Toyota Research Institute (TRI) collaborated with Stanford University to develop self-driving technology that may help prevent accidents on the road, and the testing involves installing autonomous systems in modern cars, like the GR Supra. To showcase this achievement, they recently installed the system on Toyota’s latest sports car and computer-controlled drifting ensued. For those who remember, Standford created a self-drifting DeLorean back in 2019. Read more for the video and a bonus.
Professor Chris Gerdes of Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Laboratory stated that since 2008, their team has drawn inspiration from human race car drivers in designing algorithms that enable automated vehicles to handle the most challenging emergencies. This knowledge has enabled them to bring these ideas to life and closer to saving lives on the road.
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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. Completing the course, called ‘MARTYkhana,’ has led to mathematical insights that could improve how autonomous software handles hazardous conditions,” said the team.