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

Since Google started to do research in the domain of autonomous cars that drive through normal traffic, it is clear that autonomous cars will going to rule our streets in the next centuries. They may even driver better than you, which is not a big surprise if i watch the way some people drive on the street today. Within this TED talk 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.)

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.

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