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Stanford’s MARTY Autonomous Driving & Drifting DeLorean

Stanford engineers have taught MARTY, their driverless DeLorean, to drift through a kilometer-long autocross course with the agility and precision of a human driver.

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Completing the course, called “MARTYkhana,” has led to mathematical insights that could improve how autonomous software handles hazardous conditions./Stanford

The video from Stanford shows how this autonomous car can complete complex courses. MARTY stands for Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control.

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The car is obviously heavily modified. For starters, it’s a fully electric vehicle with a pair of motors sending prolific torque to the rear wheels. The car uses two GPS antennas to track position within one inch and computer controlled steering.