Fronckowiak will be responsible for leading the development and ongoing oversight of Cavnue’s comprehensive safety program, ensuring safety is a top priority as the company executes on its deep project pipeline of CAV lanes and corridors.
Washington, D.C., February 1, 2023 –Cavnue, the leading developer of roadway and infrastructure technology designed to accelerate the full benefits of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), announced today that Todd Fronckowiak has joined the organization as Vice President of Safety. Fronckowiak is responsible for leading the development and oversight of a comprehensive safety program at Cavnue, ensuring regulatory compliance, and coordinating all of our product and solution safety efforts across the organization.
Fronckowiak brings more than three decades of experience building and leading world-class global safety teams to Cavnue, as well as working closely with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other federal agencies in the U.S. and Europe. He most recently served as the head of Safety Policy and Assurance at the autonomous vehicle company Argo AI, where he worked to build and enhance the company’s outstanding safety reputation and culture of safety. During his tenure at Argo, Fronckowiak built a global team and worked closely with engineering and operations colleagues to ensure that the company’s safety policies, processes, and procedures conformed to industry safety standards and best practices. Prior to his time at Argo, he was employed for more than 30 years at Ford Motor Company in various testing, regulatory, safety, and government affairs roles. During his tenure at Ford as the Assistant Director of the company’s global Automotive Safety Office, he was responsible for Ford’s internal and external safety investigations, corporate safety policies and procedures, and working with global safety regulators, including NHTSA.
“As our Vice President of Safety, Todd will bring together his cross-industry experience in vehicle safety as well as safety systems to ensure Cavnue is providing safer transportation experiences for all road users—one of our company’s founding principles,” said Tyler Duvall, co-founder and CEO of Cavnue. “I am confident that Todd will not only provide safety compliance across our organization, but his work will ultimately be critical to defining how the industry looks at CAV infrastructure.”
Cavnue, which announced the closing of its Series A at $130M last year, is bridging technology and road infrastructure to realize a safer, more efficient, and more accessible future for automated transportation. As the leading developer of specialized road infrastructure for CAVs, Cavnue is building the future of roads in close collaboration with government and industry partners—including the company’s role as Master Developer of the nation’s first CAV Corridor in Michigan. Cavnue’s tech-enabled roadways are designed to increase the capabilities and reliability of ADAS-enabled vehicles of today and future-proof roadways for next-generation technology such as autonomous trucks, buses, and cars.
“I am very excited to be a part of the team of experts at Cavnue. After spending the bulk of my career working to advance automotive safety, I know the critical role that road infrastructure has on vehicle safety and automated transportation. I am looking forward to improving safety by helping to develop and deploy the world’s most advanced roads,” said Fronckowiak.
Fronckowiak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and two Master of Science degrees—Electronics and Computer Controlled Systems Engineering and Engineering Management— both from Wayne State University and resides in Metro Detroit.
Smart vehicles need smarter roads. Cavnue was founded to bridge the worlds of technology and road infrastructure to rapidly realize a safer, more efficient, and more accessible future of connected and automated vehicles in all regions. Our vision is to develop the world’s most advanced roads by incorporating physical and digital infrastructure that unlock the full spectrum of capabilities of current and future automated vehicle technologies. For more information, visit Cavnue.com.