John Maddox



John Maddox

President and CEO
American Center for Mobility

John Maddox

John Maddox is leading a start-up non-profit to create a national-scale Automated and Connected Transportation proving ground at Willow Run Airport 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 is also Assistant Director for the University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC).


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.

He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and MS in Engineering Management from the University of Detroit Mercy.

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