Steve Kenner

Program Manager, AV Safety Uber ATG

Steve Kenner is currently the Director of Product Safety Engineering at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). In this role, Steve leads Uber ATG’s system safety efforts to validate its technology which include functional safety, software safety, and fault management.


Previously, Steve was the Director of Product Integrity at Apple Special Projects Group where he was responsible for safety and regulatory compliance.  Prior to Apple, Steve was the Global Director of the Automotive Safety Office (ASO) at Ford Motor Company. ASO’s main activities included: Corporate Vehicle Safety Policy & Rulemaking; Vehicle Safety Governance & Risk Assessment; Traffic Safety Data Analysis; Vehicle Safety Government Reporting; Product Litigation Technical Support; and, Global Product Safety Investigations. While at ASO, Steve served on the boards of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and the Transportation Improvement Association of Michigan. Additionally, Steve was appointed to two terms on the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.


Steve has over 35 years of experience in automotive engineering and worked for General Motors and Chrysler before joining Ford. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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