Marty - The Self Drifting Electric DeLorean

Just today on Back to the Future Day, a group of Stanford researchers unveiled the university's latest self-driving vehicle, and what more appropriate than a DeLorean DMC-12? Only this time, the vehicle is electric... and it can drift as well... completely on its own. The researchers state that Marty stands for "Multiple Actuator Research Test bed for Yaw control." Then again, it seems more like the name was chosen in direct remembrance to Marty McFly from Back to the Future. The scope of Marty (the car) is to drift like a professional race car driver, in order to study how cars perform in extreme situations, which could ultimately guide the development of autonomous safety protocols.

Read more on Marty and watch the video clip here.