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Jun 19 2017 | Wired | Posted In: Press Coverage
An MIT research group is working on "parallel autonomy" where a human still drives and the vehicle takes over when the human is about to mess up. Stanford's Wendy Ju talks about the feasibility of this approach.
Jun 7 2017 | The New York Times | Posted In: Press Coverage
Shared control where the human is in the loop and must take control in an emergency is a challenge for automotive technologists. Two Stanford groups researched different aspects of the hand-off challenge.
May 10 2017 | The Detroit News | Posted In: Press Coverage
CARS Director Chris Gerdes, seen here next to X1, highlights some of the automotive research at Stanford which some experts say constitutes the Big 3 of autonomy along with Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Michigan.  Researchers partner with companies to make driver-less...
Dec 5 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Press Coverage
Stanford celebrated the opening of the Stanford Generating Station in Kern County, CA in December which will provide more than 50 percent of  electricity for the campus. The 67-megawatt plant contains about 19.9 million solar cells and covers approximately 200 acres.
Jul 18 2016 | The Stanford Daily | Posted In: Press Coverage
Joshua Browder ’19, a Stanford CS student coded a chatbot named DoNotPay, which he calls the world’s first robot lawyer. DoNoPay offers free legal aid by asking questions and then providing the relevant documents for users to mail. Already, DoNotPay has overturned 160,000 parking tickets and...