018 11:47 AM WST
Mercedes Benz delivered its first fuel cell vehicle to a customer in Germany, becoming the first automaker to deliver an all-electric vehicle that can run on hydrogen or battery power.
Nov 12, 2018 1:19 PM WST
RoboSense, a China-based company working on an advanced lidar and perception systems for autonomous driving, announced that it has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for its RS-IPLS Intelligent Perception LiDAR System.
Nov 09, 2018 11:53 AM WST
Automakers are continuing to form strategic partnerships with tech companies and rivals to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. The latest being Volkswagen, who is reported to be in talks with the Ford Motor Co to work together on electric and self-driving cars.
Nov 08, 2018 11:21 AM WST
A select group of riders in San Jose, California, will soon be able to hail a ride in a self-driving Mercedes Benz. The city was chosen as the pilot city for a new autonomous ride-hailing service. San Jose is the third largest city in California.
Nov 07, 2018 11:42 AM WST
Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), one of Southeast Asia’s largest mobile platforms, announced an agreement in which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia will invest an additional $250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to promote EV programs across Southeast Asia.
Nov 06, 2018 3:34 PM WST
As the auto industry focuses much of its attention on developing electric vehicles, Nikola Motor Company is developing hydrogen-powered semi trucks as a viable alternative to traditional diesel-powered trucks. The truck manufacturer has announced a new hydrogen-powered truck specifically for the European market.
Oct 31, 2018 10:50 AM WST
The Ford Motor Company and China’s Baidu launched a two-year project on Wednesday to test self-driving vehicles on Chinese roads. The move is another partnership between a tech company and established automaker in the race to develop autonomous driving technology.
Oct 30, 2018 2:51 PM WST
Financially troubled EV startup Faraday Future (FF) is on the brink of collapse and the company’s co-founder Nick Samson has resigned from the company, stating the automaker "is effectively insolvent in both its financial and personnel assets."