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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

August 13, 2012 || By: || STANFORD NEWS

Stanford News has a great video of one of our projects, Shelley at Thunderhill raceway.

July 11, 2012 || By: || TEDxStanford

Autonomous cars are coming -- and they're going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are... MORE

May 19, 2012 || By: || TedX STANFORD

Autonomous cars are coming — and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are... MORE


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...
Oct 27 2015 | KQED
Self-driving cars could aid congestion, improve safety and allow drivers to work or play while the car drives itself. Many companies have their own self-driving prototypes and cars will continue to evolve from technology such as adaptive cruise control, self-park, and lane changing. However...
Oct 20 2015 | WIRED MAGAZINE
With inspiration from rally car drivers, Chris Gerdes’ team have designed MARTY, an autonomous, drifting, electric DeLorean. “We think automated vehicles should be able to execute any maneuver within the physical limits of the vehicle to get out of harm’s way,” says Chris Gerdes. MARTY can do “...
Oct 20 2015 | STANFORD NEWS
Introducing MARTY, Stanford's self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean. Stanford engineers built an autonomous DeLorean capable of stable, precise drifting at large angles in order to study how cars perform in extreme situations, which could ultimately guide the development of autonomous safety...