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Stanford team places 6th in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Arctan, a solar-powered car built by undergraduate members of the Stanford Solar Car Project, placed sixth in the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a nearly 2,000-mile race across the Australian outback.

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Introducing MARTY, Stanford's self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Stanford engineers built an autonomous DeLorean capable of stable, precise drifting at large angles in order to study how cars perform in extreme situations, which could ultimately guide the development of autonomous safety protocols.

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Stanford, Toyota to collaborate on AI research effort

Friday, September 4, 2015

Led by Associate Professor Fei-Fei Li, the new SAIL-Toyota Center for AI Research will focus on teaching computers to see and make critical decisions about how to interact with the world. At the outset, research will address intelligent robotics and autonomous cars.

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Stanford engineering students teach autonomous cars to avoid obstacles

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The best way to survive a car accident is to avoid collisions in the first place. Professor Chris Gerdes' engineering students are developing algorithms and pop-up obstacles that could lead to safe autonomous driving.

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Stanford students to unveil solar-powered race car

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Student team prepares car to compete in an international race across the Australian outback.

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Renault-Nissan Head Carlos Ghosn Talks Future of Cars at Stanford

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Brazilian-born Ghosn is CEO of not one but two car companies, France’s Renault and Japan’s Nissan, makers of the Leaf, the first mass produced all-electric vehicle in the world. He said the car of tomorrow will be "more like a pet than a machine."

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New class lets Stanford students restore a piece of Americana

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A new course in mechanical engineering explores product design and manufacturing through the restoration of an old Cadillac DeVille.

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Stanford study to try cold cash and social game to relieve rush hour traffic

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sleeping in might never feel better. To lower traffic congestion and pollution, a new program seeks to get Stanford drivers to avoid arriving and departing the campus during peak hours.

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