PHOTOS: Self-Driving DeLorean Drifts Like a Champ

A team of Stanford researchers have created a self-driving Delorean, the electric car from "Back to the Future," that can drift around corners and do donuts.

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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts. Welcome to the future.
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The drifting, re-engineered a vintage 1981 DeLorean is doing all those donuts in a parking lot for a reason: the team is researching the limits of self-driving cars, and wanted to see how autonomous vehicles could handle extreme driving safely.
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The car, nicknamed MARTY – Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control – was created by Stanford mechanical engineering professor Chris Gerdes and his students alongside partners Revs Program at Stanford and Renovo Motors.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"The laws of physics will limit what the car can do, but we think the software should be capable of any possible maneuver within those limits. MARTY is another step in this direction, thanks to the passion and hard work of our students," Gerdes said.
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By pushing the limits of self-driving cars, "We want to design automated vehicles that can take any action necessary to avoid an accident," Gerdes said.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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A team of researchers at Stanford University have created a self-driving Delorean they call MARTY: the Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control. In other words, this car can drive itself and do donuts.
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