Dr. Peter Sweatman, CAVita
Dr. Peter Sweatman is a cofounding principal of CAVita and has over 30 years of experience in transportation research and innovation, and the application of R&D. That experience encompasses vehicles, drivers, and infrastructure and impinges on technology, policy, and strategic planning. He is a trusted national voice on safety, ITS, transportation research and education, connected and automated vehicles, and freight technology and policy. His professional experience covers private industry, academia, and government. He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia-Pacific as well as the United States. Dr. Sweatman is the founder and former director of the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) (2013 – 2016), and former director of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) (2004 – 2015). Under his leadership, MTC was created as an unprecedented $100M private-public ITS partnership with more than 50 major companies signed on as financial and R&D partners. Dr. Sweatman was responsible for the launch of the unique test facility Mcity, which was opened on July 20, 2015 and has set the bar for safe, off-roadway testing of automated vehicles. Mcity was called the “world’s coolest test facility” by Bloomberg. Dr. Sweatman is a past chairman of the board of ITS America, and also served as founding chair of the ITS America Leadership Circle. He is currently working with the industrial consortium Together for Safer Roads. CAVita LLC is a new partnership founded by Dr. Sweatman and Mr. Abbas Mohaddes. CAVita recently completed its first major assignment for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and its Executive Committee. Under the project title “The design of new TRB approaches, including industry engagement and sponsorship” CAVita reviewed ten transformational technologies for their impact on transportation and devised new approaches to broad industry engagement, public-private collaboration and accelerated deployment of transformational technologies. The technologies investigated included connected vehicles, automated vehicles, cybersecurity, shared use services, smart cities, big data, internet of things, unmanned aerial systems, NextGen and 3D printing.
David St. Amant, President and COO, Econolite Group, Inc.
David St. Amant is President and Chief Operation Officer for Econolite Group, Inc., the umbrella company of Econolite, Econolite Canada, Aegis ITS, Safetran, and Arroyo Holdings de Mexico. St. Amant oversees the company’s global operations including sales, marketing, business and product development, human resources, and public policy. He leads the continued development of strategic partnerships, ensuring Econolite Group delivers best-in-class products and services to the ITS marketplace. St. Amant has served as Chair of the transportation Sector for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA); Chairman of the Board of Directors for ITS America; a founding member and currently Co-Chair of the Mobility Transformation Center, University of Michigan Leadership Circle; and a member of the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Deployment Coalition (V2IDC) Executive Committee.
Robert Skinner, Transportation Research Board
Robert Skinner spent 30 years advancing transportation initiatives through his services with the transportation Research Board (TRB), which is one of the seven program units of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He joined TRB as Senior Program Officer in 1983, became the Director of its Studies and Special Programs Division in 1986 and in 1994 was appointed Executive Director, a position he held until retirement in January 2015. In his capacity as Executive Director, he addressed a wide range of research and policy issues and transportation challenges facing the nation including highway design, highway safety, truck size and weight regulations, high-speed passenger rail, maritime transportation policies, and airline deregulation.
Lawrence D. Burns, General Motors Company
Abbas Mohaddes, Iteris
Jeffrey F. Paniati, Federal Highway Administration
William F. Powers, Ford Motor Company
Joseph M. Sussman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ann Flemer, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Larry Yermack, Wendover Consult
James Constantino, Ph.D. P.E., U.S.
Mortimer Downey, Parsons Brinckerhof
Michael Doyle, Econolite Group, Inc
Randell Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA)
S. Edwin Rowe, Iteris
Gerald Conover, PRC Associates
Robert G. MacLennan, Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO)
James L. Oberstar, U.S. Congress
Thomas D. Larson, PhD, FHWA
Thomas B. Deen, Transportation Research Board
William J. Harris, Texas A&M University
William W. Millar, American Public Transportation Association
Richard P Braun, University of Minnesota
Francis B. Francois, AASHTO
Lester P. Lamm, Federal Highway Administration
Robert L. Darbelnet, American Automobile Association
Christine M. Johnson, PhD, Federal Highway Administration
William M. Spreitzer, General Motors
Joseph Giglio, PhD, Northeastern University
Robert Parsons, Parsons Transportation Associates
Lyle Saxton, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT
T. Russell Shields, Ygomi LLC
Harry Voccola, NAVTEQ
C. Michael Walton, PhD, University of Texas at Austin