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Principal Investigator at Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP)
Benedikt Brecht started his career in the automotive industry at Volkswagen in 2010. He was involved in projects of Volkswagen AG Group Research before moving to Product Development. Since 2013, he has been with Group IT as a Program Manager with the Volkswagens Connected Car Program. He was assigned to work in the U.S. as a Senior IT Connected Vehicle Engineer with the Department of Safety Affairs and Advanced Research on Vehicle-to-X (V2X) topics in 2015. He is currently a Principal Investigator of the U.S. Department of Transportation-funded Crash Avoidance Metrics Partners Program involved in security topics for V2X communication. He helped design, build, and operate the V2X Security Credential Management System in its shape as of today.
Before that, he was a Research Associate with the University of Potsdam and the Freie Universitaet Berlin. He received degrees in IT systems engineering and computer science from the Hasso Plattner Institute and the University of Potsdam, Germany.