EquallyAble Foundation/Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative,
U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Mohammed Yousuf is dedicated to bringing emerging accessible transportation technologies to the mainstream. As the Program Manager for the Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative (ATTRI) and the Research Transportation Specialist at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), he focuses on research related to developing technologies that include automated vehicles, wireless communications, mapping, navigation, robotics, and artificial intelligence. In 2001 he founded the EquallyAble Foundation, which has helped to empower thousands of people with disabilities around the world with access to education, equipment, and employment. Prior to joining FHWA, he lent his talents to General Motors and Chrysler Group.
Mohammed is currently co-chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) committee on accessible transportation and mobility, and a member of Technology for Aging TaskForce, Autism Cares Interagency Workgroup, Intelligent Robotics & Autonomous Systems (IRAS) Interagency Workgroup, Interagency Committee of Disability Research (ICDR), and TRB committee on automated vehicles. Formally, he served as a member of FCC Disability Advisory Committee and acted as expert advisor to its transportation and technology subcommittee, the national taskforce on workforce development for people with disabilities. He has a patent on wireless multiplex systems and methods for controlling the devices in vehicles.
Mohammed holds a B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Engineering. He lives with his wife and three children in Fairfax, Virginia.