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Beyond the Limits

MARTY, the Dynamic Design Lab's electric DeLorean, dodges haybales as it autonomously drifts through a long and challenging obstacle course. By studying how to control a vehicle in these extreme situations, DDL researchers are helping to make autonomous vehicles safer. 

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Welcome to the online home of Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Lab!

Under the direction of Professor Chris Gerdes, we study the design and control of motion, especially as it relates to cars and vehicle safety. Our research blends analytical approaches to vehicle dynamics and control together with experiments in a variety of test vehicles and a healthy appreciation for the talents and demands of human drivers.

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Featured Publication

Contingency Model Predictive Control for Automated Vehicles

John P Alsterda, July, 2019
American Control Conference