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  • Participate in Our Hazard Alerting Pilot Project

    Download an app on your Android smartphone and drive in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Corridor--that's it! more »

  • How Unsafe is it to Vlog While Driving?

    Learn more in this entertaining and educational video, filmed at NADS, from YouTube vlogger, Tom Scott more »

  • NADS Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

    Click here to view and download the annual report more »

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

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

  • University of Iowa Awarded Projects through New Toyota Program

    Toyota demonstrates commitment to safety research and innovation in continued partnership with UI by sponsoring projects studying autonomous and connected vehicle technologies more »

  • Cannabis and Driving

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


Current News

01-19-2018Student researchers, scholars get spotlight in 2018 banner campaign more »
01-17-2018Drivers wanted to test new app more »
01-17-2018UI looking for Corridor drivers to test new app more »
01-15-2018Is All This New Automotive Safety Tech Working? Not If Drivers Don’t Understand It more »
12-08-2017UI steering future of automated driving industry more »
11-29-2017Roadway testing to soon begin for nearly driverless cars 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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Nighttime Driving Behaviors

Drivers aged 21 to 60 are invited to participate in a driving simulation study to examine nighttime driving behaviors in our NADS-1 simulator. You will be requi ...

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