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  • Video: Automated Driving Systems for Rural America

    How do people in rural areas who can’t drive get where they need to go? Decades down the road, “AVs could allow these people to continue to live independently,” says Omar Ahmad. more »

  • 2020 Annual Report: National Advanced Driving Simulator

    Learn more about our major accomplishments from FY20, including ADS for Rural America, cannabis and driving, teens at the wheel, human factors, connected simulation, Parkinson's disease, new options on miniSim, and more more »

  • Drugged driving research: Major findings 2010–2020

    Read a quick summary of our major drugged driving research findings from the past 10 years. more »

  • The Road to the Future Runs Through Iowa

    University of Iowa researchers at the National Advanced Driving Simulator pave the way for the automated vehicles of tomorrow. But how soon before self-driving cars get here? Iowa's rural roads could hold the key. more »

  • Take a 360 degree virtual tour of the National Advanced Driving Simulator

    Check out our new virtual tour of our facility, including the simulators and research vehicles more »

  • UI ramping up automated vehicle testing on local rural roads from $7M USDOT grant

    Automated vehicle route to go through Iowa City, Hills, Riverside, and Kalona starting in 2021 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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Drowsy Driving

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

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