Toyota Distinguished Keynote Speaker

Ron Medford

Ron Medford 

The Road Ahead for Fully Self-Driving Cars

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ron Medford joined Google[x] in January 2013 as the Safety Director for the Self-Driving Car team. He leads the program’s safety team and works with other program development teams to ensure the safety of the self-driving car.

Prior to joining Google, Ron served as the Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation in May 2003. He was later promoted to the Deputy Administrator position in January 2010 where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the U.S. auto safety programs. Ron holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Maryland. He currently lives in Santa Clara, California.