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ENGINEERS at California’s Stanford University have developed an electrically powered DeLorean that can autonomously drift.

Stringing out the Back to the Future theme, they may also have created the world’s worst ‘backronym’. The Multiple Actuator Research world s Test bed for Yaw control (MARTY) does have a serious application, though, turning traditional stability control philosophies on their head by developing autonomous driving algorithms where stability is sacrificed in order to turn rapidly and avoid accidents. sacrif accide