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...


Open Garage Talk: Hyperloop One Co-Founder Josh Giegel

On November 17, Stanford welcomes Hyperloop One co-founder Josh Giegel (MS '08) for our next edition of our Open Garage Talk Series. The event will be moderated by Stanford d.school's Perry Klebahn (MS '91). Please join us for the event by registering below:

The event will start with a 5:00 PM reception at the Automotive Innovation Facility. The moderated discussion is from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. The event is open to the public, but you must you must...


Revs Program at Stanford Featured on Motor Trend

Motor Trend Audio Podcast #98: "A Class Not to Ditch"

"Stop us if you've heard this one: A nuclear scientist, an aerospace engineer and an IndyCar driver walk into the Stanford REVS Program. Wait, it's true! American race car driver J.R. Hildebrand is the professor and the other two are his pupils. All three join this episode's conversation about what Stanford has developed to educate those who will be creating the future of mobility. This is...


Workshop: Driving Constraints

Automated vehicles are already here today, with constraints helping to accelerate their development. Take the examples of highway autopilot systems and parallel parking assist systems: both have limited scope, both are examples of automated technologies available today. In this workshop, held on September 9 2016 at Stanford University, we will discuss with experts who have designed automated systems using constraints as a development path.



Revs Students Award Trophy at 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Stanford students awarded their historical significance trophy to the 1901 Panhard et Levassor Type B1 Race Car Chassis 2866 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 21, 2016. The students were enrolled in ME200, 'Understanding Historical Significance of the Automobile,' a now legendary class taught in the Spring quarter by David Kelley, Reilly Brennan and Jon Feiber.

The Revs Program-sponsored class presents the students a field of...


Visit The Revs Program at Stanford During Classic Car Week in Monterey

The Revs Program at Stanford is at the biggest and best events during Classic Car Week at Monterey. From the race track to the golf course, you'll see us across the peninsula, with our students engaged in fantastic experiences that span the past, present and future of the automobile.

Tour d’Elegance (Google Map)

Thursday 08.18, 7AM-9AM (Ticket: free, open admission)
Stanford students will ride along in the...


ME302C: Mobility Entrepreneurship

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding for the requirements that go into the design of a highly complex yet easy-to-use product, i.e. the automobile. Students will learn about very different interdisciplinary aspects that characterize the automobile and personal mobility. This is the third part of a 3-quarter seminar series, which build on one another but can be taken independently. This quarter, students will learn from 9...


Open Garage Talk: Mindset of a Champion

The Revs Program at Stanford & the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) host an evening with Patrick Long and Patrick Dempsey. The event will be held Feb 10, 2016 at Stanford's Automotive Innovation Facility on central campus and will be moderated by Diego Rodriguez of IDEO. The event is open to the public, but you must you must RSVP at this page in order to attend.

Address of event: Automotive...


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Do Automobiles Have Politics?

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


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.


Carlos Ghosn Open Garage Talk Video Posted

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