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October 7, 2015 || By: || BLOOMBERG

Keith Naughton takes a ride in X1, a student built automated car, as it approaches a simulated road crew where it must make an... MORE

May 9, 2015 || By: || Stanford + Connects

Where is the best place to study car safety? The racetrack! Professor Gerdes discusses how Stanford students work with racecar... MORE

February 23, 2015 || By: || STANFORD DAILY

Chris Gerdes, professor of mechanical engineering, is the director of Stanford’s Center for Automotive Research. The Daily sat... MORE

February 18, 2015 || By: || STANFORD DAILY

Through his research, professor of mechanical engineering Chris Gerdes places autonomous cars in one of the most dangerous... MORE

February 13, 2015 || By: || AAAS

In this narrated video, Prof Chris Gerdes from Stanford University showcases Shelley, Stanford's Autonomous race car.

February 12, 2015 || By: || NBC NEWS

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Driverless cars are all well and good, but surely they can't outdrive flesh-and-blood race car drivers, can... MORE

July 21, 2014 || By: || BBC FUTURE

We keep being told the future of transport is autonomous; our vehicles are going to end up driving themselves. But it may be... MORE


Panel discussion + presentation presented by John Casesa, Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners with our very own... MORE

September 1, 2013 || By: || ASME

Chris Gerdes isn’t your typical car guy. Yes, he likes to drive fast and push his vehicle to the limits, but he takes the... MORE

June 3, 2013 || By: || AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Stroll through Stanford University's 8,000-square-foot Automotive Innovation Facility here and you... MORE


Oct 6 2016 | DOT Volpe Center
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Chris Gerdes spent a year at the United States Department of Transportation as its first Chief Innovation Officer. In September 2016, he spoke at the National Association of Corporate Directors' Global Board Leaders' Summit.   Once the stuff of science fiction, autonomous cars are becoming a...
Aug 1 2016 | Stanford News
To actually integrate autonomous vehicles into everyday life, researchers need to teach the cars how to make the safe driving decisions that come intuitively to humans. Stanford engineers are conducting experiments to translate social behavior into algorithms so that self-driving cars will maintain...
Jul 28 2016 | Federal News Network
The Transportation Department and the Department of Health and Human Services are taking the buzz out of innovation. While many agencies and companies talk about how they are becoming more innovative in how they work and address mission areas, DoT and HHS actually are experiencing the...
Feb 1 2016 | SXSWorld
A few years ago, when discussing the work he and his students did building driverless cars, Stanford University mechanical engineering professor Chris Gerdes tended to focus on speed, as illustrated by his 2012 TEDx Talk, "The Future Race Car - 150 MPH and No Driver." These days, Gerdes and his...