Jim Barbaresso

Barbaresso is shaping or influencing a number of projects related to the national Autonomous Vehicle and Connected Vehicle initiative, including designing and building one of the first live test beds with the Michigan Department of Transportation.
In the past 30 years, he has worked with transportation clients, automobile manufacturers and technology companies, successfully planning, implementing and managing some of the largest, most visible Intelligent Transportation Systems and autonomous and connected vehicles programs in the United States.
Professional affiliations:
  • ITS World Congress, board of directors (past chair, 2013-2014), member
  • ITS of Michigan board of directors, member and past president
  • Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan, board of directors, executive committee, member
  • ITS America, member
  • Transportation Research Board, associate
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers, member
  • Master of Science in transportation planning, 1978, University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science in sociology, 1975, University of Iowa