Over There!: Le Monstre and Petit Pataud Return to Le Mans France
In 1950, Briggs Cunningham entered two Cadillac race cars to challenge Europe's best at the Le Mans 24 Hour race. This summer they return for the first time in 62 years to run in the Le Mans Classic. The biennial historic race celebrates past runnings of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and this year there is a Stars and Stripes theme. Both Cadillacs, also known by their respective monikers, Le Monstre and Petit Pataud, join other American drivers and historical race cars at this popular event . The Cadillacs hold special significance to the French public, since the famous luxury car is named in honor of the 18th Century French explorer who founded Detroit in 1701. Read the latest news items and press releases here.
Autoweek profiles the Stanford University Revs Program "Open Garage Day" activities. Click here to read the report.
Listen here to Amy Tardif's WGCU public radio feature on the Stanford Revs initiative broadcast on February 7, 2012.
REVS Press Conference
The January 2012 REVS Institute press conference was reported by the Naples Daily News journalist Harriet Howard Heithaus. Click here to read her feature newspaper article.
Are Driverless Cars in Our Future?
A team lead by Prof. Chris Gerdes visited the Revs Institute in Naples, FL to instrument for testing two 1966 Ford GT 40 race cars to study human and vehicle response. In a public talk,
Prof. Gerdes lined out how engineers can learn from historic vehicles to design safer and more enjoyable vehicles for the future. He showed how students are pushing ahead with driverless vehicles and opportunities to make man and machine more compatible and even learn from each other. Learn more.
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Stanford University Program
Cars are the topic of academic inquiry at Stanford University program -- a recent news report by the Sacramento Bee.
Driver and Engineering Interface
Watch the recent Hagerty Classic Car TV report on the ongoing Stanford University REVS program's psychophysiological study of the driver and engineering interface filmed at Laguna Seca, California in August 2011.
Collier Collection Acquires Famed Automotive Author's Archives
World-Renowned "Ludvigsen Library" Finds Home at Collier Collection Archives
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Stanford announces the Revs Institute at Stanford University