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Featured Items:

SAFEty Research using SIMulation
NADS is happy to be home to the SAFER-SIM University Transportation Center that sponsors research, performs outreach activities in STEM areas, and aids workforce development and education efforts in the area of transportation safety.
Visit the SAFER-SIM website

The Driver Seat - The official newsletter of NADS
The July 2014 edition highlights NADS' participation at the upcoming Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress, research with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more...
View the PDF  |  February 2014 edition   |  Older issues

The NADS miniSim™
NADS has developed a low-cost, PC-based driving simulation platform open to and supported by it's own worldwide community of users and NADS software developers.
Watch the video  |  Visit the miniSim website



Current News

08-21-2014Chris Schwarz quoted in the Guardian's coverage on Google's driverless cars more »
08-13-2014U.S. DOT Exhibit Booth #1201 to Offer Conference Attendees a Virtual Drive Through the Future of Transportation more »
08-12-2014US Senator Harkin visits NADS as part of his farewell tour more »
08-08-2014NADS Cannabis Study Featured on Iowa Public Radio more »
08-05-2014Sue Chrysler recognized for attracting more than $1 million in research funding in FY14 more »
08-04-2014Daily Iowan reports on research funding and media day at NADS 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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Driving with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The National Advanced Driving Simulator invites individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to participate in a research study to identify the most promisin ...

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