Director Autonomous Driving U.S. - Maps & Communications - at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Inc.;
Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC)
Dr. Luca Delgrossi is Director Autonomous Driving U.S. - Maps & Communications - at Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Inc. A pioneer in vehicular communications, he coordinated the team that developed the first 5.9 GHz Dedicated Short Range Communications radio and On-Board Equipment. At the 15th ITS World Congress in New York, in 2008, his team showcased a Mercedes-Benz S550 engaging automated braking upon the detection of an imminent red light violation. More recently, his team designed and built nine Mercedes-Benz C300 and four Freightliner Cascadia trucks for the USDOT V2V Safety Pilot Model Deployment field trial. Currently, he is the lead of a competence center focusing on digital maps for highly automated driving as well as connected vehicles solutions.
Dr. Delgrossi holds a PhD in Computer Science. He has conducted research at the University of California at Berkeley, Internet Engineering Task Force, IBM European Networking Center in Heidelberg, Germany, and Catholic University of Milan, Italy. Currently, Dr. Delgrossi represents Mercedes-Benz at the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP) and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC).
He is the author of over 70 publications in scientific journals and conferences and is Co-Editor of the IEEE Communication Magazine Automotive Series. With Dr. Tao Zhang, he authored the book "Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy" published by Wiley in 2012.