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.
Nov 13, 2019 11:00 AM WST
At this week's Xilinx Developer Forum Europe 2019 in the Netherlands, Silicon Valley-based semiconductor company Xilinx, Inc., a leading supplier of silicon chips to global automakers and other industries, announced the expansion of its automotive-qualified 16 nanometer (nm) family of chips with two new devices—the automotive (XA) Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC) 7EV and the 11EG.
Nov 12, 2019 5:00 PM WST
Electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors today announced the signing of its Series C capital funding of US$400 million. The funding comes from a group of strategic and institutional investors, including corporate and individual investors and private equity firms.
Nov 11, 2019 10:50 AM WST
Hyundai Motor Group today announced it developed the world’s first “noise cancelling system” that may be well-suited for electric vehicles. The automaker calls the system Road Noise Active Noise Control (RANC) and says it's the first-ever system that can dramatically reduces noise within the cabin of a vehicle.
Nov 08, 2019 2:30 PM WST
California-based luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has begun construction of an assembly factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, the company announced in a blog post. Lucid said the factory will begin production of the company’s luxury electric flagship sedan called the Lucid Air in late 2020.
Nov 08, 2019 11:00 AM WST
China’s BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they have signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development of electric vehicles.
Nov 07, 2019 10:45 AM WST
Ride-hailing company Lyft is partnering with online used auto retailer Carvana to get people to ditch their cars. Residents of New York, Chicago or San Francisco who trade in and sell their vehicles on Carvana’s platform will receive $250 in Lyft credit along with a three months of free membership in Lyft’s monthly subscription service Pink.
Nov 06, 2019 10:30 AM WST
Nvidia revealed its brand new AI-powered processor today with enough computing power for the next generation AI-powered autonomous vehicles, delivery robots or drones. NVIDIA says the Jetson Xavier NX is the world's smallest AI supercomputer.
Nov 05, 2019 3:45 PM WST
DENSO, one of the world’s biggest automotive component suppliers, announced it led the latest Series A funding round for Metawave Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based automotive startup developing radar for autonomous driving and wireless solutions for the deployment of 5G cellular networks.
Nov 05, 2019 10:05 AM WST
Chinese electric car startup Nio is partnering with Intel’s autonomous driving subsidiary Mobileye to develop self-driving vehicles for the consumer market in China and eventually to other overseas markets.
Nov 04, 2019 1:15 PM WST
Electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse Group Inc. is hosting a private event this week for a group of current and prospective customers to unveil the latest test version of its next generation electric delivery vehicle.