Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has appointed senior technical engineer and senior manager of electrical engineering at Fiat Chrysler, Stephen Buckley, to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility.
The Michigan Council on Future Mobility is a 21-member board that will provide the Snyder and the Michigan Legislature with recommendations and advice on changes to state policy that will help the state become a leader in automated, driverless, and connected vehicle technologies. Other members of the board apart from Buckley include Ryan Eustice, vice president of autonomous driving for the Toyota Research Institute, Emily Frascaroli, legal counsel for Ford Motor Company and Gary Smyth, executive director of General Motors’ R&D laboratories.
“Staying ahead of the curve in the field of mobility is key to Michigan’s future success,” Snyder said in a prepared statement. “With these individuals lending their expertise from the field, we can be proactive in adopting new policies necessary to keep making advancements for Michigan and the world. All of us working together will make cars smarter and safer for people globally while continuing to drive our economy forward.”
Buckley holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan’s Northeastern University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. He will provide the future mobility council with advice in regards to business, policy, research and technological advancements related to autonomous driving tech.