After two years leading technology development at American Center for Mobility, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Safety Officer, Jeff Rupp has officially announced his career retirement starting July 2, 2020. Rupp started with ACM in May of 2018 with a focus on establishing a facility with world class capabilities for testing and developing automated vehicle technologies. Jeff helped develop the strategies and vision that positioned ACM to qualify for notable research projects with the US DOE and US DOT totaling $20m in grants focused on the research and development of connected and automated vehicle technologies at ACM.
Over his career, Jeff’s notable contributions to CAV and mobility topics within the automotive industry include advising start-up companies in Silicon Valley in the development and operation of autonomous ground vehicles, he 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 vehicles, and has also been granted 22 US patents in the area of safety and vehicle automation.
ACM respectfully thanks Jeff for his contributions to ACM’s early growth, and wholeheartedly wishes Jeff the very best in his retirement.
Moving forward, ACM’s President and CEO, Reuben Sarkar will address all technology related topics, and is already working to identify a research lead to ensure a smooth and reliable transition on all research-related projects.