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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

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A Student's Trip to Bogotá Generates Ideas for S.F.'s Muni Bus System

(This is the second post from Douglas Sharp about Bogotá’s BRT system; to read the first post visit here)

Regardless of Bogotá’s success with its BRT system, San Francisco’s transit needs demand a slightly different approach. For instance, just take a look at San Francisco and Bogotá’s populations:

  • San Francisco: 800,000+ citizens.
  • Bogotá: 7,500,000+ citizens.

Bogotá’s population size and density put it in a different league than San Francisco. While a full-featured BRT system worked well for Bogotá, it may not make sense for many of the current... Read More

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A Digital Tale: Leaded Gasoline Digital Storytelling Project Unveiled

After two academic quarters of research, design, coding, and implementation, students in Stanford's Graduate Program in Journalism launched "Leaded Gas: A Toxic Tale", a web adaptation of Jamie Lincoln Kitman's award-winning article "The Secret History of Lead", originally published in The Nation.


Three journalism masters students, Katie Brigham, Vjeran Pavic, and Matt Hansen, supported by Journalism faculty advisors Ann Grimes and Geri Migielicz - and with research support from Stanford's Revs Program and technical support from Yahoo's Tumblr team - developed a... Read More

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Revs Student Learns from Bogotá’s Buses

Pop quiz: name which city is home to the world’s premier bus rapid transit (BRT) system.

Did you guess Bogotá, Colombia? Would you have if it weren’t in the title of this post?

Five months ago, that pop quiz would have stumped me. During Professor Frederic Stout’s Rev-sponsored Urban Studies 167: The Automobile, the City, and the New Mobilities, Bogotá’s TransMilenio system caught my eye. I had to learn more.

With support from the Revs Program, I traveled in March to Bogotá to see the TransMilenio firsthand. There I met with a handful of stakeholders to gather... Read More

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New Video: Historic Vehicles Changing Student Trajectories

In our latest video looking inside the Revs Program, student researchers reflect on their experiences working on the historic vehicles of the The Collier Collection and the impact these vehicles have had on their research and career perspectives. The Collier Collection of Automobiles and a major research library are part of the Revs Institute for Automotive research in Naples, FL. The video was created to mark the public opening of the Revs Institute on March 25.