NHTSA Leadership

Associate Administrator, Vehicle Safety Research: Nat Beuse

Nat Beuse works as the associate administrator for Vehicle Safety Research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). He is responsible for NHTSA’s vehicle safety research activities, which are focused on achieving the agency’s mission of reducing fatalities and injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes. This work includes developing and conducting research on vehicle automation, cybersecurity, vehicle connectivity, and vehicle crash safety. Results of the research program support Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, consumer information programs, guidelines, and advancement of a wide variety of vehicle programs. Beuse is also responsible for the Vehicle Research and Test Center, where a significant amount of laboratory testing and analysis occurs. Prior to this role, Beuse served as office director for Crash Avoidance Rulemaking.

Beuse has published and presented several technical papers on the topics of occupant safety, consumer information, and vehicle design. He has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University.