Michigan Department of Transportation
Kirk T. Steudle began his career with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in 1987. A registered professional engineer, he rose through the ranks of the department to his current position. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Steudle state transportation director on Jan. 1, 2011. Steudle oversees MDOT’s more than $4 billion budget and is responsible for the construction, maintenance and operation of nearly 10,000 miles of state highways and more than 4,000 state highway bridges. He also oversees administration of a wide range of multi-modal transportation programs statewide. Steudle is a national leader in the development of connected vehicle technology. He continues to work with a partnership of governments and auto manufacturers to further high-tech highway operations and, at the same time, improve Michigan’s economy. Steudle was the 2014-2015 chair of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
With 75% of shipped cars globally able to connect to the internet by 2020, vehicle manufacturers must build security into connected vehicles to protect communications and mitigate cybersecurity data hacking threats.
• Examining the mobile operators’ role in securing vehicle security and infrastructure
• Maintaining integrity throughout the vehicle lifecycle
• Preventing interception of consumer data and securing vehicle gateway
• Discussing implications and opportunities for IoT expansion, Electronic Control Units (ECU) progression, and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication