Meet The Team
Jeff RuppChief Technical Officer, Chief Safety Officer
Jeff is the Chief Technical Officer and Chief Safety Officer at ACM where he oversees the creation and execution of validation strategies for connected and automated vehicles (CAV), supporting infrastructure and product development technologies, as well as standards related to the CAV ecosystem. In this role, Jeff also serves as the Principal Investigator for government research grants.
Prior to joining ACM, Jeff advised start-up companies in Silicon Valley in the development and operation of autonomous ground vehicles. Before that, Jeff was a senior leader of Ford Motor Company’s research division where he established and led the first organizational unit dedicated to active safety research and development and the team that developed Ford’s first fully autonomous vehicle.
Jeff has been granted 20 US patents in the area of safety, earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Wayne State University.