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MARTY Drifts Figure 8s

The Dynamic Design Lab's autonomous electric DeLorean, MARTY, repeatedly executes a highly dynamic figure 8 drifting maneuver. During the rapid transitions between +/- 40 degrees of drift angle, the vehicle steers lock-to-lock in about a second, reaching yaw rates as high as 120 deg/s. By studying how to control a vehicle in these extreme situations, the researchers are helping to make autonomous vehicles safer.

Date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Credits: 
Jonathan Goh / Dynamic Design Lab