Ben Hager brings over 12 years of experience in the aerospace and automotive industries.  Ben has developed and applied his expertise in real-time control design and simulation, hardware-in-the-loop testing, cloud based simulation, flight testing, and instrumentation.

Ben was Head of Autonomous Driving and Software Engineering at dSPACE, where he led a team of engineers, programmers, project managers, and business developers help solve the challenges of autonomous driving and validation testing at scale.  Prior to dSPACE, Ben served as the Real-Time Control Design and Simulation Engineer at the Honda Aircraft Company.  Prior to Honda, Ben was a Flight Test Engineer for Cirrus Design Corporation and Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Ben also served as a Graduate Research Engineer at Embry-Riddle.

Ben has contributed to multiple publications on autonomous systems, sensor fusion, and object detection and identification. His mission is to enable and facilitate the development and deployment of safe, reliable, and innovative autonomous driving systems.

About Cavnue
Cavnue combines technology and road infrastructure to unlock the full potential of connected and autonomous vehicles.

Cavnue is a company founded by Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) to build the future of roads. The interstate highway system defined mobility in the second half of the 20th century. Now, transportation in America and around the world is changing again. Mobility in the 21st century will be defined by intelligent, connected, and autonomous vehicles. Cavnue is designing the physical, digital, coordination, and operational infrastructure to accelerate and realize the full potential of connected and autonomous vehicles to make roads safer, less congested, shared, and sustainable.

The company is developing a first-of-its-kind connected corridor in Michigan, the birthplace of the automobile and the home of 75% of U.S. automotive R&D investment.