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.
Jul 06, 2017 11:27 AM WST
Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV), a worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, has signed an agreement with Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., the leading supplier of LiDAR technology, to commercialize LiDAR, a critical sensor for autonomous cars.
Jul 05, 2017 6:59 PM WST
Project Apollo is adding major partners from throughout the automotive industry to speed adoption of self-driving car technology. Baidu announced that the Apollo Ecosystem Partners Alliance has grown to over 50 members.
Jul 05, 2017 12:08 PM WST
In an unprecedented move, Volvo announced today that the company will stop producing gasoline only vehicles and instead produce only hybrid or all-electric vehicles. Volvo is the first automaker to set a date to stop production of vehicles powered entirely by gasoline.
Jul 03, 2017 12:03 PM WST
Tesla’s first Model 3, the long-awaited electric car that’s priced for the mass market, is expected to roll off the factory floor in Fremont, California on Friday, the company’s chief executive announced early Monday in a series of Twitter posts.
Jun 30, 2017 5:41 PM WST
In February of 2017, UPS began testing a drone delivery system developed by Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based company that builds commercial, hybrid electric trucks, batteries and develops aerospace technologies.
Jun 30, 2017 1:25 PM WST
Baidu, China's leading Internet search company, is set to announce the first vehicle manufacturing partners for its self-driving software in Beijing, the result of work that is happening 6,000 miles away in Silicon Valley, where other Chinese companies are busy developing and funding software and hardware to power internet-connected, autonomous vehicles.
Jun 29, 2017 2:53 PM WST
Silicon Valley based Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) announced on June 28th it is sampling new devices in its Traveo automotive microcontroller (MCU) family that provides secure, high-speed networking for vehicle instrument cluster applications.
Jun 29, 2017 1:11 PM WST
From 2019, Volkswagen will sell cars with pWLAN (Public Wireless Local Area Network) technology which will enable the cars to communicate with each other and transport infrastructure systems thereby, sharing information on traffic, road accidents, road blockages and other events.
Jun 28, 2017 12:07 PM WST
Volkswagen will be working with Nvidia to expand its usage of its artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies beyond autonomous vehicles and into other areas of business, the two companies revealed on Tuesday, June 27th.
Jun 27, 2017 2:01 PM WST
Silicon Valley self-driving technology startup Drive.ai has raised a $50 million Series B funding round, led by NEA and with participation from GGV and previous investors, including Series A lead Northern Light. The new funding will help the company to scale its technology.