Vintage Racecars Reveal New Insights into Man and Machine

August 29, 2011

It's a Saturday morning at the famous Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey. In a back-to-the-future moment, an interdisciplinary team of Stanford researchers is wiring up vintage racecars (and their drivers) with sensors, as part of an effort to create the car of the future.

"The long-term goal is to gather data from the greatest cars ever made, and also some of the crummiest cars ever made, to understand what makes great cars great and crummy cars crummy," says Communication Professor Cliff Nass, director of the newly established Revs Program at Stanford.

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