John Maddox

President & CEO

American Center for Mobility

John Maddox is leading a start-up non-profit to create a national-scale Automated and Connected Transportation proving ground at Willow Run in Michigan, the heart of the US auto industry. He is responsible for all aspects of this activity, with a focus on accelerating the readiness and deployment of CAVs through education, advanced product development, testing, accelerated standards setting, and ultimately self-certification.

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, and fourteen years with Ford Motor Company as a senior research engineer.