The Rearview Mirror: A Look Back On 2018 Highlights

DEC. LCT Publisher's Page: The mission of this year was about focus, retooling, and turning a profit.

New Flyer cuts ribbon on Alabama facility expansion

Adds an additional 76,000 square feet of space, bringing the total campus to nearly 400,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity.

GM's President Ammann to Lead AV Unit

Dan Ammann, General Motors president, has resigned from his role to become chief executive for the automaker's Cruise autonomous vehicle unit. He will take on the new role on Jan. 1.

Wheels, Inc. to Offer Connected Toyota Data

Wheels, Inc. is integrating technology from Toyota's vehicle data communication module into its fleet management online user portals to enable its customer companies to unlock a range of information from their Toyota vehicles.

Enterprise Opens First Location in Vietnam

The launch is part of Enterprise Holdings’ goal to expand access to its car rental services throughout Asia and the Pacific.

National Safety Council's CEO Joins Waymo to Spearhead Safety

The National Safety Council's Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO, will leave the organization on Jan. 11 to join California-based Waymo, a self-driving technology company, where she will serve as chief safety officer.

INIT, Bestmile to integrate driverless vehicles into public transport

Dispatchers in the control center will be able to track all transport services comfortably within one monitoring system.

Vulog Shares Q4 Carsharing Expansion Plans

At the 2018 L.A. Auto Show, Vulog announced it will be supporting Dashee, a shared rental service for 120 electric scooters in Miami.

GM accelerates car production cuts, focus on future tech

In addition to plant closures and layoffs, resources allocated to electric and autonomous vehicle programs will double in the next two years.

Volkswagen Inches Closer to Offering Cargo Van

Volkswagen is showing a concept cargo van at the LA Auto Show called the I.D. Buzz Cargo, that offers another exhibit of evidence that it may...

Volvo Announces Its LA Auto Show Debut: Nothing

Rather than debuting a vehicle ahead of this year's LA Auto Show at the AutoMobility LA trade show, Volvo is planning an alternative approach to vehicle debuts. The automaker announced that it will "show nothing" at the event.

Chinese EV Automaker Debuts Sedan in LA

Chinese electric vehicle automotive manufacturer Byton is showcasing two of its concept vehicles at AutoMobility LA and the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, including its new concept sedan.

GM, Ford and VW Prepare for a Disruptive Future

News stories this week show how volatile and disruptive the global automotive industries are today. And the upheaval is only beginning. Commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

JTA readies launch of enhanced transportation inititatives

New services include a bus rapid transit line, park-n-ride, and an on-demand shuttle.

Scotland to test first autonomous full-sized bus fleet in passenger service

The trial — to begin during 2019 — will include five autonomous single-deck Alexander-Dennis vehicles.

Autonomous Vehicles: Niche vs. Mainstream

Autonomous vehicles are a hotbed subject in our industry, as they should be. They potentially affect everyone, even non-drivers, and certainly tire dealers. To some, it is just the next step in the evolution of transportation.

Drivers Overestimating Safety Tech Capabilities: AAA

Four out of 10 Americans overestimate the capabilities of semi-automated driving systems based on their names, which indicates a lack of understanding of the technologies and a possible safety risk, according to a new survey from AAA.

Canadian town transforms fixed-route bus fleet to on-demand service

In September, the City of Belleville, Ontario started operating a new service, in partnership with Toronto-based technology company Pantonium.