John Maddox is leading a start-up company effort to create a national-scale Automated and Connected Vehicle test facility in Michigan, the heart of the US auto industry. He is responsible for all aspects of this activity, including serving the US government, industry, and academic interests in advancing the readiness and deployment of CAVs through advanced product development, testing, accelerated standards setting, and ultimately certification.

Mr. Maddox is also responsible for MTC activities including industrial partnerships, government interaction, legal aspects, and strategy for the University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC). He leads the creation and operation of the MTC Southeast Michigan’s connected-vehicle deployment.

Mr. Maddox has had a wide variety of experience in the automotive research and safety, including having served as the Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Before working at NHTSA, Mr. Maddox spent over five years with Volkswagen Group as their Compliance Officer. Prior to that, he spent fourteen years with Ford Motor Company as a senior research engineer.