Press Coverage

High-tech historic racecars help build smarter cars for our future, August 24, 2012

Using modern technology on historic race cars, researchers are using tech to monitor drivers bodies, brains and the vehicle to build better and safer cars.   Read Full Article

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Autonomous Leader, September 10, 2012

A conversation with Revs Program faculty, Chris Gerdes, discussing Shelley, the autonomous race car, his passion for racing and the Revs program research instrumenting race car drivers. The innovations from these research projects will improve safety systems in the cars we drive and inform human/machine interation in autonomous cars.   Read Full Article

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Putting More Mechanics into Mechanical Engineering

Stanford Magazine, September 30, 2012

Greg Kress, PhD candidate and Acting Assistant Professor Martin Steinert teach a class on mechanical anthropology, restoring a 1962 Cadillac de Ville and exploring the technology and culture of that time.   Read Full Article

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Preserving Classics, Wrinkles and All

The New York Times, October 05, 2012

With a shift in the collecting community to unrestored, preserved cars escalating each year, what are some of the challenges in maintaining a car in an original state?  Read about the Revs Program’s research on the preservation of automobile surfaces.   Read Full Article

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Autonomous Audi almost matches veteran race car drivers' lap times

gizmag, November 11, 2012

Shelley, Stanford’s autonomous Audi TTS, has maneuvered Pike’s Peak and has a best lap time at Thunderhill Raceway a few seconds slower than a professional race car driver.  Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Chris Gerdes is the project leader of Shelley and the Revs Program’s research on pairing the mechanical sensor data with the biological feedback from the professional drivers who raced a 1966 Ford GT40 at Laguna Seca in August.   Read Full Article

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Finding the Secret Sauce

Road & Track, Dec 2012, December 01, 2012

Can a car's feel be measured? It's a question that has fascinated me for the two decades I've been in this business. I'd argue that there's nothing more vital to the pleasure we take from the automobile than our connection to it.  

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Auto Archives Land in Safe Havens

The New York Times, December 09, 2012

The Revs Program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., has been at the vanguard of the new movement to create an accessible repository of automotive history.   Read Full Article

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Road & Track’s Archives Will Be Preserved For Gentlemen And Scholars, December 10, 2012

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Road & Track archives donated to Stanford Revs Program, December 10, 2012

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The archives of Road & Track magazine come to Stanford

Stanford Report, December 11, 2012

An interdisciplinary team of Stanford researchers exploring the place of the automobile in modern society has inherited the entire 65-year archives of Road & Track magazine.    Read Full Article

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