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.
Feb 15, 2019 12:13 PM WST
Electric truckmaker Rivian soon may become a major player in the electric vehicle space after receiving a $700 million investment led e-commerce giant Amazon. Rivian first revealed its two electric models, the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past November.
Feb 13, 2019 4:30 PM WST
On Wednesday, the California DMV released its annual disengagement report. The newly released report, which is also available to the public, provides some surprising insights into the progress made by all 48 company testing autonomous vehicles in California and Waymo is clearly ahead of the pack.
Feb 11, 2019 1:39 PM WST
Nuro announced today that it has raised $940 million in its latest round of financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund. The company is developing small self-driving vehicles that can be used for on-demand e-commerce to deliver goods.
Feb 07, 2019 1:26 PM WST
Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has secured an additional $530 million in its latest Series B funding round. Participating in the investment round is retail giant Amazon. The latest funding values the startup at $2.5 billion and will help Aurora to further develop its autonomous driving technology.
Feb 06, 2019 12:15 PM WST
Self-driving cars will present a new challenge to pedestrians in the future. For example, a person trying to cross a busy street will not be able to rely on commonly used visual cues from a human driver. The Ford Motor Company is looking to address this problem by creating a universal “visual language” using exterior lighting for communication between a driverless car and a nearby person.
Feb 05, 2019 7:36 PM WST
Following in the footsteps of Cadillac, Volvo, BMW and Audi, the Toyota Motor Corporation is launching a new subscription-based vehicle service. The automaker announced today a new company called Kinto to manage and operate its subscription business.
Feb 05, 2019 12:56 PM WST
The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world’s biggest auto groups, is reported to be working with Alphabet Inc’s Waymo division to develop autonomous taxis and other mobility services in Asia.
Jan 31, 2019 6:00 PM WST
Audi is promoting a new standard for how Internet of Thing (IoT) devices, smart homes and electric cars can communicate with each other. The upcoming Audi e-tron is the first electric car whose charging system uses the new EEBUS communication standard.
Jan 31, 2019 1:49 PM WST
Uber is advancing its mission to provide people easy access to mobility. The ride-hailing giant announced it is adding public transportation options to its app for the first time. Beginning today in Denver, riders will be able to use to the Uber app for public transportation options.
Jan 28, 2019 11:32 AM WST
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has cut its exposure to electric carmaker Tesla Inc. The move is a sign that the PIF is concerned about Tesla’s long-term profitability.