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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 »

  • NADS Releases Technology Demonstration Study Technical Report

    A recent study provides insights into driver attitudes and knowledge about emerging advanced driver assistance systems technologies. 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 »

  • 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

02-16-2017NADS Thinks Big - UI Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Newsletter more »
02-10-2017Iowa Public Radio River to River: Texting While Driving Legislation more »
02-06-2017DITV News: Driving Simulator more »
02-04-2017Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Corridor Designated Automated Vehicle Proving Ground more »
01-30-2017As Drugged Driving Increases, Hard Answers Still Elusive more »
01-23-2017Research on THC blood levels sheds light on difficulties of testing for impaired driving 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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Drowsy Driving testing DMS

The National Advanced Driving Simulator at The University of Iowa Research Park is inviting adults to participate in a driving simulation evaluating procedures ...

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