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Chris Gerdes:
The future race car — 150mph, and no driver

TEDxStanford · 10:47 · Filmed May 2012
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Chris Gerdes: The future race car — 150mph, and no driver
10:47 · Filmed May 2012 at TEDxStanford · Subtitles available in 25 languages

Autonomous cars are coming — and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident. And yet, in studying the brainwaves of professional racing drivers, Gerdes says he has gained a new appreciation for the instincts of professional drivers. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.)

Mechanical engineer
An autonomous car may seem like a thing of the distant future, but mechanical engineer Chris Gerdes is racing to make it a reality today. Full bio
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