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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 heavy! Executive Director of the REVS Program, Reilly Brennan also joins the podcast to talk about how seriously Stanford views the history... Read More

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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 disparate vehicles and ideas from which to develop their own criteria for judging. Judging, in this sense, is organized around the notion of '... Read More

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Welcome MARTY, Stanford's Latest Automated Vehicle

On October 20th at Stanford's Automotive Innovation Facility, Prof Chris Gerdes and a team of students unveiled MARTY, Stanford's self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean.

To learn more about the project, we refer you to the story written by our colleague Bjorn Carey at Stanford News. To view photos of the vehicle and its development, click here. 


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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 Sunday, but it was special in its own right. It is heralded as one of the best TRs of all, as it was miraculously left unrestored and has... Read More

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His Story, Her Story, Car Story

Car stories are about relationships. They’re about collaborating, and going places, and figuring out new things together. Yes, they’re about cars. But they’re about much more than that.

We found that when you ask a diverse group – from China, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United States – to design a car experience, you hear the most amazing stories. The result of this discussion in our Spring class, ME 236, Tales to Design Cars By, was an incredibly welcoming space for imagining, making, building and racing a unique car adventure. This became our EXPE 2014 exhibition, where... Read More