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Oct 9 2015 | PC Magazine | Posted In: Press Coverage
Chris Gerdes, in a talk at Mercedes-Benz’s North American R&D facility, discussed the research his team is doing with philosophers on the ethics of self-driving technology. Using the X1 research vehicle, Gerdes and team are testing the kind of decisions automated cars may make in critical...
Oct 7 2015 | Bloomberg Business | Posted In: Press Coverage
Keith Naughton takes a ride in X1, a student built automated car, as it approaches a simulated road crew where it must make an ethical decision to obey the law and not cross the double yellow line or swerve to spare the crew. In a look at the work of Prof Chris Gerdes, Naughton examines the ethical...
Sep 26 2015 | New York Times | Posted In: Press Coverage
With new high-end cars now running 100 million lines of code, Professor Chris Gerdes says today’s cars “are reaching biological levels of complexity.” Questions arise as to how to regulate and secure these hybrids of digital and mechanical engineering with many calling for automakers to open their...
Jun 29 2015 | Stanford News | Posted In: Press Coverage
A team of Stanford researchers including undergraduates: Zach Chase and Richard Lui; PhD candidates: Avinash Balachandran and Joe Funke and Prof Chris Gerdes devised a flexible, low-cost, easy to use inflatable "popup" obstacle for real-world collision avoidance testing scenarios. This "popup"...
May 18 2015 | Stanford Connect | Posted In: Press Coverage
Chris Gerdes' at Stanford+Connects in Sacramento on May 9, 2015 discussed how using the racetrack as classroom teaches students to push the limits, use creativity, calm and teamwork to develop new ways to build the cars, algorithms and technology for a safer future.

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