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    Official: Ford partnering with MIT, Stanford on autonomous vehicle research
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    Ask any car engineer what's the biggest variable in achieving fuel economy targets, and he'll tell you "the driver." If one human can't understand human driving behavior enough to be certain about an innocuous number like miles per gallon, how is an autonomous car supposed to figure out what ...

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    Report: UK to begin testing driverless cars in bid to ease congestion
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    Google, Stanford University, and a few other institutions have been testing driverless cars on American roads for some time now. Soon, though, the autonomous vehicle will go across the pond for their first tests on the wrong side of public roads. The BBC reports that the British government has ...

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    Report: Road & Track archives donated to Stanford Revs Program
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    In the latest example of awesomeness from the Stanford Revs Program, Hearst Publishing is transferring the entire archives of Road & Track magazine to the Palo Alto, California campus for preservation. The program aims to create a researchable catalog of automotive history, and the archives ...

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    Video: Stanford wiring up vintage sports cars and their drivers to help develop new cars
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    Stanford has taken to playing with vintage Porsche racers as part of the institution's research on the interaction between driver and vehicle. By swaddling a 1960 Porsche Abarth Carrera in GPS antennae, motion sensors and laser measuring equipment to monitor the vehicle's suspension geometry, ...

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    Stanford starts new program all about the automobile
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    You may think you know cars, but a new program at Stanford may enlighten you on a whole new level. The "Revs" program, which is taught by Stanford Communications Professor Clifford Nass, links the school's engineering program with its design program. Nass says the goal of the program is "to create ...

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    Volkswagen's autonomous "Junior" reverse power-slides into parking spot
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    Automotive technology is rapidly advancing to the point where we eventually won't need to actually drive a car ourselves in most real world scenarios. At the forefront of this development work is Volkswagen and its new electronics lab in Palo Alto, ...

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    Volkswagen and Stanford: Parking Cars Without People [w/video]
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    Volkswagen and Stanford's Autonomous Vehicle Program – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday at Stanford University, the world's valets were put on notice. The crew at Volkswagen's Vehicle Innovation Lab (VAIL) hosted an event for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, where the ...

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    Audi drops more photos and info on "Shelley", the autonomous TT-S
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    Autonomous Audi TT-S "Shelley" - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We first heard about the latest autonomous driving project from Stanford University and the Volkswagen Group a couple of weeks ago. Audi has released some more information on the car, a TT-S coupe that, like its predecessors, ...

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    VIDEO: More autonomous VW action from Stanford
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    VAIL Autonomous valet parking demo -- Click above to view the video after the jump
    You didn't think having an Audi TTS climb Pike's Peak was the only thing that Stanford's Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory was working on, did you? No, they're also working on something closer to home -- ...

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    Stanford to run driverless Audi TT-S up Pikes Peak next year [w/VIDEO]
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    Stanford's autonomously drifting Audi TTS -- Click above to view video after the jump
    If you read AutoblogGreen regularly, then you already know that Volkswagen and Stanford University have taken their relationship that began with developing autonomous vehicles to compete in the ...

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    GM-powered Carnegie Mellon team take first prize at DARPA
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    After the DARPA dust settled, only 40 minutes separated the first, second and third place contenders for this year's $2 million bounty. The Carnegie Mellon team, behind the virtual wheel of a tech'd-out Tahoe dubbed the "Boss," won the DARPA Urban Challenge, the first event held in a mock city ...

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    First Look: Stanford's 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge entrant, "Junior"
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    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is part of the US Defense Department, and it provides funding to all kinds of researchers for projects that might at some point have a useful military application. Over the last several decades they have funded many projects, some of which have ...

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    VW GTI '53+1' - Look Ma, no hands!
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    Named in honor of Herbie the Love Bug, the famous number 53, Volkswagen's GTI '53+1' is car that requires no human nanny. It's a fully automatic car that can negotiate twists, turns and straights at the edge of its performance envelope, all without the aid of a driver's touch. The '53+1' uses radar ...

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    Head of Stanford DARPA Challenge project speaks about the future of autonomous vehicles
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    We had the pleasure of catching Dr. Sebastian Thrun's keynote presentation at the 2006 Sensors Expo on Tuesday, where he spoke to the audience about his experience leading Stanford's DARPA Challenge entry to victory last year and how the project's success may affect the way we drive in the ...

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    The Great Robot Race adds dimension to DARPA Challenge
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    We all know the basic facts about the DARPA Grand Challenge that pitted over 20 autonomous vehicles against each other and the elements out in the Mojave Desert last October. After watching the NOVA special The Great Robot Race on PBS last night the entire enterprise has taken on a whole new ...

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