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.
Sep 13, 2019 10:00 AM WST
Autonomous driving startup Voyage has announced a $31 million Series B funding round. The latest funding round was led by Franklin Templeton, with significant participation from Khosla Ventures, Jaguar Land-Rover’s InMotion Ventures, and Chevron Technology Ventures. The new funding bring to total amount raised by Voyage to $52 million.
Sep 12, 2019 11:00 AM WST
Speaking at Frankfurt motor show on Thursday, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said the company is exploring ways to deploy its self-driving technology in the trucking industry. Waymo is working with industry partners to seize both a commercial opportunity while addressing the shortage of truck drivers.
Sep 11, 2019 7:03 PM WST
In a recent blog post, Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Systems Core Supervisor, Venky Krishnan shared some details of how the company working to keep insects away from it autonomous vehicle sensors.
Sep 11, 2019 11:45 AM WST
General Motors announced on Wednesday it was recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries.
Sep 10, 2019 12:30 PM WST
Electric truckmaker Rivian continues to secure major investments this year. The company announced on Tuesday that automotive services company Cox Automotive will make an equity investment of $350 million.
Sep 09, 2019 11:45 AM WST
German aircraft manufacturer Volocopter announced that it signed the first closing of its 50 million euro ($55.2M) Series C funding round led by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding). Geely is the parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo. With the latest funding round, Geely Holding becomes a minority investor in Volocopter, along with existing investor Daimler AG.
Sep 06, 2019 4:55 PM WST
To coincide with the Taycan debut, Porsche boasted that a prototype version of the electric Taycan “conquered” the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in Germany with a record time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Now Elon Musk says he's bringing a Tesla Model S to the world famous track to challenge the Taycan's lap time.
Sep 05, 2019 1:15 PM WST
Drivers of GM vehicles will soon be able to use Google Assistant and other Google products in their cars without having to sync their smartphones. GM said it will work with Google to bring new infotainment options for a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle applications to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles around the world beginning in 2021.
Sep 04, 2019 1:00 PM WST
German automaker Porsche officially unveiled its fully-electric Taycan sedan, a car expected to become a serious rival to the Tesla Model S for those with the money to spare. The Porsche Taycan’s world premiere took place simultaneously in North America, China and Europe, three of the most important sales markets for the new electric sports car.
Sep 03, 2019 1:30 PM WST
BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Cartica AI, a leading automotive visual intelligence platform developing next-generation AI capabilities for the automotive industry that harnesses the computational resources of an average car.