Press Coverage

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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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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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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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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Biometrics used to measure car racers’ response, August 23, 2012

 Researchers from Stanford's Revs Program are using biological data from race car drivers and vehicle metrics from a 1966 Ford GT40 during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to learn what activities require the most brain activity to design safety features in Shelley, Stanford's autonomous car.   Read Full Article

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Ford GT40 racing drivers give autonomous cars driving lessons, August 22, 2012

See how two GT40 race car drivers are influencing safety features in ordinary cars and steering controls in Shelley, Stanford's autonomous race car.   Read Full Article

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Stanford's Robotic Racecar Learns From Humans, August 21, 2012

Using biological data and brain activity from professional race car drivers paired with mechanical performance recorded data from a 1966 Ford GT40, Revs Program at Stanford research team lead by Chris Gerdes is improving algorithms on Shelley, Stanford's autonomous car, learning from what the best professional drivers do instinctively.   Read Full Article

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Racers’ Brains Provide Data for Autonomous Cars, August 20, 2012

Professor Chris Gerdes leads Revs Program at Stanford researchers gathering brainwave wave data of race car drivers in a '66 Ford GT40 outfitted with gyroscopes, sensors & accelerometers to design steering systems for Shelley, Stanford's autonomous car and safety features that can help ordinary drivers by stabilizing their vehicle if the driver goes beyond a car's limits.   Read Full Article

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Turning Your Dumb Car Into a Smart Car

KION 46, August 18, 2012

Check-out this video by KION 46 showing the Revs Program at Stanford's research by Professor Chris Gerdes getting inside the mind of race car drivers to make vehicles more responsive to road conditions and to use this knowledge to develop safer systems for accident avoidance.   Read Full Article

Developing the brain of a driverless car, August 17, 2012

Stanford researchers from the Revs Program at Stanford are pairing vehicle dynamics data with brainwave data of race car drivers to improve computer algorithms in driverless cars.   Read Full Article

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