My Consulting Business

I've been consulting since I left TomTom in late 2011, mostly in the areas of telematics technology related to automotive, with a heavy emphasis on connected vehicles and the collection and use of vehicle data for safety and insurance applications.  I have extensive experience with maps and map vendors, such as TomTom, Nokia Here, and Open Street Map, as well as standards and requirements for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving.  I have been at the forefront of map technology and automotive applications since the inception of vehicle connectivity- always as a thought leader and several times as a prime instigator.

I also have experience with the infrastructure and communications needs off of the vehicle.  I introduced the vehicle OEMs and NHTSA to DSRC in 1999 and created the first industry project on short range communications- which has led to over $1B in investment in interim, and I expect a mandate for the technology soon. I have helped several companies take advantage of this opportunity through technical and business advice and advocacy. My most recent company, Vehicle Data Science, focused on building big data analytics tools for processing automated vehicle data, and is an industry leader in probe-based mapping for ADAS and automated systems.  I hold several patents in this area, with more pending.

I have won 2 SBIR phase 1 grants (NSF and DOT), and one phase 2.  I have also raised research money from OEMs and government sources.

New Clients?

If you have a business or technical problem involving connected vehicles, I can help.

Vehicle or Infrastructure, and I am uniquely qualified to bridge the gap with experience on both sides.

OEMs and Insurance carriers- I work with both and align business models for data collection.

Some of my Clients:

  • Vehicle OEM - Developing models for probe based map content and trade offs to traditional (survey) mapping methods.
  • Top 5 Insurance Company - I developed risk scoring algorithms for a commercial usage based insurance program.
  • Tier 1 Supplier - Aided in the design of a system to incorporate map data into a driver comfort feature.
  • Investment group - Examined the market for automotive camera systems.  Identified existing and future players in this exciting market.
  • Transportation Departments - Advice on the deployment of vehicle-infrastructure communications systems and the back end data processing needs.
  • Navigation company- Provided technical evaluations of various map providers and their ability to support future "vehicle map" needs.