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  • 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 »

  • 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 »


Current News

12-08-2017UI steering future of automated driving industry more »
11-29-2017Roadway testing to soon begin for nearly driverless cars more »
11-29-2017National Advanced Driving Simulator examines how self-driving cars will hold up on Iowa roads more »
11-28-2017National Advanced Driving Simulator examines how self-driving cars will hold up on Iowa roads more »
11-16-2017Popular YouTuber visits University of Iowa driving simulator more »
10-22-2017Created in the Corridor: Crystal Group more »
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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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