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Highlights from Stanford's Data Driven Conference

A driver hits the brakes.

Data point.

He changes speed.

Data point.

The vehicle’s fuel economy shifts.

Data point.

The car slows to a halt. Stopped at a red light, the driver looks down to his phone to check on his route on Google’s Waze app. Thanks to crowdsourced data produced in real time by other drivers, Waze identifies an accident a half-mile ahead, and the app redirects his route. The light turns green...

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Workshop: Global Perspectives on Autonomous Driving

In conjunction with the German Airspace Center (DLR) and the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS), the Revs Program at Stanford presents an expert panel workshop titled Global Perspectives on Autonomous Driving. The event is scheduled on April 1, 2015 from 9AM to 4PM at VAIL on Stanford's campus.

RSVP to adelet@stanford.edu.

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Judging Historical Significance: The Automobile

How might we judge the importance of an object?  This immersive design seminar is designed for you to learn how to judge the import and impact of a historical object.  Students will explore context, design and impact to develop criteria and discuss their findings to arrive at a common outcome. 

Our test case for this is the automobile but the underlying thinking is designed to be transferable across the disciplines. Having...

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Are We Ready for Autonomous Cars?

People tend to view product innovations as distinct points on a timeline, but new things are often a culmination of technical progress and human acceptance. This is never more true than with the future of the automobile, where automated driving appears to demand such an exacting blend of technology and humanity.

Long ago we decided to assign portions of the driving experience to a machine. Trust developed because we retained agency over the...

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Revs Teams Up With Stanford Journalism for a Data-Driven Conference on the Changing Automobile

A revolution is brewing in the modern automobile. Today, cars are manufactured with increasing intelligence, functioning as sensors, data collectors and communicators. These technological advances are paving the way for some fundamental changes in how cars function in the world and how we interact with cars, including whether or not we will even need to drive them. Google’s most recent model of its self-driving car does away with foot pedals and the...

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Open Garage Talk: Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer

The Revs Program at Stanford & the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) host an evening with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter (GSB '86). The discussion is entitled 'Corvette & Innovation in the Automotive Industry' and will be moderated by historian Michael Lynch.

Event Details:

Cost: Free, but registration is required (see link below)

RSVP: Attendees...

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Great Automotive Classes at Stanford This Autumn Quarter

Among the many wonderful educational opportunities for Stanford students this fall, a number have a decidedly automotive focus. The Revs Program at Stanford is proud to support these classes and even in cases where we are not the supporting organization, we still recommend them highly. The breadth of learning here spans disciplines such as design thinking, environment and resources, mechanical engineering and urban studies. In all cases students will...

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Stanford Students Award 2014 Revs Program at Stanford Award During Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

After Stanford's ME200 students did their final round of judging -- a process that started in May during Spring term and finished this Sunday at Pebble Beach -- one car stood atop them all: The 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa 0704 owned by Thomas Hartley, Jr., of Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The students presented the trophy on the stage during Sunday's 64th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The vehicle was among 12 Ferrari 'TRs' on the lawn on...

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How They Did It: Students Explain How They Judged at This Year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

The members of Stanford's ME200 'Understanding Historical Significance,' were given a rare seat at the table at this year's 2013 Pebble Beach Concurs d'Elegance, the opportunity to present a special award at the historic event. 

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Photos from Open Garage Talk: Jeff Zwart with Diego Rodriguez

Photos from the Revs / CARS Open Garage Talk event featuring Filmmaker Jeff Zwart and hosted by IDEO's / Stanford's Diego Rodriguez.

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Revs Program at Stanford Wins Core77 Design Runner-Up Award

We're proud to announce the Revs Program was first runner up in the Core77 Design Awards for 2013.

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A Behind the Scenes Glimpse of Violet, The Musical

Sammi Cannold, Undergraduate in Drama, takes us on the Stanford Marguerite Shuttle that served as the stage for Violet, the Musical which chronicles one girl's bus journey from North Carolina to Oklahoma in 1964.

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Documentary Film Students Capture Unique Repair Shop

We drop in on a pair of Stanford MFA Documentary Film students as they capture a unique automotive repair facility in Redwood City, California that focuses on female clients. Their film, supported in part by the Revs Program at Stanford, will be completed later this year.

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Remembering Cliff Nass

It is with great sadness that I tell you we lost our beloved Revs Director Cliff Nass this past weekend. Cliff was taking some much needed R&R in the Sierras this weekend when he suffered a sudden heart attack and died. He was 55.

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Do Automobiles Have Politics?

As our Revs-sponsored Anthro 146 class wraps up, some thoughts on Automobility from Professor Lochlann Jain.

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Stanford Students Deliver Revs Award at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Students in the Revs-sponsored ME200 class "Judging Historical Significance: The Automobile" delivered a new award at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Don Meluzio took home the award for his 1963 Porsche 901 prototype.

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Carlos Ghosn Open Garage Talk Video Posted

Our evening with Renault Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn is now posted for viewing.