Originally hailing from New Jersey, Eric is a automotive & technology reporter covering the high-tech industry here in Silicon Valley. He 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.
Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD Selects Innoviz as its Direct Lidar Supplier for the Automaker's Future Software-Defined VehiclesSep 08, 2022 11:15 AM WST
Lidar developer Innoviz Technologies Ltd, which is among one of the leading developers of the laser technology for advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, has landed a major supply deal with Volkswagen’s software unit CARIAD. The lidar sensors supplied by Innoviz will be a part of CARIAD's software-based vehicle architecture and operating system that will serve as the foundation for millions of Volkswagen’s future EVs.
Solar-Electric Car Developer Lightyear Announces Technical Partnership with Hypercar Manufacturer KoenigseggSep 04, 2022 11:30 AM WST
Two of the most unique automakers on the planet are joining forces in a new technical partnership. Lightyear, a Dutch company founded in 2016 that’s developing solar-powered electric vehicles, announced a new partnership with Swedish high-performance electric carmaker Koenigsegg. As part of this partnership, the two companies will share their knowledge and resources to jointly develop cutting-edge innovations in the EV space.
EV Charging Provider ChargePoint to Install Hundreds of Chargers at Apartments and Condo Complexes Across CaliforniaSep 03, 2022 1:40 PM WST
Although the state of California has the highest electric vehicle adoption rate in the U.S., finding convenient places to charge is not always easy, especially for residents that live in apartment complexes or condo units. But Silicon Valley-based EV charging provider ChargePoint is working to expand charging options in its home state as part of a new collaboration.
General Motors Announces Two Major Long-Term Supply Agreements for Enough Lithium and Cathode Material to Build 5 Million EVsSep 02, 2022 10:00 AM WST
For U.S. automaker General Motors, securing long-term supply deals for the raw materials used to produce EV batteries, such as lithium hydroxide, is essential to reach the company's goal of phasing out gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035. Now GM has announced two major long-term supply deals for enough lithium and cathode materials to build five million EVs, which will be vital to the automaker's electrification plans.
General Motors Launches ‘EV Live’ an Interactive Virtual Experience Where Participants Can Learn More About Electric VehiclesAug 31, 2022 11:15 AM WST
General Motors launched a new interactive virtual experience called “EV Live” where customers can learn more about its electric vehicles. The new website can be accessed via a desktop computer or mobile device and its part of GM’s mission to make EV ownership accessible to all. EV Live will also serve as an educational platform to accelerate EV adoption in the U.S.
Urban Air Mobility Company Backed by Electric Automaker XPeng Inc Begins Trail Production of its Voyager X2 ‘Flying Car’Aug 31, 2022 8:45 AM WST
Xpeng Aeroht, a UAM (urban air mobility) company backed by electric vehicle maker XPeng Inc., started trial production of its Voyager X2 “flying car” at its factory in China on July 25, according to a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo by He Xiaopeng, chairman and CEO of XPeng. The design language of the X2 is borrowed from XPeng's flagship P7 electric sedan.
China’s Baidu Reveals the Apollo RT6, a Fully Autonomous, Production Ready Level-4 Robotaxi with Removable Steering WheelAug 27, 2022 2:00 PM WST
China’s technology giant Baidu Inc, which is the equivalent of Google in its home country, held its “Baidu World 2022” annual tech conference this week which included several major announcements. Among them was the unveiling of Baidu’s production-ready Apollo RT6 robotaxi, a fully autonomous passenger vehicle designed for autonomous urban mobility.
Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD to Co-Develop a System-on-Chip With STMicroelectronics for the Automaker’s Future Software-defined VehiclesAug 26, 2022 9:45 AM WST
Volkswagen’s new independent software unit CARIAD, which is creating and operating system and architecture for the automaker’s future software-defined vehicles, will soon begin the joint development of an automotive system-on-chip (SoC) chip together with semiconductor company STMicroelectronics. The SoC will be specifically designed for vehicle connectivity, energy management, and over-the-air software updates.
GM’s New Blazer EV Will Take on the Tesla Model Y Performance and Ford Mustang Mach EAug 25, 2022 7:30 AM WST
General Motors officially revealed the new 2024 Blazer EV last night, which marks the company’s first entrance into the popular mid-size electric crossover segment that’s currently dominated by Tesla’s Model Y, the Ford Mustang Mach E and Hyundai IONIQ 5, along with dozens of other gas-powered models.
Porsche Looking to Boost its Profits as its Prepares for a 2022 IPO That Could Value the Company as High as $81.4 BillionAug 24, 2022 10:30 AM WST
Sports car manufacturer Porsche AG, which is currently a subsidiary of parent company Volkswagen AG, aims to launch an IPO later this year. But before any IPO, the iconic sports car maker wants to increase its profit margins in order to make itself more attractive to investors. Porsche’s most profitable model is the iconic 911 and sales of the iconic car could reach 40,000 units in 2022, which would be a record high number for Porsche.