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  • Are you interested in being a participant?

    Sign up today to be considered for current and upcoming projects! more »

  • With a Little Help From Our Friends...

    NADS and the College of Pharmacy work together to understand how drugs impact drivers and the safety of our roads more »

  • NADS Students

    Meet the students contributing to our team. more »

  • The NADS miniSim™

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

  • NADS students shine on the Big 10 Network

    Students, staff and faculty come together to advance safety on our roadways. more »


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 February 2015 edition explores the intersection of automated vehicles and the NADS Virtual Proving Ground, heavy truck research, an update on the growing miniSim™ community, and more...
View the PDF  |  July 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

04-16-2015FHWA publishes executive summary of Exploratory Advanced Research project lead by NADS more »
02-23-2015NADS publishes "The Driver's Seat" bi-annual newsletter more »
02-13-2015Iowa City Area Development Group tours NADS to learn more about new vehicle technologies more »
01-28-2015Beth Alicandari, Director of FHWA's Office of Safety Programs, tours NADS
01-27-2015Lone Tree High School students tour NADS
01-12-2015Schwarz, McGehee, and Brown present poster on automated highway system at TRB conference in DC 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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Simulator Preparation for Heavy Truck Study

The National Advanced Driving Simulator invites individuals with a commercial driver's license (CDL-A) to participate in a research study to examine recent upgr ...

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