Nass says the goal of the program is "to create a vital and much-deserved intellectual community around the car as technological and aesthetic artifact and cultural symbol." Stanford, which has a thriving technical school that feeds Silicon Valley, is in a unique position of focusing on the upcoming technological needs of the next generation of cars and trucks.
The program was jump-started on Thursday, April 7, with a day-long symposium penned "Celebrating the Automobile." Sounds like the life we live every day, but we rarely do so in the company of a 1933 Bentley once owned by English racing legend Eddie Hall. The celebration included scholars, experts and Le Mans Series auto racer Duncan Dayton in an effort to create an "auto-biography" of the Bentley.
[Source: New York Times]