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.
Brembo Unveils a Breakthrough Electro-Mechanical Brake System Called ‘SENSIFY’ That’s Powered By AIOct 25, 2021 4:00 PM WST
Auto industry supplier Brembo unveiled its latest brake system called “SENSIFY”, which pairs its world-renowned brake components with the power of AI. SENSIFY adds digital technology to create a flexible platform that includes software, predictive algorithms and data management to control a vehicle’s brake system digitally. The brake system can intelligently adapt to any road or weather condition.
Tesla Closing in on a Trillion Dollar Market Cap After Rental Car Company Hertz Orders 100,000 Model 3 SedansOct 25, 2021 8:25 AM WST
Electric automaker Tesla is closing in on a trillion dollar market capitalization after rental car company Hertz Global Holdings placed an order for 100,000 Model 3 sedans that will be delivered over the next 14 months. The Model 3s will be available to rent at Hertz rental car locations in major U.S. markets and parts of Europe starting in early November.
General Motors is Quickly Reducing its Backlog of Parked Pickup Trucks Due to Semiconductor ShortagesOct 22, 2021 10:20 AM WST
Automaker General Motors is expediting deliveries of full-size pickups that were parked due to the ongoing chip shortages that are affecting auto production around the world. Speaking at the Reuters Events Automotive Summit, GM's North American chief executive Steve Carlisle said the automaker is more than halfway through shipping its newly assembled backlog of pickups that were parked and awaiting shipment to dealers.
Polestar is Offering Two Years of Free DC-Fast Charging From Electrify America to Polestar 2 DriversOct 21, 2021 3:00 PM WST
Polestar, the electric-performance brand operated by Volvo Cars and its parent company Geely, is teaming up with EV charging operator Electrify America to offer Polestar 2 drivers two years of free DC fast charging sessions. The free charging offer is being provided to all Polestar 2 drivers, even those that have already purchased their vehicles or are still waiting to take delivery.
Nissan, Verizon Complete a Successful 5G-Powered Connected Vehicle Proof-of-Concept to Warn Drivers of Hazards Outside Their Line-of-SightOct 21, 2021 10:45 AM WST
Verizon and Nissan's North America Research and Advanced Engineering team have announced the completion of a successful C-V2X proof-of-concept that demonstrates how vehicle sensor data and nearby infrastructure can be processed using Verizon’s wireless network and communicated back to vehicles to notify drivers of any potential hazards in near real-time.
As One of the World's Richest Persons, Can Jeff Bezos Help Make Amazon-backed Rivian Bigger Than Tesla?Oct 20, 2021 3:00 PM WST
E-commerce giant Amazon is now worth roughly $1.7 trillion, which has made its founder Jeff Bezos one of the richest people on the planet. Amazon is also a backer of electric vehicle startup Rivian and could help the company take on Tesla in the electric vehicle space.
Oct 19, 2021 11:45 AM WST
HT Aero, an urban air mobility (UAM) company and an affiliate of Chinese electric vehicle startup XPeng Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a consortium of investors to raise over US$500 million in Series A funding. It will be the largest single-tranche fundraising to date in Asia’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) sector.
iPhone Assembler Foxconn Unveils 3 New Electric Vehicle Prototypes as it Prepares to Diversify its Business by Building EVsOct 18, 2021 2:45 PM WST
Apple Inc's contract manufacturer Foxconn, which has assembled hundreds of missions of iPhones and electronic devices over the years for the technology giant, has unveiled three electric vehicles as the company prepares to diversify its business. The three vehicles are designed for mass production. The reference designs allow EV companies to customize the vehicles to their own specifications.
Oct 18, 2021 8:30 AM WST
BMW i Ventures, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm of automaker BMW, announced an investment in Michigan-based battery startup Our Next Energy Inc. (“ONE”). The company is working to develop lower cost and longer range batteries for electric vehicles. The investment from BMW i Ventures was part of a $25 million Series A capital raise led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a venture capital firm founded by Bill Gates.
Commercial Vehicle Startup Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc. Announces Battery Supply Agreement with China’s CATLOct 14, 2021 7:55 AM WST
Michigan-based commercial electric vehicle startup Electric Last Mile Solutions Inc. (ELMS) has announced a battery supply agreement with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) for its electric vans designed for last mile delivery. CATL is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of electric vehicle batteries to the auto industry.