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  • Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Corridor Designated Automated Vehicle Proving Ground

    Read the joint UI / Iowa DOT press release here more »

  • MyCarDoesWhat Recognized for Marketing Efforts

    The MyCarDoesWhat campaign has received an honorable mention in the PR Daily Awards' Cause-Related Marketing category more »

  • NADS receives grant to address safety issues prioritized by U.S. DOT

    Research priority promotes safety and works to develop the next generation of transportation leaders. more »

  • 9th International Driving Assessment Conference

    Learn more about this year’s International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design more »

  • Cannabis and Driving

    A recent multi-year study at NADS examined the interaction between cannabis, alcohol and driving more »

  • The NADS miniSim™

    The driving simulation platform that's scalable, portable, and powerful. more »


Current News

05-10-2017NADS Measures Driver Interactions with Automated Driving System more »
05-03-2017In Self-Steering Race, GM Maps New Path With Super Cruise more »
03-28-2017Virtual reality app aims to help drivers with safety features more »
03-27-2017Virtual Reality Can Help Drivers Understand the Question, "My Car Does What?" more »
03-22-2017NHTSA Releases Drowsy Driving Report: "Asleep at the Wheel" more »
02-16-2017NADS Thinks Big - UI Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Newsletter more »
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The National Advanced Driving Simulator...
is the host, developer, and operator of the world's most advanced ground vehicle simulator.

From its inception, the mission of NADS continues to be to help our research partners save lives, and reduce the costs of vehicle crashes by better understanding the impact of technology, pharmaceuticals and other factors on driving performance.


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Drivers age 18 to 75 are invited to participate in a project about tasks people may do while driving. You would be required to come to one daytime or evening vi ...

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