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  • Are you interested in being a participant?

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

  • NHTSA Administrator Rosekind Tours NADS

    NADS and UI showcase efforts to curb drowsy driving more »

  • Cannabis and Driving

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

  • The NADS miniSim™

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

07-26-2016News Story: "How Iowa is paving the way for self-driving cars" (Des Moines Register) more »
07-26-2016News Story: "Tech Takes Stress Out of Parking Mess" (GearBrain) more »
07-22-2016Research: Ahmad presents Springfield, a virtual proving ground for automated vehicles, at Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco more »
07-19-2016Research: McGehee and McDonald chair session on human factors at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco more »
07-19-2016News Story: "With advanced technology, drivers still control safety" (Sacramento Bee) more »
07-18-2016News Story: "NASCAR XFINITY Series Driver Brendan Gaughan Makes Stop at NADS to Illustrate Importance of STEM Curriculum" (College of Engineering) 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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Effects of Various Drugs on Driving

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

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