James A. Misener is a transportation and technology consultant, based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. Mr. Misener was an early pioneer in vehicle-highway automation, serving as modeling and simulation lead for the National Automated Highway Systems Consortium, 1995 – 1997. His current clients range from small startups focused on self-driving cars, through large telecommunications firms and to USDOT. From 2010 – 2013, he was Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the Federally-focused Intelligent Transportation Systems and highways business for the firm. From 2008 – 2010, served as Executive Director of the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley. He was with PATH from 1995 – 2010, developing and delivering public and private sector sponsored research with government and industries, with heavy focus on the automotive sector. Mr. Misener has led the initial Connected Vehicle deployment test bed in California along Caltrans right of way, the first such facility in the United States.
Mr. Misener is a member of IEEE, the TRB ITS Committee and is Chair for the SAE Dedicated Short Range Communication Technical Committee. He is US Expert in ISO TC/204 WG 16 – 18, which is focused on applying telematics and safety “ITS terminals” in vehicles and the infrastructure. He also is Chair the ITS America Safety Forum and serves on the Executive Committee for the first responder-focused Transportation Safety Advancement Group. Mr. Misener is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is widely published and speaks frequently at conferences, panels and with industry groups. Mr. Misener holds BS and MS degrees from UCLA and USC.